A large team of EEG members and supporters created and marched, as part of a crowd of 40,000 people, with a huge yellow banner through the city streets in early December 2009 to highlight the role forests play in the climate solution. Forests are being overlooked in the whole debate, and as France rightly pointed out at Copenhagen, Australia is cooking its carbon accounting books to ignore the CO2 output from logging our native forests.
The banner read “New fandangled – carbon capture – contraption” with a cartoonesque tree and wildlife in the centre.
It was much photographed and made it to the news.
Thanks to Tracey, Carmen, Lizzi and Brendon, Lee, and everyone else who helped carry the banner and hand out leaflets for Brown Mountain. Even George, the oldest ‘elder for old growth’, made a special trip into the city to walk the distance and make a statement.