Media Release 350 10-10-10

MEDIA RELEASE

10.10.10

LOCAL RECYCLING DRIVE PART OF GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION

 

On the 10th of October, millions of people across the globe are getting to work solving the climate crisis as part of a Global Work Party. There are more than 7,000 events in 183 countries happening and local Hobart group Climate Action Hobart is taking part.

Climate Action Hobart members will be collecting recyclable aluminium cans and other materials from the Hobart Showgrounds Sunday Market in an attempt to raise awareness about the carbon emissions of landfill and waste. Local band Grand Master Trash will also play, using recycling bins as drums to highlight the importance of waste reduction.

“Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power a computer for 3 hours”, Climate Action Hobart and Environment Tasmania spokesperson Emma Anglesey said today.

“It’s vital that people start to think about where their waste is going and how energy intensive the production of day-to-day materials really is. Reusing and recycling materials is a great way to minimise our carbon footprint.”

This local recycling drive is part of a Global Work Party organised by 350.org.

“Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it,” said Bill McKibben, renowned environmental author and founder of 350.org.

The work parties, which ranged from solar installations to tree plantings, were designed to send a clear message: citizens are getting to work on climate solutions and so should their politicians.

The media is invited to attend this event on Sunday the 10th of October at 1.30pm at the front gate of the Hobart Showgrounds. Photo opportunities and interviews are available.

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