The National, Thursday 5th January 2012
By SALLY TIWARI
CLIMATE for change activist Latin N’drihin has asked people and business-houses in the national capital to join him in his five-day and five-night marathon at the Sir John Guise stadium in Port Moresby.
N’drihin said there were no conditions set for those wishing to participate – they can start and stop when they want to.
Every step N’drihin takes around the Sir John Guise stadium will be auctioned for a kina each at a later date.
The Office of Climate Change has pledged its support for him.
OCC staff will be participating in the walk on the first day – Jan 23 – and the last day – Jan 28.
He will be taking 10-minute breaks at intervals – 10am, noon and 3pm.
A similar pattern will happen at night with a one-hour break in the evening.
He will do this without proper sleep and rest for five days to show the world how serious he is about the effects of climate change.
N’drihin said he would still use the same boots which he had been using since he began his campaign.
He said for his night walks, he would use a torch instead of the stadium lights – as part of his campaign to reduce the emission of carbon.
The environmental advocate has been walking since last October.
The money he raises will be used to fund his big marathon in Australia.
N’drihin is trying to secure sponsors to provide prizes for participants who will join him to make the event more interesting.
From all the funds raised, N’drihin plans to plant 5,000 mangroves around the Pacific, plant more pine trees in the Savannah grasslands of the Highlands and to campaign against the dumping of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean.