sorely needed to arrest the Howes Swamp bushfire burning to the north of St Albans.
Many braved the weather and attended the picnic because they
understand that climate change is real and they want stronger action on global warming. They came to a wet park with their children and home cooked food to share amongst likeminded neighbours simply to stand up and be counted as Australians who want the government to take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hundreds of other events took place on the day, ranging from rallies with thousands of participants in state capitals, through to local events in communities across the country.
Thanks to Don McKillop, Captain of St Albans Volunteer Fire Brigade, the picnic moved to the shelter of the fire shed where participants they stayed dry and enjoyed being part a national day of action.