The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Walk for Solar

Walk for Solar

In July 2012 the Port Augusta community held a local vote asking people if they wanted solar thermal or gas to replace the town’s coal stations. Incredibly over 4000 people voted and 98% of them said they wanted a solar future for Port Augusta.  

This powerful call from the community put the issue on the state government’s agenda but we knew that we had to get national attention to make solar thermal a reality.

To do this 80 people embarked on the Walk for Solar a 328 km journey on foot from Port Augusta to Adelaide that ended with a 2000 person rally attracting national media attention and leading to the establishment of a state government select enquiry into building solar thermal in Port Augusta.