New local group to fight climate change

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A NEW group has formed in the northern suburbs to promote action against climate change and is encouraging people to attend its public talk session.

The Extinction Rebellion Northern Suburbs is a group of concerned citizens pushing for government reform regarding climate change.

It is part of an international social movement that was formed in the United Kingdom and aims to drive radical change through non-violent resistance to minimise species extinction and avert climate breakdown.

“Change is coming whether we like it or not, but there are actually many solutions that are cleaner and greener and provide many new jobs and a better life for all,” Extinction Rebellion Northern Suburbs group organiser Vivianne Vandenberg said.

“If you are feeling anxious about your family’s future and don’t know what you can do, don’t worry – you are not alone.

“If you are a parent, grandparent, avid fisher or bushwalker, farmer student, teacher, plumber, chef, tradesman, businessman or woman, or anyone who wants to better understand what is going on, please come to our next local event, all welcome.”

The Extinction Rebellion will hold a public talk titled ‘Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It’, plus an introduction to Extinction Rebellion, on Sunday 8 March at the Glenorchy Library from 1pm to 4pm.

The speakers will share the latest climate science on where the planet is heading, discuss what this means for people and communities and offer solutions to achieve rapid and widespread change.

Everyone is welcome, with time allocated to ask questions and meet people for further discussion afterwards.

For people who are looking for something a bit more upbeat, a few members of the Extinction Rebellion group have also formed a Discobedience Dance group to raise awareness of climate change.

It has flash-mobbed at various venues by dancing to the BeeGees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and is choreographing its next dance moves to the tune of ABBA’s ‘SOS.’

For more information about the Extinction Rebellion group, visit www.facebook.com/groups/HobartNorthRebels or contact Vivianne Vandenberg at viv23@protonmail.com.au

Caption: The Extinction Rebellion Northern Suburbs’ Disobedience Dance group raise awareness in Salamanca Square.

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