Katoomba will host a family-friendly rally and hoedown on 10 December 2017 to raise awareness about local bushfire risks exacerbated by climate change, the Blue Mountains Gazette reports.
Leura resident Celia Vagg told the Gazette: “We hope to inspire people in our area to get involved in protecting our natural environment. While many people are aware of the impacts of climate change on the great barrier reef, we sometimes forget that our own backyard has, and will have increased numbers of bushfires of a greater intensity as a result of climate change.”
The event starts at 2pm at the Carrington Hotel gardens in Katoomba, with guest speakers and guest performers. Event supporters include the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute’s Low Carbon Living program. More here.