A Climate Vigil in Rossland -- Outside the Library
A climate vigil is being organized outside the Rossland Public Library at 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 29 on the eve of the Paris UN climate summit by the West Kootenay EcoSociety Rossland team, in solidarity with the global community. Rosslanders will join people around the world to demand Canada does its fair share in reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to 100% renewable energy, as well as supporting the most vulnerable people around the globe.
“With our newly elected government in Ottawa, I am finally hopeful and encouraged that Canada will take a leadership role to address the challenges of climate change. Many thanks to the West Kootenay EcoSociety for organizing this event. It’s a small gesture of Rossland’s support for real change,” says Rossland’s Mayor Kathy Moore.
“We want to send a clear message of support to our newly elected federal leaders and government to support a renewable energy future,” says Jayne Doxtater, local EcoSociety organizer in Rossland. “I’m excited that our government has promised to keep global warming below two degrees by the end of the century and they can make that happen in Paris with better commitments.”
“I’m excited to have the privilege to be in Paris for the summit and the climate march,” says Montana Burgess, Community Organizer with the West Kootenay EcoSociety. “In the wake of the horrific attacks on Friday in Paris and Beirut, it’s more important than ever that we stand together for justice, peace and dealing with the climate crisis at home in the Kootenays and around the world.”
The community is invited to bring signs and banners with messages of hope for a future with 100% renewable energy and a candle for the vigil. Community members are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their friends and families.
Other West Kootenay events are being organized in Nelson and Castlegar also on November 29. Follow the local rallies, marches and vigils online and share your photos and updates using the hashtag: #KootsClimateRally
West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit organization located in Nelson BC. Through education, outreach, community building, research, and advocacy, the EcoSociety works to protect the natural environment while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world.