Kudos to the Yass To Climate Action organisers who helped the local kids put on rally in support of the Global Strike for Climate.  It was the first climate change rally held in Yass, with many people of all ages turning up to show their support.  Yay, go Yass!

Although I’m not a resident of Yass (yet), I can trace my family roots back to Yass with a distant family member settling in Yass in early colonial times before finally moving further north.  Perhaps that’s why I feel such a connection with the town.

The kids don’t want our platitudes.  They want us adults to get on with taking climate action that is going to make a real difference to their future.  Here are a few photos to mark the peaceful protest and the goodwill of this small community.


And now for a Friday song.  I’ve chosen this protest song by the band, Lime and Steel.  I first heard this band in the Yass Memorial Hall a few years ago.  The band members have now gone their separate ways, but their tunes live on.

Let’s get off the couch, switch it up a notch, and sing it out loud.  Oo-ee!

Kind Regards.

25 thoughts on “Yass To Climate Action!

  1. Yay for Yass!! So great to see that action takes place all around the world! The Fridays for Future demonstrations have been going on here in Berlin for months now, and the kids also showed up during their summer holidays to show the politicians who criticized them for skipping school that they mean it.
    Love this song!! And I’m seriously thinking about joining you for your Friday songs! 😀

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    1. I was so impressed with the kids. They know their science. Their demands are reasonable. In our part of the world, we still have many doubters responding with a version of children should be seen and not heard.
      I was going to suggest you join in. Glad to see you did. ❤

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      1. It’s actually the same here, Tracy, there are a couple of politicians finding nothing better to do with their time than criticizing the children for skipping school one day of the week in order to make themselves heard, telling them they should rather study and be quiet and simply wait for their turn to come when they’re all grown-up and stop worrying for the planet since they’ll be too busy working for a living and having families. Honestly, I could just puke listening to those guys. 😦

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  2. We went today for the big climate march. Also thought there would have been more people, but the weather was not very kind, and the trains were cancelled because of some electric trouble. Some hundreds were tough enough though. Love that we work for the climate all over the world. And, Love your farmer!

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    1. Thank you, Ann-Christine. It is a shame that weather and logistics interfered with the turnout at your end. Well done you and all the other hardy souls that made it. We really do need global solutions so it is heartening to find like-minded people in all parts of the world.

      Many farmers are doing such wonderful work like no till farming which prevents soil disturbance and leaves carbon in the ground. I think I should follow their example and set up my veggie plots to be no no dig gardens.


      1. Thank you, and of course I can see you should! I have stopped thinking about the fact that I had to go by car to the strike…there were no trains to take. But it felt rather…silly.

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  3. I also love the photo of the farmer. We had the march in Toowoomba and we had a decent size crowd, not sure of exact numbers. In Toowoomba, a notoriously conservative town, I always expect opposition and low numbers but was pleasantly surprised, so impressed with the kids.

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  4. We had a march in Hobart. I couldn’t go as I had my sister visiting and we needed to take Cindy to the vet (shots). I was pleased to see that family members in Adelaide went to theirs though. I think that more farmers, those who are close to the land know that climate change is real.

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  5. I taught secondary school for many years and the level of consciousness and concern among this school age group appears to more pronounced than that in society in general. Student concerns are often described by those who say students are too idealistic and too aspirational. I’m reminded of a quotation by Robert Browning, “…A man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for…” ? I am inspired by the actions and leadership of our world youth.

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