350 Event: Northern Beaches Climate Action Groups Star at International Event
This International Day saw 5200 events in 180 countries spell out their concern for politicians to take to the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.
This was the first event for public participation organised by the Pittwater and Manly Warringah Climate Action Groups and aerial photos taken by helicopter found their way on to Channel 7,2, 9 and 10 TV news.
Manly General Manager Henry Wong and local member, Mike Baird shared their desire with the crowd to see real action on climate change.
The success of the event is thanks to North Steyne Surf Club, Surfrider Northern Beaches, Manly Volleyball and Clean Energy for Eternity to name just a few. As well they contributed to speeches on the day but high school students Ellie Griffin and Ellis Cooper stole the show with their stirring words.
Hundreds of people signed the 350 banner to be presented in Canberra while a huge sphere assembled by the crowd under the guidance of sculptor Sophie Hoppe carried a 350 flag and artist Natalie Coulter’s melting planet attracted plenty of keen photographers.