Tamlin Mackenzie, organiser of Lismore’s Walk Against Warming Action Day on Saturday, December 12, with Ethan Monks, 2, of The Channon, and walk supporters wearing buckets on their heads representing the average 180 litres of water every Australian uses daily. The day’s main activities will be centred on the Lismore Memorial Baths.
Tamlin Mackenzie, organiser of Lismore’s Walk Against Warming Action Day on Saturday, December 12, with Ethan Monks, 2, of The Channon, and walk supporters wearing buckets on their heads representing the average 180 litres of water every Australian uses daily. The day’s main activities will be centred on the Lismore Memorial Baths. Jacklyn Wagner

Giant strides taken to save water

MOST of us use 20 buckets of water a day, according to Rous Water – that’s 180 litres.

Freelance environment educator Tamlin Mackenzie urged people to reduce the amount of water they use in the lead-up to the Walk Against Warming Action Day.

She has organised the Lismore walk to coincide with the global day of action, known as D-Day, on December 12. The day falls right in the middle of climate change talks between world leaders in Copenhagen.

The theme for the global action day is ‘While they talk the talk, we’re walking the walk all over the world’.

When Mrs Mackenzie, of The Channon, looked at the map on the Walk Against Warming website, there wasn’t any action day planned for the Northern Rivers.

“There was a gap in the map,” she said.

Mrs Mackenzie had no problem taking action and organising a protest walk and events at the Lismore Memorial Baths.

“I felt embarrassed no one was doing anything so I stepped up, knowing I could make a difference,” she said.

The walk starts at 11am in Spinks Park, and then moves through the Lismore CBD before ending at the Lismore Baths.

At the pool there will be a big water fight and at 11.45am Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell will sit on a couch in the wading pool to illustrate the effects of rising sea levels.

There will be a barbecue and bands and entry is free. People are asked to wear a hat and bring a bottle of water to drink.

For more information call 6688 6551.



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