The ‘Canoes vs. Coal’ series represents an amazing opportunity I currently have with 350.org. It happened in a massive whirlwind. I was brought on as a last minute addition by the 350.org team to witness and document this life changing moment in history. My documentation of the event has been spread across two parts. Part one is a two minute synopsis of the day, which was published in October 2014. Part 2 (as the above video) is a continuation of the debate that was raised in part one, except this time from the perspective of passionate Australians who strongly strongly believe in this global cause. “Canoes Vs. Coal: Australia Responds” is a more in-depth discussion of Australia’s changing climate.
As you will see in this video, climate change is an issue that involves every single Australian. It’s very much “the” issue of our time. Those who we managed to speak to on the day believe that Australian communities banding together is extremely important in terms of pushing policy makers to support renewable energy and stop subsidising fossil fuel such as coal.
Now we, as a nation, need to choose a path forward. A path that will favour renewable energy, local communities and encourage de-centralisation of power and wealth.
Part two of this series, “Australia Responds”, is a broader discussion on the issue. It’s main goal is to involve the every-day people who are not necessarily already engaged with the climate and policy debate.
This second video is something I feel very passionate about. I think this video provided a strong platform for Australian’s to speak their mind and about their passions. I’m really proud to be starting my 2015 production year with this video.