After a long COVID-induced break the Grafton Loop of the Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed have started campaigning again. On Thursday March 4 a group of refreshed Nannas set up outside the Prince Street office of our federal MP Kevin Hogan. It was great to catch up with Nannas Sarah and Deb as well as to welcome a new Nanna recruit. As usual it was a lively social occasion with plenty of interesting conversation and laughs.
The theme for this knit-in was climate change. The Nannas are dismayed that the Federal Government, despite all the scientific evidence, is still failing to take effective action to reduce our carbon emissions.
This was the first time the Grafton Nannas have held a morning knit-in and it was a great success. Prince Street was very busy and the Nannas enjoyed chatting to many passers-by and were pleased at the positive feedback received from many of them. The Nannas were also delighted that one of the passers-by was Emma Pritchard, the Grafton-based journalist of "The Independent" who asked about our activities and took a photo of the group.
A serious Nanna discussion
The Nannas also discussed their latest letter to Mr Hogan which highlighted their concern about the Federal Government's lacklustre performance on climate change. One of the key points made in this letter was the concern for today's young people who will inherit a world which is set to be irretrievably damaged by the selfishness and folly of the current Federal Government.
This was emailed to Mr Hogan later that day. The Nannas will be very interested in his reply - if indeed we do receive a response from him.