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Taking action on Climate Change


Sunday 29th November: 10am - 2pm
Victory Park, Castlemaine
Family Friendly Climate Games, Speakers, Music, Food 
Local Action, Global Impact
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Mount Alexander Sustainability Group
ph: 03 5470 6978

Castlemaine Climate Rally and Picnic Program:
Sunday 29 November 10am Victory Park

One day to go Castlemaine! 

WIN TV  will be coming down at 11am so come down early so we can have a huge presence for all the regions to see on the Monday News! Slow down for the planet at 10am with a morning meditation/sit and walk.

And then Uncle Rick will open the day with a Welcome to Country around 10.30am.

We have a host of wonderful speakers - so set your picnic rug up nice and close, as we would love this event to be an opportunity for good discussion and sharing of information that is important to our shared futures in our beautiful region.

Here is the Program for your info, with more speakers announced!

Castlemaine Climate Rally and Picnic Program 2015

10AM: Slow Down for your Planet Meditiation and Slow Games, with DJ Poco Loco

10.30AM: Welcome to country with Uncle Rick Nelson, Dja Dja Wurrung Elder

10.45AM: Speakers Christine Henderson (MASC) Maree Edwards (ALP) Rosemary Glaisher (Greens)

11.00 - 12.00 PM: Music by Meg and Ethan Corson, Lily Betts and Nioka Mellick-Cooper.

11.00 - 12.00PM Climate Games and Activities. Films (in the Ray Bradfield Room)

12.00PM: Speakers Cam Walker (FOE), Susie Burke (, Dean Bridgfoot (, George Ryan (Mount Alexander LETS), Janet Phillips (Growing Abundance).

12.30PM: MASG School’s Recycling Awards, Big Group Photo

12.45PM-1.30PM: Climate Games, Activities and Films

12.45PM: The Seducaphones

1.30PM: Thankyous and final clean up games!


Bring your unicycles and bikes for the slow races
Help build blocks for Chewton Primary’s eco cubby
FacePainting (By children)
Make an upcycled xmas decoration or gift
Create a powerful positive peace flag
Bring something to exchange at the kids swap shop

What to bring:
Picnic Rug and Food, Shade, Water, Signs, Props or Banners and your passion for change!

Things we need:
Spare balls of Wool
Scrap or brown Paper
Toilet rolls
Paints in Climate Colours - Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Small blocks of wood

If anyone has any spare bring them to the activities area..  We are using what we have, and would love some more materials to keep the activities rolling throughout the event.

On the day:
Rocket Roast Coffee, MASG Vegie Burgers and Salad, Fresh Juice Slushies, Ben and Jacinta’s endangered animal T-shirts, Music, Divestment Information, VRET Petition, Local Enviro Groups and Orgs info and membership, films and more…

Get behind our local organisations and sign up to become a member and volunteer. 
It takes all of us!

Thankyou to all of the individuals and organisations that have supported this event: The Hub Foundation, The Environment Shop, Chewton Primary School, Winters Flat Primary School, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Castlemaine, CFA, Rotary, Friends of the Earth, Environment Victoria, People’s Climate Australia, Mount Alexander LETS, Connecting Country, Mark Carter, Jo Kaptein, MASG COM and staff, and a huge thanks to all the volunteers, participating speakers, musos, artists and young people.

Get involved: 
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'As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, we, the people, will gather across Australia and march alongside people in hundreds of major cities around the world.' Australian Conservation Foundation



60,000 people at the Melbourne Climate Rally!

See more photos from Australia here

'Thousands of people were marching through Melbourne’s CBD on Friday evening in what is expected to the largest in a series of climate change protests being held throughout Australia over the weekend.

Climate change marches will also take place throughout the world over the weekend, to call for a transition to 100% clean energy and an end to burning fossil fuels, as Paris prepares to host the United Nations climate summit next month.

The climate change campaign manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation, Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, was among the Melbourne protesters and told Guardian Australia the series of marches would prove a crucial moment in the climate movement.

“By coming together in this way, we are showing that we have strong expectations for action, and that we expect more from our leaders, who we believe need to get on to the job of creating a cleaner, better future,” she said.'

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