Climate march Sunday 29 November 2015

by Eleanor Evans

Prior to becoming active on the issue of climate change, I’d only ever attended one march.  I was extremely nervous as I arrived at Rundle Park last year.  I didn’t have a fancy, clever banner like some people and I really didn’t want to seem radical.  However I was desperately concerned about the backward steps our federal government was taking on climate change and decided to show courage and turn up.
Me with some people I did Climate Reality Leadership training with

Me with some people I did Climate Reality Leadership training with

I’m not sure that I felt particularly brave at the time, but later on as I watched the footage of the 420,000 people march in New York City and heard Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s beautiful poem, I knew that I’d done the right thing.

Gorgeous image of the turn out in NYC.

Gorgeous image of the turn out in NYC.

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.  If you can't attend the march, do yourself a favour and listen to her poem.  This climate canary has summarised the situation perfectly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4fdxXo4tnY&spfreload=10

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. If you can’t attend the march, do yourself a favour and listen to her poem. This climate canary has summarised the situation perfectly – watch on youtube

I won’t say that I love marching, but I’m going to march again on Sunday 29 November.  The meeting place is the Torrens Parade Ground, King William Street at 11am.
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One thought on “Climate march Sunday 29 November 2015

  1. Vital that as many of us as possible show the flag, even if it’s an ‘Emperor’s New One’,and we’re not in costume! Just BE there!!

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