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Kootenays join global day of action for the largest climate march in history

By Contributor
September 14th, 2014

People concerned about climate change and a clean energy future can join in local events for the global action, the People’s Climate March, on Sunday, (September 21).

We will be rallying at Nelson City Hall at 4:30 pm for speeches. Then we march to Nelson United Church which is hosting a potluck dinner. Following the dinner there will be a showing of the documentary film “Disruption” about this giant global climate action.

“People in the Kootenays are actively working to move to a clean energy future. We naturally want to participate in this world-wide mobilization to show it’s time to get serious about climate change,” says David Reid, executive director of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

People’s Climate Marches will be taking place around the planet in cities like Delhi, Jakarta, London, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Berlin and Paris. A huge coalition of over 1,000 environmental organizations, faith groups, unions and others has come together world-wide to create the movement.

A huge rally is being organized in New York. An historic Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take place in NYC just a few days later.

“Fossil fuel generated climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity,” says Keith Wiley of Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC. “Only a massive public movement will push governments to cut back on oil, gas and coal and move to a life-sustaining clean energy future. This global action helps us get going,” he says.

Everyone is encouraged to come, bring signs, banners, voices, drums and instruments. And bikes! Bikes Not Pipes!

More information and posters can be found at and facebook: Kootenays For a Pipeline-Free BC.

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