[ASC-media] No time for talk - Aussie kids take action on climate change

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Thu Oct 15 07:57:11 CEST 2009


MEDIA ALERT

MDBA International River Health Conference

15 October 2009

 

For further info and interviews contact: Cathy Reade 0413 575 934
creade at squirrel.com.au 

Press release, info on panel of federal politicians, celebrities and
campaigners, and full program
http://www.onelifeoneworldourfuture.com/index.php?pageid=420

The event will be live-streamed from 6.30pm, Sunday 18.10 at
www.onelifeoneworldourfuture.com <http://www.onelifeoneworldourfuture.com/> 

 

NO TIME FOR TALK -

AUSSIE KIDS TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE 

 

As national and world leaders continue to meet and talk about climate change
and the environment, Australian kids are taking action!

 

Over 2000 kids from every State and Territory around Australia will converge
on Canberra from 18-20 October for the MDBA International River Health
Conference. The kids will teach each other with drama, comedy, song and
imagination, as well as get their hands dirty in environment work. They will
also quiz senior politicians, celebrities and activists on climate change. 

 

INTERVIEW, FOOTAGE and PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES EACH DAY

 

SUNDAY, 18 OCTOBER

 

WHO:

 

Years 5-11 students and teachers for interviews/vox pops and footage of
dressed rehearsals

Arron Wood, event organiser and Environmentalist of the Year (see press
release)

 

WHERE:  National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra

 

WHEN:

12.30-3pm                Arron Wood and kids/teachers, from around Australia

1.00pm-1.30pm       Kids in costumed rehearsals (other opportunities
available if prearranged)

 

MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER

10.20-11.50am at National Convention Centre - 2000 kids quizzing
celebrities, politicians and activists on how to adapt to climate change and
make a difference including:

- Celebrities Clair Hooper, Josh Thomas, Natalie Hunter, Luke Jacobz and
Rebecca Breeds

- Politicians Greg Hunt, Christine Milne and Nick Xenophon (NB PM &
Ministers invited but unavailable)

- Campaigners: Dan Adams, Make Poverty History; Tim Costello, World Vision;
Linh Do, Change & Switch

 

12.40-3.50pm at National Convention Centre - 375 kids teaching kids in fun
presentations working with lots of fun and energy on climate change issues;
groundwater pollution; Murray River issues; saving native fish, frogs and
birdlife, and the impact of urbanisation.

 

12.40-3.50pm at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St Acton
- 375 kids doing water testing, bird box making, building water saving
devices and no-dig gardens, planting seedlings, revegetating areas and
learning about indigenous art and heritage.

 

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER

10.25-2.20pm at Convention Centre & Botanical Gardens - concurrent
activities (as above)

 

2.40-3.40pm at Convention Centre - students reflect and make pledges for the
environment

 

The conference is proudly supported by Murray Darling Basin Authority;
Australia Post; Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and
Water; CitiPower/Powercor; Toshiba; Bunnings; Questacon; Veolia Transport
Australasia; Australian National Botanic Gardens; EWater CRC; National
Capital Educational Tourism Project; Landcare Australia; Telstra; Pavilion
on Northbourne; Visy; Cool Australia; RENEW NSW; National Convention Centre
Canberra

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