News | 11th Aug, 2010

Green groups plan street action in Maroondah

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Maroondah Leader 

Hundreds of people are expected to step out into Maroondah this Sunday to highlight the need for action on climate change.

Environment Victoria, together with Deakin Climate Action Now and other local groups, have announced that the annual Walk Against Warming is heading to the eastern suburbs this year.

Deakin Climate Action Now spokeswoman Ingrid Crosser said the walk would begin at Deakin federal Labor MP Mike Symon’s Mitcham office at 12.30pm before spreading into neighbouring suburbs, including Ringwood, Croydon South and Heathmont.

“There are thousands of families in our area changing their own lifestyles to reduce their impact on the environment,” Ms Crosser said. “Now it is time for the Government and big polluters to get serious and take part in reducing carbon pollution.”

Environment Victoria’s chief executive Kelly O’Shannassy said the community was disappointed with the lack of action on climate change during the federal election campaign, and instead of rallying the city, environmentalists would instead rally in key marginal seats.

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