From the Coal Action Network
On December 7, people at beaches across New Zealand will put their heads in the sand in a collective tribute to the Key Government’s lack of action on climate change, and its ongoing threats to the New Zealand environment from mining.
The action is to coincide with the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, which Climate Change Minister Tim Groser will attend this week.
“While the rest of the world is taking action on climate change, New Zealand’s emissions are set to go through the roof. Ministers are wining and dining oil industry leaders and offering them opportunities to develop our fossil fuel resources for a song,” says Jeanette Fitzsimons of Coal Action Network Aotearoa.
#HeadsInSandNZ will see similar events from Invercargill (Oreti Beach) to Auckland, and a small NZ team at the UN climate talks in Lima will be doing the same at Miraflores Beach.
The event, organised by Coal Action Network Aotearoa, has support from Oil Free Aotearoa groups, Generation Zero, 350.org, Greenpeace, Forest & Bird, ECO, Auckland Coal Action, Coal Action Murihiku, Climate Justice Taranaki, and Action Station.
Auckland: 11.30, Mission Bay
West Auckland: 10.00, Bethells Beach
Waiheke: 12.00, Little Palm Beach
Taranaki: 16.00, Oakura River Mouth (Corbett Park)
Wellington: 11.30, Oriental Bay
Nelson: 11.30, Tahunanui Beach
Christchurch: 12.00, New Brighton Pier
Dunedin: 12.00, St Clair Beach
Invercargill: 11.30, Oreti Beach
Lima (Peru): a small team of Kiwis will carry out this action on Lima’s Miraflores beach.
National Facebook page for Heads in the Sand:www.facebook.com/events/1542095289341789