Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Canterbury Coal Action has been busy recently, getting our name and our
message out there.
The local Anti-Fracking groups organised a public concert to raise awareness
and invited CCA (and many others) along to join the fun and promote ourselves.
Christchurch turned on a great day and there was a big, supportive crowd, all
eager to sign petitions, buy T shirts, catch up on news, as well as listen to the
music. We had a prime spot so everybody who was there now knows about us.
Internationally, “350” is the safe level for carbon dioxide concentration in the
atmosphere and also a movement of people and groups for a clean energy
future. There was an international day of action in early May and Canterbury
Coal Action hosted and organised the local event. The theme was “Connect
the Dots” and for us that meant bringing together the different groups that are
working on climate change issues. It was an afternoon of shared endeavour,
strategy and connection. Hopefully that means more people and organisations
who will support our campaigns in the future.
Canterbury Coal Action meets at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday every month at
the WEA in Gloucester St, Christchurch. Supporters are always welcome.