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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Funeral for Our Future - Time to #stopAdani

Funeral for Our Future - a Service conducted by Stop Adani Melbourne and friends, officiated by Uniting Church Minister Rev Alex Sangster.

Included a Processional march by Riff Raff Marching Band, Songs lead by the Climate Choir, Eulogy for the Reef by Alan Cuthbertson from Stop Adani Melbourne, Eulogy for Nature by Joseph Birckhead and Audrey Cooke, Euology for Children's Future by teenager Marco Bellemo, Call to Action by Rev Alex Sangster and Marco Bellemo.

A very moving two hour ceremony that started and finished in Federation Square in the Melbourne DBD on Saturday 1st December. It comes after Adani announced they would be proceeding with the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee basin, such announcement coming in the middle of an extreme heatwave and catastrophic fires across Queensland.

A processional march occurred down Flinders street, past the iconic clocks of Flinders street station and back to Federation Square.

Reverend Alex Sangster from the United Church opened the service, and articulated why this piece of street theatre was taking place.

Alan Cuthbertson from Stop Adani Melbourne did the first eulogy: the Eulogy for the Reef

See photos of the event:

Funeral for Our Future

The Funeral for our Future comes a day after several thousands students marched in Melbourne in a climate strike calling for Stop Adani, 100% renewables by 2030, and leadership by our politicians at state and Federal levels.

The events comes on the eve of the United Nations climate Change conference in Katowice, Poland, #COP24, due to start on December 2, 2018, which has the task of adopting the rulebook for the Paris Agreement that was passed at COP21 in Paris in 2015, that set the goals of limiting temperatures to well below 2C and strive for 1.5C by 2050.

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