Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Marching for Change

Cranbrook Joins Global Climate March Saturday, September 20th

This Saturday in Cranbrook, the People’s Climate March hits the streets to demand action against climate change from our elected leaders. The march is part of the global weekend of action ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York City. Cranbrook will be joining hundreds of thousands of people in New York City and at more than 1500 other rallies in 130 countries.

“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 noon on Saturday, September 20th at Rotary Park in Cranbrook (on 11th Ave S at 1st St), with marchers gathering to make signs at 11:30am. 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 on Saturday.”

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