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Peoples Climate March Perth

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 🙂

Marches around Australia

Marches around Australia

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).

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Do you know what your money is doing?

Innovative research in 2009 by climate scientists asked the question, ‘How much carbon can we still burn and have a reasonable chance of staying below 2 degrees?’. The answer was, not much more.

And further work has calculated there are already enough fossil fuel reserves identified to cook the planet 5 times over! So the concept of unburnable carbon and fossil fuel divestment was born. As Bill McKibben says

If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then surely it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage”

So we’re co-hosting a Divestment forum to ask – What can Divestment offer our Climate, Communities and Economy?

Divestment forum poster

Please join us on Friday the 6th of December to hear from a diverse range of speakers on what divestment is, why we need it and how you can take part.

RSVP via http://www.guildforddivestmentforum.eventbrite.com.au/

Details:

Friday, 6th of December, 6- 8 pm.

Guildford Town Hall, Lot 188 James Street Guildford (there is limited parking available, so we encourage people to walk, ride or catch the train. It’s only 5 mins from Guildford station).

Entry by donation, light refreshments provided.

This event is co-hosted with the Hills Sustainability Group and 350.org Perth.