the 17th of March, Townsville City Council extended an invitation to staff
and some organisations to be involved in CARbon Busters 2004.
CARbon Busters goes for 1 week and is associated with SmogBusters Day
in Brisbane (coordinated by the Queensland Conservation Council and supported
by Queensland Rail and Brisbane City Council).
Anyone can be involved in CARbon Busters by organising
an event for the day. If you belong to a school, university, organisation,
workplace etc. you can be a part of the event and encourage others to
alternative forms of transport. Here's how…
Think about what your workplace, school, university or wherever can do
to encourage people to reduce their transport related greenhouse gas emissions.
For a start, have a look through the "Ideas for CARbon
Busters Day 2004" below - but feel free to come up with your own ideas
Fill out this
form and fax it or post it to CARbon Busters Townsville as soon as
Gather up CARbon Busters Day volunteers from among your workmates, classmates,
club members, neighbours, elected government representatives etc, to help
you plan and hand out free stuff on the day.
Publicise your event in local newspapers, shops, on noticeboards and by
email to let people know what you're up to. CARbon Busters can help by
providing a sample media release and A3 posters. Also, let us know if
a media skills workshop would be of use to you.
IDEAS FOR CARBON BUSTERS DAY 2004
- Reward non-polluting "commuters" to your workplace, school or uni
with free trees, stickers, magnets, etc. (contact CARbon Busters for
some resources or gather your own from local businesses or your local
Contact your local councillor or state/federal member and sign them
up for the "CARbon Busters Day Politicians' Green Transport Challenge"
- Launch a week-long (or longer) contest to see which departments,
classes etc., can walk, cycle or catch public transport most (with prizes
- Have a non-polluting commuters' party or BBQ with food, door prizes,
Citiworks staff plant 100 trees to
offset their vehicle fleet emission
- Carry out a survey of current travel habits at your workplace, school
or uni, including what would need to change for people to be able to
walk, cycle or take public transport instead of drive
- Organise a poster design competition and display highlighting alternative
- Have a screening of the CARbon Busters Pollution Solution Video (we
can lend or sell you a copy)
- Have a CARbon Busters poster display (we can lend you a set of laminated
- Start a "walking school bus", where students walk to school along
an established route (like a bus),
This annual event, in its 6th year, known as Smogbusters Day in SE Queensland,
was held on the 17th March and asked commuters to leave their cars at
home and use alternative transport such as trains, buses, bikes and feet.
This is an important opportunity to encourage people to travel greener,
reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve the air quality of Queensland.
Please contact Mark Davis on
07 4727 9313/0418199988
to see how you can help make this CARbon Busters Day the best ever.
Press Release 19/3/2004