Peak environment groups from around the country have announced they will be holding Australia’s biggest day of climate action, Walk Against Warming, nationally on Sunday, 15 August, six days before the federal election.
“Millions of ordinary Australians are already doing their bit to tackle climate change, and they want to see politicians face up to their responsibility to reduce greenhouse pollution. This election the Walk Against Warming will call on politicians to walk with the people, not the big polluters,” said Kelly O’Shanassy, CEO of Environment Victoria, speaking on behalf of the Conservation Councils.
“Voters are sick of all the squabbling, backflips and delays from politicians on climate action. Australian communities are making the changes needed to reduce their impact on the environment, now it’s time for the government and big polluters to take part in reducing carbon pollution,” said Pepe Clarke, CEO of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
Since 2005, hundreds of thousands of people across the nation have expressed their support for greater government action on climate change by joining the Walk Against Warming. This year, a diverse range of Walk against Warming activities will be held in every capital city and many regional centres across the country.
For more information on the Walk Against Warming activities taking place on Sunday, 15 August see: www.walkagainstwarming.org.au
For interview contact
Kelly O’Shanassy, Environment Victoria 0421 054 402
Pepe Clarke, Nature Conservation Council of NSW 0402 325 471
Emma Anglesey, Environment Tasmania, 0419 364 450
Stuart Blanch, Environment Centre NT 0448 887 303
Toby Hutcheon, Queensland Conservation Council, 0419 664 503
Louise Morris, Conservation Council of WA, (08) 9420 7266
Susanna Chung Conservation Council of ACT 0412 389 083
Julie Pettett, Conservation Council of South Australia, 0417 879 439
Media assistance: Louise Matthiesson 0417 017 844