Miranda’s Daily Blog: Day 132
Today an alliance of grassroots environment groups including Huon Valley Environment Centre, Code Green and Still Wild Still Threatened (the group that I am a part of) are launching a cyber action, calling for an end to the forest industry “regeneration burns.” Please get on board… take a few minutes to sign the online petition.
I feel inspired by all the people who took part in a great action on Hobart Parliament Lawns today, to bring attention to this critical issue. Check out the video posted on The Mercury website. And the ABC online article. A group of conservationists from the Huon Valley Environment Centre let off flares in front of Parliament House to highlight the reality of forest industry burn offs and draw attention to the community concerns over this issue, particularly the heath impacts. It’s great to see so many people raising their voice on such an important issue. Yesterday again I had burns being conducted not that far from my tree sit. I was lucky that the wind as not blowing my way, otherwise I would have faced another night smothered in smoke. Instead the smoke drifted into the Styx valley, obscuring my view of the surrounding mountains.
I have written quiet a number of times on my blog now about the “regeneration” burns and the problems with this out-dated industry practise. For more information on the health impacts of these burns check out the “Ban the Burns” article below, or go to page the Still Wild Still Threatened website. Please help us spread the word around and let’s get as many people as we can signing the online petition. Our target is 2000 emails. So far we have 120 when I last checked… so tell all your friends about it!
Yesterday’s release of the baby devil footage also got good media coverage. Check out the article and footage on The Mercury site.