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Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in General News

ClimateFast 2013

 

ClimateFast 2013

Dear friends,

The ClimateFasters will be on the Hill Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 6 pm. Check the events calendar for the rest of the days.

We’ve added a gallery of photos for those of you who get dizzy watching the slideshow 😉

Upcoming events

Thursday, Sept 26 at 6:00pm on Parliament Hill

Come Round Dance with the O-Town Boys.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for our community to show that we are supportive of non-Indigenous residents of Canada’s environmental concerns and actions, that we walk our talk of living together and sharing the land, honouring the treaties. Please join us.

Friday, Sept 27 at noon, there will be a march from Parliament Hill to 24 Sussex Drive (the Prime Minister’s residence).

Our walk is our statement in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and of governments around the world taking immediate action on it. ClimateFast is calling on this government to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon, and to develop and implement a renewable energy plan that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. To date 103 MPs and 13 Senators have signed the pledge.

On Friday the IPCC releases the executive summary of its report on climate change. It has been five years in preparation.  A total of 209 Lead Authors and 50 Review Editors from 39 countries and more than 600 contributing authors from 32 countries contributed to its preparation. It is the best information available on climate change.

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC has already stated “We have 5 minutes before midnight.” We need to act now.

Meanwhile, big oil continues to deny that we need to change directions on energy policy and works to discredit the report before it is even issued.

These peaceful fasters, who are either food or carbon fasting, will be accompanied on their walk by the RCMP. Frances Deverell, President of the Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice and Ottawa Host for ClimateFast, warns the Prime Minister:  “You cannot prorogue climate change. You need to recall parliament immediately.  This is a climate emergency. We are on a path to ecocide, and massive human suffering if we don’t change our direction immediately. It is unethical and unconscionable.  We owe it to our grandchildren to take responsibility for ourselves today.  The whole world, including Canada, must be transitioning to renewable energy now.”

Please join us on our walk.

Saturday, Sept 28 at 7:00pm there will be a screening of “Bidder 70” at Friend’s Meeting House. 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa. Bidder 70 is a personal story about Tim DeCristopher, surrounded by a wider context of citizen action, our history of peaceful civil disobedience, and grass roots movements demanding government and industry accountability

Patricia, on behalf of

The ClimateFast Team,

Hungry for Climate Leadership

   

Climate Fast participants are volunteers; your donation will be used for expenses such as flyers, room rental and transportation. Your support is very much appreciated!
If you would like to donate by cheque, make it payable to:
Ontario Voice of Women for Peace, (with Climate Fast in the memo line)
Mail it to:
7 Labatt Avenue, Suite 201 Ci
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1Z1