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Walk Against Warming

 

On Saturday 12th December, concerts and rallies will be held in cities around the world to promote the need for a safe climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen.

 

Brisbane will be one of those cities and you can make the difference!

 

Your presence can directly impact positive global outcomes through the broadcast image of Brisbane's peacefully expressed desire for climate change agreement.

 

The Brisbane Walk Against Warming is connected to rallies and concerts being held around the world on Saturday 12th December.  The gathering is expected to be the first event to fill the new King George Square to capacity and has been timed mid-Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting to demonstrate democratic will to our leaders and calls for action and agreement on climate change.

 

There will be a rally, walk around the city followed by a concert of donated performances by the The Red Paintings, Katie Noonan & the Captains, Passenger, The Black Market Rhythm Company, Marshall & The Fro, Dallas Frasca.  Speakers from the Pacific Islands, Make Poverty History, Queensland Conservation Council, The Wilderness Society, Live Greenblog with Graham Readfearn and more along with live mural painting by renowned environmental artist Howie Cooke.

 

It is a free to the public, all ages non-alcohol event in King George Square.

 

Brisbane Program for King George Square, Saturday 12th December

 

10:00 Welcome to country

10:10 Toby Hutcheon Queensland Conservation Council

10:20 Director UNEP Asia Pacific Dr Park Young-Woo

10:30 Message From Copenhagen, Prof Ian Lowe

10:35 Walk Against Warming

12:00 Drew Dellinger

12:10 TBC

13:00 Wendy Limpus - Pacific Island Campaign

13:10 Passenger

14:00 Gillian Marshall - Make Poverty History

14:10 Katie Noonan and The Captains

15:00 Tarquin Moon - Cape York World Heritage Wilderness

15:10 Black Market Rhythm Co

16:00 Ayla Curtis - Extreme Weather Heroes

16:10 Marshall & the Fro

17:00 Graham Readfearn - Courier Mail Greenblog review of Walk Against Warming 2009

17:10 Dallas Frasca

 

Be there, 10am Saturday 12th December King George Square Brisbane

 

  • UNEP Director for Asia Pacific Dr Park Young-Woo will send message from Brisbane to Copenhagen for morning news, that the public rallies and concerts around the world on the 12th of December must be recognized as democratic will.
  • Cycle to city offer 100 free bike parking spaces in King George Square bike parking station
  • Route promotes walking and cycling with new Kurilpa Bridge as feature of walk
  • 30 separate grass roots climate action networks around Brisbane have registered to participate

Walk Against Warming is Australia's largest day of community action on climate change.

 

Join thousands of fellow Australians on this day of action to take positive action on climate change.

When:  12 December 2009

Time:  Visit the website to find specific details closer to the date

Where:  Around Australia!

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