Cranbrook Joins Global Climate March
“This will be the biggest worldwide climate march yet” said Lars Sander-Green, Wildsight’s Climate Program Manager, “and will send a strong message to our elected leaders that real action on climate change just can’t wait any longer.”
Wildsight is leading the Cranbrook march and joining with more than 1000 other groups around the world coming together for the worldwide event. More than 75 000 people have already committed to joining events around the world and many times that number are expected by organizers.
“Climate impacts are already beginning to be felt by frontline communities around the world, who are often some of the most world’s most vulnerable people,” added Sander-Green, “so we need coordinated international action now to drastically reduce carbon emissions. That’s the message marchers will be sending to Stephen Harper, our MP David Wilks, and all the world leaders who will be attending the UN Climate Summit.”
The climate march starts at at Rotary Park in Cranbrook (on 11th Ave S at 1st St), with marchers gathering to make signs at . From Rotary Park, the march will pass through downtown and end up at MP David Wilks’ office to send a message demanding action on climate change. More information is available by calling Wildsight at 250 427 2535 x2. Everyone is welcome to join the People’s Climate March, which will last about one hour.
“The transition to a world economy that works for people and the planet is not far out of reach, but we need a global push now before runaway climate change takes root,” said Sander-Green. “That’s why we’ll be marching in Cranbrook .”