Sunday, 9 December 2012

Kris Kindle Maling Rd Dec 7

The usual fun and games ensued on Friday from about 4.30 to 9 pm, and although the numbers felt less this year, it didnt seem to take from the enjoyment of those who plodded up and down the street, making things, having their faces painted, listening to music and eating all manner of tasty foods
Lighter Footprints stall was full of colour for decorating bikes for kids, and we handed out diagrams of a proposed new off-road bike track following the railway line from Boxhill to Hawthorn, as well as information about Lighter Footprints.
Here are some photos of our stall and some of our supporters talking to people and making cards and handle bar decorations with the kids.
(I will put these up when I have learnt how!)


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Global health and medical community call for urgent action on climate to protect health

The international health and medical community have released a Declaration at the global climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar, calling for health to be a central priority in national and global responses to climate change.

The Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Well-being, whose signatories include the World Medical Association, International Council of Nurses, and Royal College of Physicians (UK), says "human health is profoundly threatened by our global failure to halt emissions growth and curb climate change."
The Doha Declaration calls for health to be central to climate action, and highlights the opportunities to improve health through emissions reductions - pointing out that reducing fossil fuel consumption and moving to low carbon energy systems can deliver many benefits to health worldwide. 

"The impact of climate change on health is one of the most significant measures of harm associated with our warming planet. Protecting health is therefore one of the most important motivations for climate action," the Declaration says.

The drafting of the statement was led by Australia's Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), and signatories include Public Health Association of Australia, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australian Association of Social Workers, the School of Public Health at Curtin University and many others.

To view the Declaration, visit: http://dohadeclaration.weebly.com/

To sign a petition as an individual to support the Declaration, visit: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governments-and-negotiators-including-health-and-wellbeing-in-climate-discussions-and-policies-is-vital

Visit Maling Rd Friday Dec 6

Join us at Kris Kindle this Friday
We are near to Tim's Bookshop and all the kids will be working on bikes
Please come from 5 pm to 9 pm
Carolyn