Banners unfurled in Victor Harbor in climate action push

Banners unfurled at different locations around the Victor Harbor area aim to raise awareness of the climate emergency and the urgent need for action, activists say.

Fleurieu members of global environmental group Extinction Rebellion hung large banners at sites like the Armstrong Road overpass on October 31, the first of three protests in the area.

Spokesperson Fran Wanders said the Extinction Rebellion members represented a broad cross section of society with three demands:

  • the government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency
  • the government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025
  • the government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

"We are parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, and we are deeply concerned about the condition of the planet that our future generations will inherit," Ms Wanders said.

"We see the declining ecological state of the planet and the overwhelming scientific consensus on this, and we intend to fight to ensure that a healthy, livable planet exists for future generations."

Two more unfurling of banners will take place in the area on November 22 and December 5.

For more information about Extinction Rebellion SA or taking action to address climate change, visit https://xrsa.com.au/ or Facebook.

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