During the recent Nanna conference relationships with other Nanna loops and environmental groups were reinforced. This last week saw us working together on issues important to us.
Four Nannas supported XR’S Die-in and Meditation event in Martin Place on Friday 19 May. Three Rebels lay under sheets like corpses while six others meditated. Banners also drew passer-by’s attention to the climate crisis. XR said the event was an experiment in responding to a need felt by many people to come together to reflect on the climate emergency, rather than freaking out alone. After the meditation we shared homemade biscuits with Rebels. We also handed out leaflets for the Climate Rally on 5 June to people going home from work.
Logging and Koalas
The breakout group on logging and protecting koalas at our recent conference didn’t go to plan because of technical difficulties so we held a zoom to make up. We invited any Nannas who wanted to know more about these campaigns.
Suzie Russell of the North East Forest Alliance presented on the state of play with logging in NSW, and the Federal Government’s role. Sydney Knitting Nanna Bron reported on the Campbelltown koalas which are under threat from housing developments by Lendlease and Walker Corporation. Nanna Larri reported on the south coast campaign, Friends of the Forest, and the Big Spotty action planned for June 5 in the forest near Batemans Bay. A full report will be available soon.
The outcome from the conference and Zoom meeting will see Knitting Nannas loops from across NSW supporting each other’s actions. Information and tactics will be shared to gain public awareness, prevent the logging of native forests, and save our endangered koalas and other wildlife from extinction.
Other reports from the conference are underway on Coal, and Waste and Incinerators. The Gas Report has been posted on the website.