Kids take colourful message to Tanya Plibersek
We did it!
Over a hundred pieces of kids’ artwork have been put on display at Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s office Saturday morning, accompanied by a letter signed by more than 4,300 Australian parents calling on the government to protect kids from worsening climate change.
Kids and their parents installed the artwork of children from across Australia in a street gallery outside the electorate office in Sydney along with a novelty oversized Christmas present. They wished the Environment Minister a Merry Christmas and asked her to protect children across the country from climate harm by refusing new fossil fuel projects.
With the recent floods, and the 2019-20 black summer, parents are increasingly worried about the climate their kids are going to inherit, Australian Parents for Climate Action CEO Nic Seton said.
“New fossil fuel projects threaten Australia’s way of life, regardless of whether their coal and gas is burnt here or overseas. We’re calling on Minister Plibersek to acknowledge the duty of care the government has for our children and future generations, and agree to stop approving new fossil fuel projects,” Mr Seton said.
A huge thankyou to the thousands of parents and kids who contributed to this campaign, and in particular the two dozen who spent their Saturday morning working with us for this petition handover event.
See the event photos in our gallery: