Australian youth marching for a sustainable renewable energy future
Long walk with Australian Youth Climate Coalition in support of renewable energy http://northern-district-times.whereilive.com.au/news/story/long-walk-with-australian-youth-climate-coalition-in-support-of-renewable-energy/ 6 OCT 12 TWO YOUNG ADULTS FROM EPPING ARE THINKING WITH THEIR FEET WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE CHANGE. Cameron Wheatley, from 1st Epping Rover Scouts, and Georgia Munro, from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in Epping, have walked 325km from Port Augusta to Adelaide to show support for renewable energy in South Australia.
“Current coal, gas and oil energy reliance is not sustainable and is a great threat to Australian jobs, health and our beautiful natural wonders,” Ms Munro said.
Joined by 100 other walkers, Mr Wheatley and Ms Munro have been calling for Port Augusta’s coal stations to be replaced with Australia’s first solar thermal plant.
The walk is part of the “Repower Port Augusta” campaign that is in favour of solar energy rather than a gas pipeline through the town.
“I would like to see Australia rally behind the problems of sustainability and climate change in a positive manner,” Mr Wheatley said.
“There are real opportunities to embrace jobs in new and expanding sustainable industries, and solve the difficult problems we face.”
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