Resistance Festival

By Donna Carman

Brandon Steyl, Ceinwen Gearon, event organisers Anna Ramrath and Matt Ramrath, and Diane Evers.

THE Resistance Festival held in Denmark last weekend was a celebration of ideas, people and hope.

Event organiser Anna Ramrath developed the festival from a dream she shared with her partner.

“We looked at what is happening with the Earth. Lots of local groups are already doing something. We wanted to bring them together,” she said.

Groups as diverse as Plastics Reduction Denmark, WA Forest Alliance and Citizens’ Climate Lobby were represented on the day.

In her short talk to festival goers, Greens MLC Diane Evers reiterated the need to work together as collectively and collaboratively as possible.

Among her many topics Ms Evers spoke about regenerative agriculture as a way to reduce resource use while increasing soil microbes and subsequent carbon capture and enabling soil to hold more water.

Rod Mitchell representing the Citizens’ Climate Lobby shared his preference to look at the root cause of issues.

The event inspired Marta Ribon to consider what is going on in the environment and to take some action.

“I would like to be more involved,” she said.

Tuning into the speeches and then the panel, Sofie Lines said she wanted to ‘connect with likeminded people’.

Sarah Clarke and Sofie Lines enjoy the north facing seating. Photo-bombed by Masha Anderson.
Marta Ribon pledges small but important actions.

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