Climate Action Picnic to be part of a Global Climate Strike in Gosford

The School Climate Strike held in Gosford, March 2019 . Image CNPThe School Climate Strike held in Gosford, March 2019 . Image CNP

A group of local high school students are organising a Climate Action Picnic to take place at Central Coast Leagues Clubs Ray Maher Oval on September 20.

The group, made up of passionate young environmentalists, has contacted a number of local environmental justice and conservation groups to take part in the picnic, which will double as an educational event on the importance of taking climate action.

The picnic comes just a few weeks after Central Coast Council officially declared that the region was in the midst of a climate emergency.

Group spokesperson and Kincumber High School student, Ella Avni, said information stalls and guest speakers would help drive the message home.

We plan on having representatives from the Australian Conservation Foundation, Take 3 For the Sea, Sea Bird Rescue and Sea Shepherd Central Coast to name a few local groups taking part.

There will be opportunities for attendees to write letters to our MPs, design signs and chat with those who are leading the way for a more sustainable Central Coast.

There will be local music acts performing on the day as well as some incredible speakers to keep us both entertained and educate us on the importance of a sustainable future.

This event is open to everyone and we are expecting turnout from all areas of the Coast. It is important to open our arms to the diverse needs of every part of our region, Avni said. The picnic gets underway from 12pm.

Source: Media release, Aug 28 Ella Avni, Climate Action Picnic Committee