I know you're passionate about climate action but I was gobsmacked by the turnout at yesterday's National Day of Climate Action. 60,000 people in hot, summer colours, at events all over the country, came together calling for real action on climate. Families, friends, pollies, firefighters all turned up the heat on our leaders. You saw it. It was incredible and it gave me hope that Australians are serious about making their voices heard.
The rallies caught national media attention with coverage in The Age, SMH, Adelaide’s Advertiser, Hobart’s Mercury, The Australian, the Fin Review, the West Australian and The Guardian and exploded across social media.
A special shout out to our volunteers who called ACF members and asked them to attend, and who handed out placards on the day. Our event partners were also brilliant.
Actions speak louder than words. And pictures are pretty good too.
When news of the rallies reached a meeting of NGOs at COP19 in Warsaw a huge cheer filled the room. This week the laws that protect our future are being debated in Parliament. Let's keep up the pressure. It's going to be a hot summer of climate action.