International Rally: Climate change knows no borders, defense of the Salish Sea is withouth boundaries
September 20, 1 PM
- Act in solidarity with the historic People's Climate March in New York
- Honour the International Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea to be signed 9/23 by Coast Salish Nations
- Call for cross-border action by citizens and politicians to defend the Salish Sea from a juggernaut of new coal, oil and LNG export projects
On September 20th, as world leaders gather for the UN climate summit in New York, Canadians and Americans, First Nations and Native American tribes, and all the diverse communities of the Salish Sea will gather at the Peace Arch to send a unified and clear message to world leaders, as well as to our own local elected officials: it is time for unprecedented action to defend the Salish Sea and our global climate from fossil fuel development.
We will reach out across the border, literally taking each other's hands; share our struggles and aspirations for a livable planet; and pledge to take unified action to protect the climate and the ecosystems, economies, communities and cultures that cohabit the Salish Sea bioregion.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
· This is a free, family-friendly and peaceful event with inspirational speakers, fantastic music and kids' activities, taking place with the blessing of the Semiahmoo First Nation on their traditional territory.
· Transport. Chartered buses to the rally will be coming from Vancouver, with additional pick-up points along the route. Carpooling is also being coordinated from Vancouver and Victoria. Click here for more info on bus transport, carpooling and parking.
· You won't go have to go through customs. Americans and Canadians can mingle in Peace Arch park without crossing the border or going through passport control. We have permission for this event from US and Canadian border authorities and park officials.
This rally is being organized by Georgia Strait Alliance, the Wilderness Committee and 350 Seattle, with endorsements from organizations including LeadNow, Sierra Club BC, Pipe Up Network and Greenpeace USA.
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