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Climate Change Day of Action a breath of fresh air

Climate Change Day of Action a breath of fresh air

On the 7th of July, to bring awareness to climate change, a series of televised concerts will be held around the world under the banner of Live Earth day. Not to be outdone here in NZ a number of groups are supporting the cause by organizing their own events for that day.

Aotearoa Live is a coalition of Kiwi environmental groups organising for the day of action and two events that have already been announced involve a street parade leaving Aotea Square, Auckland Central, at 2 PM on the day, and a screening of the live Earth concerts on the big screen at Tom Forde’s Pub on Anzac Ave starting with a green Quiz at 7.07pm that night.

There is a workshop being planned by pacific island people and people from other areas around the world at threat from climate change, to talk about strategies on how to deal with climate change issues, and Greenpeace is believed to be organising their own set of activities for the day.

Also in the pipe-line is a NZ contingent to the Global concert simulcast where local bands will play with the show streamed onto the net through the Live Earth website. In addition a number of radio stations are planing to play music on the day by artists featured in the global concerts.

Climaction, a group involved with a series of climate change focused events over the last few months, will be organising the Aotea Square street parade.

“Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. Around the world people will be speaking out at the Live Earth concerts, it’s a great opportunity to join our voices with theirs,” said ClimAction spokesperson David Colyer.

Climaction asks the public to join thousands of other kiwis who want to make a difference and help stop Climate Change. He adds that there will be a carnival atmosphere with great music, talks from some of New Zealand's experts and campaigners on Climate Change and a chance for people to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

“We invite everyone who is concerned about climate change to join in, or
come up with their own ideas to mark the day,” Mr Colyer said.

Information on the Live Earth event itself and a live stream of the concerts can be found at www.liveearth.org and the shows will headline amongst others Crowded House, The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, Al Gore, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Snow Patrol, Jack Johnson, and The Foo Fighters.

It will also be broadcast by C4 on the day.

Those interested though in taking part in related events in Auckland, or around NZ, or wanting to put together their own activities to support the day can keep in touch with through the ClimAction Website - www.climaction.org.nz


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