On May 10, people across Canada will get together for a national day of action on climate change. The Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities movement is in its early days, but aims to broaden the conversation on climate change as decisions on pipelines loom on the horizon.
Last year about 130 communities across Canada hosted events and this year, Wildsight is inviting the community to a block party at Triangle Park in Townsite. The event is a simple potluck lunch. Bring a potluck dish, your own drinks, dishes and cutlery to the park from noon until 2 p.m.
Organizer Ilona Hale says that Canadians are rallying again to push their government to get on board with the global transition to replace fossil fuels with clean energy — and to keep the planet’s climate safe for future generations.
“We in Canada have a choice – to help lead this new reality or to lose out” said Wildsight’s Ilona Hale, “but our federal government is trying to bet our economy on boom-and-bust dirty energy projects that pollute the water and climate while piping the profits out of our communities.”
“We encourage everyone to walk or bike to the party if possible to keep it carbon neutral” added Hale. Wildsight will have climate change information and will be hosting a letter writing campaign to urge our government to defend our climate.