Climate Action Sunday 17th

Philippines delegate Yeb Saño announces hunger strike demanding climate change action

Philippines delegate Naderev (Yeb) Saño, announces his decision to go on hunger strike on the first day of the COP19 Climate Change Summit in Poland, 11 November 2013. Making an impassioned plea for action by the conference, he said that he would be fasting in solidarity with his country-folk until action to prevent climate change is forthcoming. Saño received a standing ovation after describing the hardship suffered by Filipino’s, including members of his own family, due to the “colossal” typhoon Haiyan which recently hit his country

View some of his speech:

Take Action on Climate Change – participate in the National Day of Action – this Sunday, 17 November (see details below)

National Day of Climate Action

Sunday, 17 November

It’s time to turn up the heat on climate action.  Australia’s politicians have severely underestimated how much Australians care about climate change. But if thousands of us hit the streets all around the nation, we will make it clear that the majority of Australians want stronger action on climate change.

Since coming into office, the current Federal government has attacked climate and clean energy laws – including tabling legislation to dump the carbon price, scrap billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy and axe the authority that sets our pollution reduction targets.

Climate change impacts are already affecting Australians across the country—hotter summers, more intense wildfires, floods and drought.

Now with federal parliament back in session and the international community preparing to strike a more ambitious agreement on climate change, it’s time to join together and demand stronger not weaker action. Are you ready?  This Sunday, join with thousands of others to demand action on climate change.

On 17th November, tens of thousands of Australians will gather in capital cities and hundreds of regional towns to make it clear: the majority of Australians want stronger action on climate change. Make sure you RSVP today to turn up the heat on climate action.

Visit to find your closest action or see the list below….

Sydney …When: 11am, Sunday, 17 November

Where: Prince Alfred Park, 105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

RSVP now. Then this Sunday, wear hot summer colours, make your voice heard and have fun!

Avoca Getup event

Sunday, 17th November 2013 – 11:00 am

Location: Hunter Park, Avoca Beach NSW 2251, Australia

From the host: Linda & Mark Thomas – Hi! Come along for a ‘We Want Climate Action’ Picnic! Wear bright red and orange colours, bring swimmers, shelters/beach umbrellas, placards/signs with your message about saving our planet. Bring your own picnic food, chairs and tables that we can join together as one – as one strong voice that the country will hear!!! There will be one voice, laughter and love so the politicians will see how strong we are to save the natural beauty around us – please join us and please pass on to your family, friends and networks!

Gosford Climate Catchup

Gosford Climate Catchup. Your local Climate CatchUp has its own unique webpage, at

Sunday, 17th November 2013 – 9:00 am

Anglican Parish of Gosford, 3 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250, Australia

Fr Rod Bower speaks on Climate Action. * Children’s programme on climate awareness. * Sausage sizzle* Sign the petition * Have your photo taken in front of the famous sign Heat Wave Theme: Wear red, orange, yellow…your boardies, zinc, a sun hat or a flotation device. People of all faiths and none welcome and respected.

St Albans Climate Catchup-Picnic

Sunday, 17th November 2013 – 12:00 pm

St Albans Park, St Albans NSW 2775, Australia (across from the Settlers Arms)

Come along to a picnic of other like minded people in the Macdonald Valley on SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER at St Albans Park (near BBY & Playground) at 12 noon with your esky, a plate to share and picnic rug/chairs. Wear “heatwave themed” clothes – red, orange, yellow, white etc and hat. Bring sunscreen, umbrella, good humour and your family and friends. Book Club No. 3 to meet at 2:30pm in the park.

The Entrance

Sunday, 17th November 2013 – 12:00 pm

The Entrance NSW 2261, Australia

ACT NOW! Join Getup for a picnic in the park on Sunday, 17 November, 2013 from 12.00 noon. Bring your food, drinks, hats, sunscreen and any other picnic necessities. We would really like to see you dressed in summery clothing, orange and red in colour, and to bring a red or orange umbrella. Oh and don’t forget the sunnies! We will be creating most impact at about 1.00pm – so make sure that you are there to sign our petition and show the powers that be that Australians believe our climate is changing!

Nobbys Beach Reserve, Newcastle East

Sunday, 17th November 2013 – 11:00 am

Nobbys Beach Reserve, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia

Newcastle Climate Action rally as part of the National Day of Action called by GetUp. Bring a picnic rug and some food and drink to share, and swimmers. We need to phase out coal exports from Newcastle, not approve a fourth coal loader. Australia needs to move to 100% renewable energy ASAP. Come and show your support. Stand up and be counted.

ALSO ON THE PENINSULA AT: –  Sunday 11am Umina Play Precinct building, Sydney Avenue, Umina. (combined with another event with PEG – Peninsula Environment Group).

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