Friday, 28 September 2012

In Ballarat this Sunday - here or wherever you are we are Walking for Solar

Walk in Solidarity for Solar in Ballarat

Dear Networkers,

The community of Port Augusta are pushing hard to have AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SOLAR THERMAL PLANT built in their town to replace the coal-fired power plants that are being closed. Even Alinta, the company who owns the plants, is behind it.  

To read more about this, please go here.

80 intrepid walkers have started the Walk for Solar, a two week, 325km trek from Port Augusta to Adelaide to win support for their big solar vision among the people of Adelaide. 

Port augusta location map in South Australia
Port augusta location map in South Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of these walkers is Ballarat's own Will Bennett.

To place this event firmly on the national stage, 100% Renewable is organising supporting walks all around the country on Sunday, 30th September, to coincide with the huge rally that will welcome the Walk for Solar crew on their arrival in Adelaide .

In Ballarat 100% Renewables and the local Australian Youth Climate Coalition group are organising our own walk! We'll be walking to show that solar thermal in Port Augusta is a critical first step to achieving an Australia powered by clean, renewable energy that all Australians want to see, no matter where they live.

We'll be meeting out the front of Catherine King's office at 12pm and walking to Lake Wendouree for a BYO picnic lunch.  I have an old lady's dispensation from Andrew Bray.  I won't we walking.  I will be waiting for the walkers at Lake Wendouree near The Boatshed.

Can you walk in 
in Ballarat on Sunday, September 30th?

It will be a lot of fun and a great opportunity 
to get to know others in Ballarat with similar interests.

So put on your sneakers, pack yourself a yummy lunch and come on down! 

For more information 
contact Sophie at

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