Belli walks against global warming
THE Bellingen community were out walking in force against global warming on Saturday.
Organiser on behalf of the Bellingen Environment Centre, Amy Boyd, said about 80 people turned up with many sporting the signature blue shoelaces to take part in the walk from Connell Park through town and across to the Growers Markets at the showgrounds.
“There was a great range of ages and for all those people there were only a handful of cars in the car park,” Ms Boyd said.
“Nearly everyone either walked or rode, even from Coffs Harbour.”
She said the action was all about awareness raising and sharing of information.
There were 10 guest speakers talking on a range of topics related to climate change.
Following the march there was also a letter-writing workshop resulting in 50 letters that have now been posted to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Ms Boyd said she was thrilled with the response, which showed yet again how engaged many community members were in calling for global change.