One day to go Castlemaine!
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 (350.org), Dean Bridgfoot (350.org), 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
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!
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, 350.org 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.
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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.