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Camelspace Puts Climate Change on the Line

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Date: Monday, 23rd November

Camelspace Puts Climate Change on the Line

Leading event structure and scaffolding company, Camelspace, has constructed a giant washing line for an Oxfam New Zealand event. At Takapuna Beach in Auckland, Pacific Islanders waded out into the sea to hang up 350 T-shirts on the lines. Each shirt had the name of a different island printed on it to signify the insufficient action being taken to combat climate change.

‘It was great to be involved with such a worthwhile cause,’ says Phil McConchie, Commercial Director and co-founder of Camelspace. ‘We constructed the washing line out of specialist scaffolding material and also built submerged platforms for the people hanging out the washing to stand on. We were incredibly pleased with the overall effect. It appeared as if sea levels had risen so much that the Pacific Island residents’ backyards had been flooded.

‘Unfortunately, in some areas, this is already a reality. Hopefully, the 350 event and the resulting video we participated in, will go some way towards bringing attention to the damaging effects of climate change on the Pacific Islands.’

The campaign, ‘350 Islands for Change,’ was organised as part of the ‘350 International Day of Climate Action’, a global call to bring greenhouse gas pollution back down to a safe level.

A video of the event can be viewed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_LVtiRyenI


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