The Courier-Mail’s Environment Blog gave a mention to the event I’m speaking at this Saturday. As I wrote last week, it’s from 11am at Reddacliff Place at the top of Queen St Mall – one of a number of similar events being held around the country to promote the environmental benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets.
Even the final report by Ross Garnaut has explicitly acknowledged the significant contribution livestock makes to accelerating climate change, although he has taken the safe option of suggesting people could just replace sheep and cow meat with kangaroo meat. Given that even this notion is still met with much incredulousness, it perhaps isn’t surprising he decided against making the more straightforward suggestion that people try simply reducing the amount of meat they consume.
If you’re in Brisbane, you could skip the vegetarian event and get along to the West End boat ramp on Riverside Drive near the end of Jane St to show your support for Steve Posselt as he heads off on another kayaking journey in support of stopping the destructive Traveston Dam. Last time he paddled from Brisbane up to the site of the dam, through to the Fraser Coast and back down. This time he’s paddling all the way to Sydney to take the message directly to Environment Minister Peter Garrett.
UPDATE: Here’s another link to a piece on livestock and greenhouse from The Guardian