IN an ironic twist of fate, the first attempt at hosting a climate change awareness event at Thirroul last month was postponed due to the extreme rain events that drenched the Illawarra.
The rescheduled event, Camp Out for Climate this weekend, will take place at W.F. Jackson Park with Professor Tim Flannery leading a panel of expert speakers.
There will also be a range of musical acts, a screen printing workshop, free yoga and children’s activities.
Through creativity, action and play, residents and activists will join together to demand the federal government declares a climate and ecological emergency and commits to zero net emissions by 2030.
Organisers also want to see an end to coal mining in the region beneath the water catchment, which, they claim threatens climate and drinking water.
At the Thirroul event, participants, especially children, are invited to participate in a musical mud stomp.
The ‘stomp’ will see the final pieces of an art installation (symbolic mud tombstones) crafted to represent what organisers say are the 150 species which become extinct each day due to climate change.
From 11am on April 17 this Saturday, April 17, residents are invited to gather at W.F. Jackson Park, camp out for the day and take part in the event.
Camp Out for Climate is a free, COVID-safe event. People are required to register their attendance at:
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