Petitioners say it’s an emergency

July 31, 2019 BY

ENVIRONMENTAL activists brought a touch of red to the Surf Coast Shire council chambers during the councillors’ meeting last week. Red-wearing supporters formed most of the audience in the public gallery as two petitions with a combined 1,149 signatures were officially received by the council. The petitions ask the council to publicly acknowledge a “climate emergency”, review the council’s strategic plan, create a foundation for climate emergency action, and implement a climate emergency plan.