Fighting Climate Change, Aussie-style!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Hello, all! Ala here! Yes, the one who used to appear on TV and billboards, and who now lives in Australia, in case you haven't heard yet. ;-) I finally found sometime off from my busy life down-under to post on this blog. I've been out in the wind and rain all day, and I have brain-freeze, so for this entry I shall let photos do most of the talking. Here is how we take action on the issue of climate change, Sydney-style!
Cold, wind, and rain didn't stop the Walk Against Warming from happening in Sydney today, in accordance with the International Day of Action on Climate Change. 50,000 people came to participate: students, parents, children, senior citizens; there was even a birthday celebrant who decided to make the walk her birthday party, and invited all her guests to come.
I spent the entire morning with the Sydney local group of Greenpeace volunteers, wheeling a queen-sized bed around a part of the city.
Ok, that's supposed to be the Australian prime minister, John Howard, "in bed with the coal industry". Australia is the largest exporter of coal in the world. Maybe that's why people love throwing barbeque parties here. Shrimp on the barbie, mate! :-p
Whew! What a work-out! Now I have a sore back! Next year I'll be smart and volunteer to be one of the people on the bed. :-p
Alot of the people who joined the action were kids. Parents even brought tiny infants with them!
They had entire choreographed routines cheering against coal/ climate change, and for renewable energy! Hmm, imagine if we got the Sexbomb dancers to do this. That would definitely get the message across!
You can view all the pictures I took here.
So what's happening back in the homeland, mates?!
posted by koAla Paredes @ 6:10 AM,
- At 10:11 AM, Jim Jay said...
hope your back recovers soon - good on you
- At 1:32 PM, The Kamuning Republic said...
mabuhay ang alaismo!
kamustamos? looks like it was a fun time in sydney wow.
- At 12:36 AM, que sara sara said...
(i wonder if there was no need for development, what would development workers be doing? (hmmmm...))
- At 2:01 AM, que sara sara said...
can you vote yet? i read that opposition leader Kim Beazly (?)will ratify the kyoto protocol for Australia. I plan to work with a documentary filmmaker on a climate change documnetary by next year. In the meantime, we're trying to premiere an Inconvenient Truth in the cinemas together with WWF and GP(?). we're still hoping for a sponsor to get the films in (why should it cost P500K to distribute it here in the Philippines?!!!) hope all is well.
- At 7:44 AM, koAla Paredes said...
No i can't vote because I'm not a citizen. In a nother year and half I will be :-)
I can't believe An Inconvenient Truth hasn't been shown in the Philippines yet!
- At 1:00 PM, m35b said...
hi ala as requested i've already clean up the post. blogger seems to be up and functioning well already
- At 4:20 PM, said...
Ha ha, that Howard bed idea's great! I wonder if there's any marches before the the winter really kicks in here in England? Great work ppl!