Torch relay is in Coffs

A WIND, solar and lemon-powered torch made it's way through Coffs Harbour yesterday as part of GetUp's Climate Torch Relay – making a statement of their national ambition to find solutions to climate change.

Things started out fairly quietly when the relay began at Coffs Harbour Health Campus, but, speaking from the relay yesterday, local organiser Mark Graham said they had great community support as they travelled to the Jetty.

“We've had fantastic support from people in the community, there have been lots of questions and a lot of kids wanting to hold the torch for some of the relay,” he said.

“It's all about generating awareness about renewable and sustainable energy possibilities along the Coffs Coast.”

The torch draws power from four sources that embody four solutions to climate change: solar, wind, people power (via hand-crank) and a lemon, which is used as a battery.

The relay will continue to be shown throughout Coffs Harbour until Wednesday.

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