We must prepare for metres of sea level rise in the longer term beyond 2050 by planning now for a safe and efficient transfer to higher ground.
We live on stolen land. Sovereignty was never ceded. The western neo-colonial concept of land ownership and domination doesn’t sit well. The traditional owners of this Country, from the Hawkesbury River to Lake Macquarie, from the beaches to the hinterland, have left an astonishing legacy.
The debris needs to be moved immediately otherwise there is a 300 acre tinderbox on the doorstep of many residences right before an El Nino hot and dry fire season.
“We’re not aiming to break any records during this venture,” says Tom Hunt. “But we do plan to connect with politicians and climate action groups at events along the way.”
The UN Decade calls on all levels of society and sectors – government, industry, First Nations Australians and local communities – to work together to restore our ecosystems.
“One of the issues from an urban liveability perspective is that with increasing population density, we need more public space,” Dr Harris says
The campaign, which will use footage from On the Brink, already has the support of the Bob Brown Foundation, Friends of the Earth, NSW Greens, Wilderness Australia, NSW Nature Conservation Council, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, Rainforest 4 Foundation, Extinction Rebellion, Rainforest Rescue, North East Forest Alliance, Morag Gamble’s vast permaculture network, Community Voice Australia, ACF Central Coast, Mullum Seed, Community Environment Network, Central Coast Permaculture.
The department encourage the planting of koala feed trees to supplement the forest. Neighbours in Palmdale who live adjacent to the area currently being logged did exactly that and are devastated that their good work will come to nothing as no koalas can survive in the logged area.
If, by some miracle, we dodge that firebomb, research shows that logged forests present a higher fire risk than unlogged areas for a period of 30 years and even 70 years after logging.
Tea for Trees takes place on the roadside near the Palmdale roundabout at Kangy Angy every Tuesday at around 11am as a way for the community to gather and peacefully pay homage to the nearby Ourimbah Forest. By Jacquelene Pearson There’s a giant cardboard koala, lots of hand painted signs […]