Blue Mountains residents to make ‘human sign’ for climate change action

More than 200 Blue Mountains residents will help create a “human sign” on Australia Day, urging action on climate change.

They will join community groups from around Australia including at Noosa, Tathra, Broken Hill, Mt Kosciuszko and the inner west of Sydney to create a message to our federal politicians.

Taking a stand: Blue Mountains residents will help form a new human sign about climate change on Australia Day.

Taking a stand: Blue Mountains residents will help form a new human sign about climate change on Australia Day.

The message will say: Renewable energy, make the switch now, 100% renewables… imagine.

Blue Mountains residents will stand side by side to form the word "SWITCH" which will then be photographed from the air. 

The project has been spearheaded by Tathra-based renewable energy group, Clean Energy for Eternity, which has created more than 100 human signs.

Organiser Matthew Nott said: “Clean Energy for Eternity was born after we watched with dismay as our politicians have squabbled about solutions to climate change and looked for excuses to do nothing. We are sending a message to our politicians to say that we want a bipartisan approach to climate change, and we want it now. We are using the biggest letters we can manage –  the human sign which over the years have proved to be a great way to engage with different communities and has started thousands of conversations about climate change.”

The Blue Mountains event has been organised by the Katoomba not-for-profit organisation, Low Carbon Living Blue Mountains, which was established in 2014 by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. 

Low Carbon Living co-ordinator Annabel Murray said: “We now have all the technology available to make our beautiful planet cooler. Join us to send a clear, pre election message to the Australian government and business leaders calling for climate action now.”

For time and location details about the event, and to register your participation please go to the events section of the Low Carbon Living Australia Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/LCLAust.