Walk against Warming 2010 in Melbourne - 15 August

The 2010 Walk against Warming in Melbourne was different from previous years, being in fact largely symbolic. Instead of the usual march through the city, participants gathered in three critical electorates, Melbourne, Deakin and La Trobe before engaging in a mass letter-box with a message for climate change. In central Melbourne the initial rally attracted a larger than expected number, about 500, and there was a short backwards march to highlight the direction the major parties have been taking the country.

Mark Wakeham of Environment Victoria, Andrew Hewett of Oxfam, and Don Henry of the Australian Conservation Foundation spoke, and there was a live blog on the event on the Walk against Warming website.

There is another version of this report with additional photos on Melbourne Protests - http://melbourneprotests.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/walk-against-warming-2...

See also the Walk against Warming blog on http://www.environmentvictoria.org.au/blog/posts/live-blog-walk-against-...

The attachments below include a brief downloadable Flash video of the backwards walk.