Reports continue to come in about extreme weather events around the world. At the same time there are also dramatic and creative actions drawing attention to climate change
and our need to act – like this lightshow by Greenpeace onto the coal carrier that grounded on Nobbys Beach in Newcastle during the severe weather that recently hit NSW’s coastline.
On Saturday, the Climate Change Forum in Lawson was about inspiring people to action … speakers included Matthew Nott, from Clean Energy for Eternity, who has been empowering communities and school children by helping them to create human signs, and Frank Ryan from Vox Bandicoot’s Sustainability Street
On a personal level, nothing very inspired – just continued working on an action I started weeks ago – clearing out the things that are no longer being used in our house. I have so much “stuff” that this action is going to take ages, but every time someone buys something or I give something away, it could mean one less item in the world needing to be produced. This weekend I’ve had a garage sale and a stall at the community market.
On the political level I gave a presentation at the Climate Change Forum and did lots and lots of talking at the community market – again, everyone coming together as they do at the market is very much a communal political act.