Narooma rises for climate action

Climate activists across the shire turned out to participate in a global day of action against climate change on Saturday. 

The ‘Rise Up for Climate Change’ rally was initiated by the shire’s climate-change group 350 Eurobodalla, with events at in Narooma and Batemans Bay.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Climate activists rallied at Apex Park on Saturday to show their support for low-emission transport options, as a part of a global day of action against climate change.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Climate activists rallied at Apex Park on Saturday to show their support for low-emission transport options, as a part of a global day of action against climate change.

Coordinator Allan Rees said the theme of the rally was active, inclusive transport.

“The failure of national governments in Australia and the USA to act on climate change means that we have to act locally,” he said. 

Mr Rees said transport made up one-third of Eurobodalla’s energy  emissions and many short trips could be made on foot or by bicycle: “We have some good bicycle shared paths but they don’t link up making it impossible to ride any distance in safety.”

“Council has made emission reductions – down by 36% since 2005/06 – but the Pathways Strategy is limping along.

“$3.5 million has been allocated, spread over ten years, it’s only petty cash in our shire’s budget.”

TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Trish Delaney-Davis welcomed climate activists at Apex Park on Saturday. They rallied to support low-emission transport options, as part of a global day of action against climate change

TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Trish Delaney-Davis welcomed climate activists at Apex Park on Saturday. They rallied to support low-emission transport options, as part of a global day of action against climate change