Despite the terrible weather, nearly 1500 people turned up in Perth for the Global People’s Climate March on the 21st of September 2014. If was a powerful and colourful show of support for action, not words on climate change. If you missed it, check out the great 2 min speech from the rally below, it was a highlight for me.
With fine weather over east there were record turn outs. And combined with the massive 400 000 people who marched in New York this was easily the largest climate march in history! See the front page coverage in the global media here. It even made the West Australian :)
So be proud and take heart that the movement is growing…. but as the speakers said, this is only the beginning, so sign up to 350 Perth to indicate what you are interested in and learn how to take action to divest, invest or lobby.
Rob Hopkins, the founder of Transition Towns, has written a wonderful piece on the London march – Reflections on the Peoples’ Climate March, London
“At the end of the Peoples’ Climate March in London, the last speaker, from Avaaz, asked the crowd to think of a place, or a person, that they really cherished, and to hold them in their thoughts during a minute’s silence. To remember who it is that you are there for. You could have heard a pin drop. It was an incredible moment. Thousands of people in complete silence outside the Houses of Parliament.” Read the full piece here
And you can still invite some friends over and watch this powerful free movie online: Disruption – http://watchdisruption.com/ (It’s only 50 mins long).