News | 1st Oct, 2011

Carbon tax relay rolls in

Saturday, 1 October 2011
Elise Snashall-Woodhams

Who said a carbon tax can’t be fun?

About 20 people rolled an enormous earth-ball through Rosalind Park yesterday as part of the Victorian Say Yes Earth Relay, an event in support of the price on pollution.

The earth-ball is being passed from town to town across Victoria in a series of community events leading up to the final vote on the Clean Energy Future carbon price legislation in Parliament in early November.

Bendigo Sustainability Group’s policy action group co-ordinator Karen Corr said the group took part in the relay to show there was strong support for putting a price on pollution from Bendigo residents.

“We support the price on pollution as a good first step to transition to a low-carbon and sustainable-energy future,” she said.

“This is the way the future is heading and we want to be part of that.”

Photo credit: Jim Aldersey, Bendigo Advertiser

Check out the photos from the day here

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