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THE Spanish light rail contractor holding Sydney to ransom has embarked on a mission to save the world with a celebrity-backed climate change campaign led by actor Liam Hemsworth.
The Daily Telegraphcan reveal Acciona — accused by the state government of a deliberate “go slow” approach in building Sydney’s $2.1 billion light rail — has launched an international campaign urging governments, companies and consumers to “invest in the planet”.
Acciona’s social media campaign post. Picture: FacebookBut a spokeswoman for Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said last night: “They should just get on with it like most reputable contractors do.”
In a “paid” video endorsement shared by Hemsworth on Facebook, the Hunger Games star applauded Acciona for “already delivering sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable projects across the world” but said more could be done.
“I’ve been invited to be a part of Acciona’s new initiative to start a conversation about climate change and how it affects life as we know it on planet Earth,” Hemsworth said in the clip.
“Each and every one of us should be thinking of ways how we can invest in our planet’s future ... any ways at all we can help our planet’s future and minimise the footprint that we leave on it.”
Devonshire St in Surry Hills where light rail development is ongoing.Hemsworth, crowned PETA Australia’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrity last year, is one of several “local brand ambassadors” who have lent their endorsement to Acciona’s campaign, which targets the company’s key markets in Spain, Mexico, Chile, the US, Canada and Australia.
Others include Mexican-American actor Karla Souza, Spanish basketball player Marc Gasol and Chilean actor Leonor Varela.
This article first appeared on www.dailytelegraph.com.au
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