Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The Just Transition Tour
20-26 November 2009
A bus tour of NSW coal communities to support a just transition to a renewable energy future
www.transitiontour. wordpress. com
As the government attempts to look serious about cutting emissions a massive expansion of the coal industry is underway in NSW. In November, on the eve of the Copenhagen climate talks, the Just Transition Tour will take a busload of people through coal-affected communities around NSW.
We will see the impact of mining, learn about inspiring anti-coal campaigns and support a just transition to renewable energy that involves communities and guarantees jobs.
Over six days we will meet with workers in the coal industry, hold events with local anti-coal groups and camp at sites like the farmers' blockade against BHP on the Liverpool Plains. We will see mines and rivers affected by them, visit the sites of proposed power stations, take our message to Canberra and the state government and see leading renewable energy technology.
Friday 20th - Thursday 26th November. Visit www.transitiontour. wordpress. com to see the full program. There are options for people who aren't available for the full six days but would like to join in for part of the tour. The tour is starting in Newcastle but anyone and everyone is welcome!