EARTH DAY WEEKEND: UNITING TO SURVIVE
21–23 April 2023, Parliament Lawns, Nipaluna / Hobart
Extinction Rebellion Northern Tasmania
Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day, with events held all around the world.
In Tasmania, climate and environmental activist groups came together in this single, uniting event to show they care about our future! Together we are stronger. Together we can do it.
A peaceful, family-friendly occasion
We are a diverse community with many causes, but there is a cause we all have in common – to put things right and build a better future. We need to take swift and strong action to stop fossil fuels, to stop the destruction of our forests and our oceans and repair the damage we have done.
Speakers included Tom Allen (TWS), Prof David Bowman (Pyro geologist), Peter Boyer (Science Journalist), Bob Brown (BBF), Eloise Carr (The Australia Institute), Rachel Hay (Policy Advisor), Scott Jordan (BBF), Cassy O'Connor (The Greens), Dr Zelinda Sherlock (Hobart Councillor) and other prominent Tasmanians.
- Friday 21st, 1pm to 4pm: media launch, key note speakers and activities.
- Saturday 22nd, 10am to 4pm: music, guest speakers, a chance to network with and hear from environmental groups, interactive art, flag making and other activities.
- Sunday 23rd, 10am to 12 noon: Community footpath walk from Parliament House Lawns to Bathurst Street Farmers' Market and back.
Over the weekend there were performances from The Sisongke Choir, Taiko Drummers, Peter Hicks, The Hot String band, and others, plus information stands and activities.
For more details and photos check the XR Northern Tasmania Facebook page.
Email XRAdmin Northern Tassie firstname.lastname@example.org for organiser info.