This Earth Day, we don't want empty words or cute infographics about saving the planet. We want real protection for our environment, which starts with an independent EPA for Queensland.
That's why we claimed Earth Day 2023 (22 April) as EPA Day, and celebrated with a picnic! This was an opportunity to have some conversations about our asks for an EPA and share that with our supporters and the media (speaking with ABC radio).
“It’s unacceptable the government has been delaying the introduction of this for so long while polluters aren’t being held accountable and vital habitat is being cleared. Earth Day will become a day of mourning in the future if things don’t change.
Not having an EPA means there’s no tough cop on the beat to stop those who exploit the system and harm our environment. Without an EPA, we will continue to see illegal dumping, habitat clearing and the pollution of our waterways in the places we love."
You can read our media release here!