Tamara Smith, Greens MP for Ballina will host Steve Posselt at his talk in Ballina on Tuesday 17 May, 6pm.
“Steve Posselt is an adventurer and author who spent months in 2015 travelling from Canberra to Paris by kayak to raise awareness about the effects of climate change. It is my pleasure to be able to welcome him back home to share his experiences with everyone,” said Ms Smith.
The public is invited to listen to his “Paddle to Paris” talk and see footage and images of the sights along the way - including going up the Lower Mississippi River in a flood, paddling past the Statue of Liberty and encounters with people, police and bureaucracy.
Steve says he undertook the journey to draw attention to climate change. “I used to be concerned primarily with water engineering but now I believe climate change is the most important thing for our age. I am doing this for the sake of my grandkids. I will continue to do whatever I can.”
Steve Posselt’s other journeys include a seven-month trek from Brisbane to Adelaide along the length of the Murray-Darling River system, by kayak and on foot, to call attention to water conservation in Australia. The account of this journey became the book “Cry Me a River”, published in 2009.
Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 concession and children. Food also available.
5 Regatta Ave
Ballina, NSW 2478
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