John Knox is cycling around Australia to raise awareness about climate change and today he will be in Maryborough.
John Knox is cycling around Australia to raise awareness about climate change and today he will be in Maryborough.

Pushing home the climate message

FATHER of two John Knox, 54, has embarked on a solo bicycle tour of Australia to let other Aussies know how they can lower their carbon footprint.

Rather than sit back and wait, Mr Knox is taking the message on the consequences of climate change to the people and tonight he brings the message to Maryborough.

He started the tour on July 1 and expects to be in the saddle for about five months as he crosses the country and, apart from a few bus trips across the sparsely populated areas of Australia, will tackle the journey on bike.

Mr Knox is not totally alone. He’s taking on the challenge with the help of the next big thing online, PlanBig. An initiative of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, PlanBig is a new website where anyone with a plan or an idea can access resources and support online to make their plan happen.

“The ride is all about raising awareness about the simple things people can do in their everyday lives that save energy,” he said.

“It’s about recognising that we can make a difference, especially if we come together as a community.”

He is using PlanBig to encourage people to sign his online petition, which implores the government to start taking climate change seriously.

He brings his interactive presentation to the Maryborough City Hall upstairs reception room from 6pm.

Mr Knox will outline ways you can save energy and avoid wasting your hard-earned money while helping to save the planet.

“You’ll be amazed with how much you can save,” he said.

For more information log on to www.ridethetalk.com.au



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