Pelham pupils join the global call for green energy

2009-09-22 00:00

YESTERDAY at 12.18 pm South African time, 1723 public gatherings or “flashmobs” took place in 153 countries around the world to sound their alarms and telephone their national governments to request a fair and binding legislation for the whole world to cut carbon emissions.

In Pietermaritzburg, the gathering was held at Alexandra Park, featuring mainly pupils from Pelham Primary and their parents.

The participants wore green, held hands, surrounded a symbolic globe and sounded their alarms for five minutes with the participants shouting, “Make Pietermaritzburg cooler”.

Director of the Christian organisation A Rocha, Allen Goddard, said the “flashmobs” are a wake up call to the country’s leaders on climate change and the need to change by reducing carbon emissions. Goddard also said South Africa should switch from coal based power to solar energy.

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