March for Climate Action in Antigonish on November 29

DSC_0336Antigonish will be on the streets on Sunday, November 29, marching to urge world leaders to take aggressive action on climate change. The Global Climate March is an international initiative happening in communities all over the world on the eve of the UN climate summit in Paris. So far over 2100 events have been registered worldwide and the list is growing.

The Antigonish event coincides with the annual Christmas Parade so the climate marchers will join that procession. Of course the parade will also include Santa Claus, one of the world’s best known climate change victims. Local organizers have not yet been able to reach Santa for a statement. They expect him to endorse their efforts to draw attention to the plight of the North, where the climate is changing more quickly than anywhere.

Before the march, local experts will facilitate workshop sessions on how to address climate change through policy, technical solutions and leadership. Beginning at 12 noon at Desmond Hall, participants will be able to join one of the workshop sessions.

Workshop & Climate March Schedule for November 29

12 – 1:30 pm: Climate Change Workshop at Desmond Hall (Markin Global Complex, Coady Institute, StFX University)

1:40 pm: Gather for March, with the Christmas Parade, at Keating Millennium Centre parking lot (StFX University), behind the “Global Climate March” banner

2 – 3 pm: Global Climate March, finishing at the Antigonish Mall (133 Church Street)

Everyone is encouraged to join the workshop, the march or both. Wear GREEN!

For more information or to get involved, please contact Jason Fitzpatrick at x2012ari@stfx.ca or 902 846-0056 or visit the facebook event page at facebook.com/events/1089478037730333/

See the press release here.

by Jay Ross

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