Yeb Sano talk reignites the lo­cal pas­sion

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

SPEAK­ING at the Whit­sun­day Arts and Cul­tural Cen­tre on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Filipino cli­mate change cam­paigner Yeb Sano urged lo­cals to keep up the fight for the Great Bar­rier Reef.

En­vi­ron­ment Coun­cil of Cen­tral Queens­land cam­paign or­gan­iser Tony Fontes said “it was in­spir­ing”.

“Some­times in Aus­tralia, with the gov­ern­ment go­ing the way they’re go­ing, you feel like you’re fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle, but he was quick to point out that we’re not alone,” Mr Fontes said.

Air­lie Beach be­ing Mr Sano’s last stop in Aus­tralia, Mr Fontes said we were “re­ally quite for­tu­nate” he came.

“His stops have been Syd­ney, Bris­bane, places like that,” he said

“But be­cause we’re at the coal face here, no pun in­tended, he wanted to come up and say ‘hang in there guys’.”

EARTH CHAT: Yeb Sano with lo­cals.

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