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Nelson Climate Parade with Giant Puppets

By Contributor
August 29th, 2018

On September 8th, people will be marching around the world, from San Francisco to Capetown to Rise Together for Climate on a Global Day of Action.  

In Nelson, BC people will be joining in a parade from Railtown parking lot lo Cottonwood Market.  The parade will be lead by the Larger-than-Life Puppets, new Kootenay arrivals. 

“We’ll be calling on Canadian leaders to Save the Trees, Stop the Smoke and reduce fossil fuels to cut down on the extremes of climate change,” says Sandra Hartline of the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, one of the sponsors.

“There can be no doubt that climate change is already causing catastrophe, and if we don’t do more it will get much worse,” she said.

Speakers at Cottonwood Market will talk about what we can do locally to reduce carbon pollution and fight climate disaster.

“It will be exciting to have people see these giant puppets” says Jan Inglis who ran a workshop on mask and puppet making for activists this summer. “They add a wow factor to rallies – something the whole family can relate to.” 

Bring your camera for selfies with the puppets, bring your sign about smoke and climate change. Bring your voice, noise makers and energy.

Organized in part by who say: “ On September 8, we’re planning thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits.

“No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.”


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