Media Release
20 March, 2009


Whitehorse and Boroondara residents will demand strong action on climate change from Senator Jacinta Collins at a protest at her Box Hill Office on Friday March 27. Members of the local climate action group, Lighter Footprints, will meet with Senator Collins to voice their anger at the weak targets set by the government’s newly released carbon trading scheme. Protesters with banners and placards will congregate outside the Senator’s office to loudly and clearly send the message that we face a climate emergency and that deep cuts in carbon emissions are required.

This action will be repeated across the country at the offices of Labor politicians. Lighter Footprints is part of a national climate change movement which is seeking to bring concerted pressure on all levels of government to act on climate change. Lynn Frankes, member of Lighter Footprints said, “As a parent of young children I cannot stand by and watch this government drop the ball on climate change.

Climate scientists tell us that the government’s 5% reduction target for 2020 will not stop dangerous climate change. We need to achieve reductions closer to 60% by 2020 to ensure a safe climate future.”

Friday 27 March, 2009 at 10:30 am

The electoral office of Senator Jacinta Collins
1013 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

To protest against the government’s carbon trading scheme

Carolyn Ingvarson,
Convenor, Lighter Footprints
9836 0925/0411 115 186

Lynn Frankes
Lighter Footprints member
9816 9697/0425 843 685

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