Tamara Smith to talk in Taree

Media Release

9 March 2018

Earth Ball

Member for Ballina and Greens Education spokesperson Tamara Smith will visit Taree this Sunday 11 March to take part in a forum about education and climate change.

Ms Smith will visit fellow Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham at Johnny Martin Oval in Taree between 9am and 1pm who will have on display a huge inflatable ‘Earth Ball’.

“The ball shows satellite imagery of the earth and its purpose is to remind people about climate change and to protect the earth we live on. Using fewer pieces of disposable plastic and getting rid of disposable plastic shopping bags are small steps we can all take to improve our environment,” said Ms Smith.

"Coal burning is the leading cause of climate change, which is why the Greens want a rapid phase out of coal and a transition to clean, renewable energy such as solar power,” said Ms Smith.

NSW Greens North Coast MLC and TAFE spokesperson Dawn Walker will also be at the park and at the forum later.

Several  documentaries about the campaign to stop the Adani coal mine will be screened at the Manning Uniting Church from 2pm. A forum will be held afterwards to discuss education, climate change, fossil fuels, and TAFE.