Cairns People’s Climate March: join us in November

This November’s Cairns People’s Climate March will show our governments that united, the people can never be defeated! 

Part of the history-making People’s Climate March movement busily planning huge events across the globe, there are going to be a series of Australian People’s Climate Marches in November – including one here in Cairns.

CAFNEC and Cairns Climate Action Network (CCAN) are hosting Cairns People’s Climate March and we’re calling for helpers.

When: The March is Saturday 28 November 2015, morning start for a duration of 2 hours (time TBC)

Where: Cairns central location (details still being finalised)

For regular updates, please join our Facebook event page and sign up to our mailing list.

 

Rally Organising Meetings are held regularly on Wednesday evenings (roughly every fortnight in Oct-Nov), 6:30-7:30pm. Upstairs, Cominos House, 27 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill. Check Cairns Climate Action Network Facebook page for dates and details: www.facebook.com/CairnsClimateActionNetwork

Regular Monthly CCAN meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at CAFNEC, 6:30-8:30pm. Check CCAN Facebook for updates.

Stay tuned for more event updates and flyer images to share.

2013's national day of climate action in Cairns, hosted by CCAN.

2013’s national day of climate action in Cairns, hosted by CCAN.

Call for event organisers & event background

Let’s meet, discuss and plan how WE can create the biggest rally that Cairns has ever seen. To change everything we need EVERYone: join us!

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the scale of climate change, and although you may have heard it before, we ARE at a turning point. The effects of human-induced climate change are being seen across the globe, from the worst wildfires on record in the United States, to severe droughts in the Middle East, and heatwaves shattering records across Europe. Last year was the third-hottest year on record in Australia and this year, Palm Cove was nominated as the first beach town in the country likely to be destroyed by sea level rise.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. Governments and businesses around the world are shifting their focus, away from polluting coal mines and towards wind, solar and geothermal energies. An energy revolution is happening right now, and we want Australia to be a part of it!

Businesses and economies of the world are moving away from climate pollution and are setting strong targets to reduce emissions to ensure we have a future on planet earth.  We need Australia to be up there with them this December in Paris at the UN Climate Talks. Unfortunately, our government’s minimal targets are insulting to those who already suffer from the severe climate impacts and extreme weather events that we’ve seen increasing the world over.  We need to build a movement that’s strong enough to force the Australian government and political leaders like Malcolm Turnbull to make a choice about where their allegiances really lie in the global fight against climate change. We need to send a strong and clear message: ‘you can come with us on the journey of transforming our economy and society, or you will be left behind.’

The organisers of People’s Climate Marches across Australia are connecting the growing climate movement and we need artists, health professionals, indigenous Australians, Pacific Island peoples, plumbers, businessmen and women, teachers, painters, lawyers, farmers, unionists, and environmentalists to join us in uniting to host the biggest march Cairns has ever seen! Join us in marches planned across the world with hundreds of thousands joining them internationally in their home cities to tell our governments that WE DEMAND ACTION!

 

For more information, and to join the organising group of the Cairns People’s Climate March, please contact:

CAFNEC Community Engagement Officer Nina Bailey community [at] cafnec.org.au / 07 4032 1746 or

Cairns Climate Action Network members via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CairnsClimateActionNetwork

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