Local mother Peach Darvall has launched a strike action for effective climate action at the Lismore Quad, every Tuesday afternoon, starting this week.
‘I am a disabled Mum who can’t stand the half measures, the denying, delaying, and divisive behaviours of our government in the midst of a climate emergency, said Ms Darvall.
‘Global warming is accelerating faster than was expected. We have a very small window to act. NOW. This decade is the make-or-break one, the 2020s.
‘Many countries and governments around the world are rising to the challenge of caring for their people, biodiversity, and other species, and recognising that life-sustaining interdependence. They are taking the urgent and transformative actions required now to cool our planet,’ she said.
‘I have a child and I see the kids and young adults around me. I want a life for them in the future.
‘We are sitting, “protecting”, to influence our Australian government to make urgent, far reaching, systemic organisational change to decrease the effects of climate change on all of us,’ said Ms Darvall.
‘So I am raising my voice and I urge everyone to raise theirs.
‘Let’s light a fire under our government, let them know how unacceptable their insufficient and weak climate change policies are.’
Invitation to join
All members of the community are invited to join in and demand the federal government take effective action on climate change each Tuesday from 1:30-3:30PM at the Lismore Quad, between the gallery and the library.
For more information about the weekly strike, please contact Peach Darvall: phone 0427 126 885 or email [email protected]