Moving Planet Ride and Rally 24th Sept 2011

Post date: Sep 27, 2011 11:38:50 AM

Thank you to everyone who attended Hobart's Moving Planet Bike Ride & Rally yesterday (see photos by Liam Correy & Lorraine Perrins below)

We had around 60 people joining the bike ride from Cornelian Bay to Mawson's Place and about 100 people at our rally, where we heard from Margaret Steadman and Phil Harrington from Climate Action Hobart about this global event and the significance of 350 ppm. Oliver Lovell from AYCC spoke about the upcoming youth climate conference, "Powershift", while Rebecca and Ramon from Oxfam talked about their GROW campaign on climate change and food security.

We took photos of the crowd (with their bikes) holding a giant "350" sign for posting on the global website, and had fun with our "best decorated bike" competition. Congratulations to the children and adults who won and thank you to our judges and those who donated prizes! There were several climate related stalls at the event, some of which stayed on for the afternoon's Peace Festival, which entertained the crowd with music, dance, food and refreshments.