Friday, 27 March 2009


The lights were on, but no-one was home . . .

Today at 10.30, Lighter Footprints took part in a nationwide action to highlight the woeful inadequacy of the goverment's action on climate change.

We'd contacted Senator Jacinta Collins before the event to inform her of the intended action and a request for a meeting to discuss our issue. The Senator informed us that she would be unable to meet us during the demonstration, but would meet us at another time. Still, this a national action and we need to play our part . . .

On arrival at her office today, not only was the Senator 'missing in action', but her doors were locked. They'd posted a sign saying that they'd closed the office due to the planned protest.

Hmm, what good is a protest if the politician won't hang around to see it? What does this say about listening to voices in the community? It probably reflects the government's response to climate change.

We are now looking forward to meeting with Senator Collins.

A climate and energy (and cost) saving tip from Lighter Footprints: turning off your lights when you're not using them is highly recommended.

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  1. Yes, well done Lighter Footprints. So much for democratic representation by our Senators. It is a sad day for our democracy when elected representatives refuse to meet local constituents.

    I attended the demonstration at Lindsay Tanner's office. He didn't come out, nor did any of his staff. The protest outside was peaceful and vocal.

    Maybe we need to visit every week to get the message across that the CRPS is garbage and that we need immediate emission reductions and a transition to clean energy.

  2. Yes, weekly protests outside of our representitives offices - that's the very least we can do. Even if they don't listen, passers by and drivers sees it happening.

  3. Well done to Lighter Footprints for showing up not only that the CRPS is a hopeless joke, but that the government politicians are so confident in their policy that they won't discuss it with the community. Hope there were a few reporters around to get the shots and the story.

  4. I was at the protest of 12 of us including our baby son, what a scary bunch we must have been?

    And they left the lights on....we had quite a few supportive beeps from passers was fun and we at least feel that we are part of the solution and not the problem...

    how about you Jacinta...where do you stand?

    Sue King