“I’ve seen the impacts of the mining industry and I am really concerned, where will my grandchildren source their food and what quality will their water be? This industry needs to be slowed down and managed in a more sustainable manner.” said June.
June Norman has decided to combine her passion for walking and her passion to leaving her grandchildren a sustainable and healthy future.
Departing Kumbarilla on February 9th, this 29 day walk of almost 500km will culminate at Gladstone on March 8th, 2012, the same day that the World Heritage Committee from UNESCO will be assessing the impacts that these industries are having on our World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding Marine Park .
This walk is part of Friends of the Earth, and Lock the Gate Alliance campaign and endorsed by Footprints for Peace.
You are invited to be part of the journey by doing one or more of the following
- every step counts, walk with us for an hour, a day or all the way
- organise a welcoming event in your town
- provide food and showers for those participating in the walk (we will have camping equipment)
- promote the walk through your networks
- any other contribution that you may feel appropriate.
- Thursday 9th February departing Kumbarilla
- Saturday 11th February arriving Tara Estates
- Monday 13th February arriving Condamine
- Wednesday 15th February arriving Miles
- Saturday 18th February arriving Wandoan
- Tuesday 21st February arriving to Taroom
- Saturday 25th February arriving Theodore
- Tuesday 28th February arriving Banana
- Thursday 1st March arriving Biloela
- Tuesday 6th March arriving Calliope
- Wednesday 7th March Honouring Event in Calliope (Musicians, Artists,Meditation for the healing of the Reef, Presentations)
- Thursday 8th March walk to Gladstone to meet with UNESCO
Phone: June 0438 169 414
Phone: Potts 0438 566 266
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