On June 5 more than 3000 young people around Australia made a stand for environmental justice in rallies and festivals organised by the Environmental Youth Alliance.
The message of World Environment Day was clear: our environment is still being destroyed, and something urgently needs to be done.
While governments and industries have broken promise after promise on environmental issues, the planet's ecology has been further degraded. EYA is organising people who are willing to fight back.
The vibrancy and energy of the World Environment Day actions underline the extent of concern. From Perth to Hobart to Brisbane, EYA took up issues of public transport, the nuclear industry, indigenous people's rights, mining and pollution.
As the Sydney protest left Hyde Park, "Streets for people not for cars" was the defiant chant. On World Environment Day, people across Australia took to the streets and demanded environmental justice for all!