People’s Climate March This Evening

For Community Members who are interested:

Seven reasons you must come to a People’s Climate March this weekend:

  1. FOMO.* It’ll be huge and incredible and you don’t want to miss out!
  2. Australia’s kicking off the wave. This weekend, there are 55 People’s Climate Marches in towns and cities right across Australia, setting the tone for more than 2000 events in 150 countries. That’s 2000 events!
  3. Carmichael Coal Mine. As the rest of the world makes giant leaps to cut pollution, the Australian Government just approved one of the biggest coal mines in the world.
  4. This is massive. In Australia 345 organisations are working together day and night to make this march happen. Unions, faith, Indigenous, health, environment and community groups. Wow.
  5. Malcolm. Our new PM is riding on a wave of goodwill, but hasn’t actually done a thing to cut pollution. See point 3, above.
  6. Future generations. When children ask what you did to stop climate change, you can say you didn’t sit at home. You were there, you marched, you were part of the movement that changed the world.
  7. We’re making history. We thank the people who took to the streets to say slavery is not right and women should vote. Now it’s our turn.

With a massive turnout we’ll get global media coverage, which will strengthen other marches in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

We’ll inject urgency and passion into the Paris negotiations and show our world leaders we all want action.

  • Melbourne: 5.30pm, Friday 27 November 2015, State Library
  • Brisbane: 9.30am, Saturday 28 November, Queen’s Park
  • Darwin: 4.30pm, Saturday 28 November, Stokes Hill Wharf
  • Adelaide: 11am, Sunday 29 November 2015, Ester Lipman Gardens, beside Torrens Parade Ground
  • Canberra: 12pm, Sunday 29 November 2015, Parliament Lawns
  • Sydney: 12.30pm for a 1pm start, Sunday 29 November 2015, The Domain
  • Hobart: 1pm, Sunday 29 November 2015, Parliament Lawns
  • Perth: 1pm, Sunday 29 November 2015, Wellington Square
  • Other cities: Join People’s Climate Marches in 47 regional towns and cities!

If you cannot come by bike, if you cannot come by train, if you cannot come at all – donate to the campaign. If you cannot donate, ask someone else to do at least one of these things in your place.

Hope to see you there!

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
Climate campaign manager
Australian Conservation Foundation

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