Join the national day of action against the CPRS
Switch off the CPRS: switch on renewables
When the government announced their dismal 5-15% emission reductions targets dozens of community groups took to the offices of dozen of federal parliamentarians in disgust.
On the first parliament day of 2009, over 2,000 people encircled parliament house to call for immediate greenhouse emissions reductions.
Now, it’s time to tell the government that its carbon pollution reduction scheme is a crazy plan that rewards big polluters and does nothing to protect our planet. It’s time to demand real action on climate change—better emissions-reduction targets, a move away from fossil fuels and a switch to 100% renewable energy.
On 27 March 2009 people concerned about climate change around the country will be taking action at the office of their local federal Labor politician to tell them we need to reduce greenhouse emissions, not pay polluters.
When: 27th March 2009
Why: Because we stand at a crossroads in history.
The facts are undeniable. Global climate change, caused by human activities, is happening. We’re facing a manifold and deepening crisis to which the government’s CPRS is a half-baked response. Nothing is more important than a safe climate future, and we have very little time to turn this polluting policy around.
What: Sit-ins at the office of federal Labor politicians and at the offices of corporate polluters.
How do I find out more?
Download a kit from this website. See below for contacts in each state to register your protest, or find out where protests are happening.
In Victoria, several protests are already organised and more are in preparation.
Come along to a meeting Thursday 19 March 6:30pm – 8pm at the Melbourne Climate Action Centre, level 5 new building, Trades Hall, Cnr. Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton South to help organise. Contact Louise on morris.lv — at — gmail.com.
In NSW: Protests are happening at MPs’ and corporate offices.
Come along to a meeting on 7th March, 9:30-2pm at UTS to be part of organising. To find out about where protests are happening, or get involved, contact Wenny Theresia: wthereia — at — nccnsw.org.au phone 92792466.
In Qld: To find out about protests planned in Queensland, contact Dominic Ale dominicale — at — optusnet.com.au phone 0431 638 772 and Clare Towler clare.towler — at — gmail.com phone 0412 055600.
In SA: Rally on 27th March at 4pm, 100 King William St, Adelaide. Workshop to prepare for the rally on the afternoon of 1st March. Forum on the CPRS on 3rd March, 6:30pm, Room 102, Napier Building, Uni of Adelaide.
Come along to the next meeting of the CLEAN network on 11th March 6pm, 171 Sturt St, Adelaide. Contact Paul firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the ACT: Rally 8am, Friday 27th March at the Federal Department of Climate Change, 2 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City. Contact Leigh 0421282825 for more information
Elsewhere: Contact Wenny Theresia to get in touch with local contacts.
Click here for a fact sheet about the problems with the CPRS.
We have less than a year to turn our Government around. Let’s make it count together.