25 February 2017, Saturday 11.00 am, Lake Burley Griffin West Basin
Meet on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin West Basin near the ferry terminal (between the boat hire and the bike hire places) to welcome Steve Posselt as he paddles ashore. Welcome speeches will be followed by mingling over a BYO picninc lunch. Please bring placards and banners (hand-held only)! Then, we’ll wander over to ANU for the presentation and seminar, details below.
Please RSVP via EventBrite for the following FREE afternoon events at ANU: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kayak4earth-and-climate-emergency-declaration-petition-canberra-finale-tickets-32180524816
25 February 2017, Saturday 1.00 pm – 2.40 pm, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 3, ANU
Steve Posselt’s lively audio-visual presentation and talk about his Connecting Climate Chaos kayak odyssey, followed by questions. Exact location (which building and lecture theatre) to be advised soon. Then, an afternoon tea break, followed by Part 3 at the same location.
25 February 2017, Saturday 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 3, ANU
Engineers Australia Climate Action Seminar
Engineers Australia welcome to Steve and climate emergency seminar program. Speakers confirmed so far include President of Engineers Australia John McIntosh, Ian Dunlop, Simon Corbell, and Philip Sutton, with MC David Hood.
27 February 2017, Monday 12.00 noon to 12.30 pm, Australian Parliament House forecourt
Petition handover to Adam Bandt MP
We’re already collecting petition signatures to help reach the 100,000 target, so please sign it online right now at http://climateemergencydeclaration.org/sign
Steve is an engineer, an adventurer, and a passionate climate campaigner. He is making the Climate Emergency Declaration petition the focus of the last leg of his Connecting Climate Chaos kayak odyssey.http://kayak4earth.com/
Starting on 1 January 2017, Steve has been paddling down the NSW coast, stopping to give public talks and collect petition signatures on the way. Currently he is dragging his kayak to Canberra on wheels to deliver the petition.
*PLEASE WEAR RED CLOTHES*
Adani is back.
This huge coal company is again pushing their plans for what would be the largest coal mine in Australia’s history in regional Queensland.
Right now, Adani needs more money.
Twelve of the world’s largest banks have already said no to Adani’s megamine, but three of Australia’s big four banks are still sitting on the fence. NAB has said no. CommBank and ANZ have begun to give ground.
Westpac is the only bank that has said nothing.
Join us to launch a renewed push on Westpac outside their major branch in Canberra to tell Westpac to rule out this climate wrecker.
WHERE: Westpac branch in Civic, Petrie Plaza
WHEN: Monday February 20th at 10am.
WEAR: Please wear red clothes!
This is our line in the sand.
*Please RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/westpac-stopadani-launch-canberra*
Canberra People’s Climate March – join us!
To change everything, we need everyone. So let’s make it clear everyone is at the People’s Climate March! Let’s meet in Canberra at Parliament to present a symbolic message and showcase the beauty in our diversity. We’ll then turn and walk together to Reconciliation Place for a family friendly Community Festival of Solutions with music, speeches and stalls, to celebrate how our communities are leading with action. Inspire and be inspired to create action and change!
Create your own message, come as you are, or join one of our colourful march sections to show that when it comes to addressing climate change, from here on in, we’re all in.
On the eve of the crucial climate negotiations in Paris people in cities all over the world will take to the streets asking our representatives to cooperate to make a deal that gives us a livable planet. We will march the short distance from outside Parliament House to Reconciliation Place down by the lake.
We will march in colored bands to represent our key reason for attending the rally.
Wear Green if you want to speak for the species and ecosystems that don’t have a voice.
Wear Blue if you want to stand for future generations.
Wear Yellow if you are inspired by climate change solutions.
Wear Orange if you want jobs that help rather than harm the environment.
Wear Red if you are feeling the impacts of climate change now. Bring umbrellas of the right color to keep off the sun and rain at bay.
The event lasts for about 2 and half hours and ends with a festival at Reconciliation Place down the lake.
Thousands of Australians will turn out for one of the World’s largest ever days of climate action. Our message is simple – Action, Not Words – as political leaders fail to take real action on climate change, we must empower ourselves and our communities to bring an end to fossil fuel expansion and to protect and grow our renewable energy sector.
Thousands will gather in Canberra for a Festival of Community Action. You’ll hear from community leaders about how you can get directly involved in vital campaigns: to save the Great Barrier Reef, Divest from Fossil Fuels, and Protect the Leard Forest from Coal. We’ll share skills, discuss our vision and prepare for further action. Bring your own picnic and we’ll bring the entertainment – definitely an event for all the family.
Climate Action Canberra invites you to the 2013 Silly Season Celebration
It’s been another huge year catalysing real action to stop global warming. We invite you to be merry, catch up, reflect on the year past and make some dreams for 2014.
When: Sunday December 15th, 12.00-3.00 pm and beyond.
What; Please bring a picnic, blanket and everything you need.
Share your reflections and dreams for 2014 starting at 1.30 pm.
All Welcome, no RSVP needed.
Where: In the Hacket Gardens, Turner , ACT [near the ANU and Barry Drive]
If it rains we will be in our Marquee Lounge and inside an adjacent house.