Walking For A Future.

Departing Kumbarilla on February 9th, this 29 day walk of almost 500 km will culminate at Gladstone on March 8th, 2012 and highlight the impacts of the CSG industry on people, landscapes and climate.

Over a beer after a successful protest at a Santos shareholders meeting, June Norman, a 71 year old great grand mother, shared her desire for support for walk along the proposed gas pipeline and coal rail corridor to peacefully highlight the need to create a sustainable future whilst connecting with communities affected by these industries.
 
“I’ve seen the impacts of the mining industry and I am really concerned, where will my grandchildren source their food and what quality will their water be? This industry needs to be slowed down and managed in a more sustainable manner.” said June.

June Norman has decided to combine her passion for walking and her passion to leaving her grandchildren a sustainable and healthy future.

“I feel my generation is allowing this destruction to happen at a rate that is out of control. I feel responsible to do what I can to stop this madness and influence our government to consider the long term impacts of what it is permitting.”
 
Departing Kumbarilla on February 9th, this 29 day walk of almost 500km will culminate at Gladstone on March 8th, 2012, the same day that UNESCO will be assessing the impacts that these industries are having on our World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding Marine Park .
 
This walk is endorsed by Friends of the Earth, Lock the Gate Alliance and Footprints for Peace.

It is a drug and alcohol free event in solidarity with indigenous and non indigenous people from around the world whose communities have been devastated by the effects of drugs and alcohol.

You are invited to be part of the journey by doing one or more of the following
- every step counts, walk with us for an hour, a day or all the way
- organise a welcoming event in your town
- provide food and showers for those participating in the walk (we will have camping        equipment)
- promote the walk through your networks
- any other contribution that you may feel appropriate.
 

Check here for photos on our Flickr page.


The detailed itinerary is on the Face Book Group page but an outline is :

Thursday 9th February departing Kumbarilla
Saturday 11th February arriving Tara Estates
Monday 13th February arriving Condamine
Wednesday 15th February arriving Miles
Saturday 18th February arriving Wandoan
Tuesday 21st February arriving to Taroom
Saturday 25th February arriving Theadore
Tuesday 28th February arriving Banana
Thursday 1st March arriving Biloela
Tuesday 6th March arriving Calliope
Wednesday 7th March Honouring Event in Calliope (Musicians, Artists,Meditation for the healing of the Reef, Presentations)
Thursday 8th March walk to Gladstone to meet with UNESCO
 
For further information please contact :
    walk4afuture@yahoo.com.au

June 0438 169 414
Potts 0438 566 266


media coverage of the walk

Walking for a Future. Stop CSG Illawarra.

June Norman speaking at the Stop CSG Illawarra Meeting in January 2012