Defend Our Climate - May 10th National Day of Action

With the recently proposed Energy East pipeline joining other proposed pipelines across the country, our local watersheds and land are under direct threat. If these pipelines were built, they would make it impossible for Canada to do its fair share to stop climate change.

We have a real opportunity to change that. As millions of people in the United States stand together against the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s our job here to stand for a different energy future.

Globally, there is now more investment in renewable energy than all fossil fuels combined. We could be behind a needed transition to renewable energy here in Canada that would help ensure a safe climate for future generations.

But we need to make a stand. We cannot allow for reckless tar sands expansion, or the construction of pipelines like Energy East that would facilitate that expansion.

We’re asking you to join us – and 60 other communities – who are uniting their voices on May 10th, to say no to tar sands expansion, no to the proposed energy east pipeline, and yes to a safe climate future and renewable energy.

The event will take place at the Rideau Falls (Map), where the Rideau River meets the Ottawa River, which could be impacted by a spill from the Energy East pipeline where it crosses the Rideau River.

We’ll have a mock-up of the Energy East pipeline that we’ll work together to dismantle! There will also be some music and a few short statements.

If you can, please bring a visual symbol of the bright future you want to see – a drop of water, a tree, a polar bear – please see this guide for creating amazing visuals.

You can see the Facebook event here. For more information on the national day of action, see www.defendourclimate.ca. This event is jointly organized by Ecology Ottawa, the Council of Canadians, Idle No More, 350.org Ottawa, and the Greenpeace Ottawa Chapter.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please see this video from last year's National Day of Action:

WHEN
May 10, 2014 at 1pm - 2pm
WHERE
Rideau Falls
CONTACT
Ben Powless ·
222 RSVPS
Lynn Rainboth Warren McBride Chris Notlad Caroline John Cristalle Watson Leanne Kathrynn Espoir Manirambona Devin Outhet Melissa Sarah Penasse Stef Caissie Nicola Bullard Sue Martin Christian Holz Jodie Hamelin-Ellam Diana Sheldrick Melissa MacLean David Stember Jen Hanna-Jones richie allen Lucas Sellars ArgieRose Gillis Elizabeth Ann Any Fishing Canute Planthara Andrew Elle Jen Flynn Émé Lia Gabriela Rivera M Diane McLean Timothy Sugar-Sam Goldenboy Wilson Mista Wasis Brad Picody Anne Swiderski Sandra Joseph Mahi Hoss Emmanuel Dupont Selina Ingles Christine King Katie Woberts Lisa-Marie Wilson Illuminous Anarky Hero Fantabulous Kristen Kathleen Ma Myriah Peace Eryk Chamberland Leona Nikolić Heather Ryerse Emily Norgang

Who's RSVPing

Lynn Rainboth
Warren McBride
Chris Notlad
Caroline John
Cristalle Watson
Leanne Kathrynn
Espoir Manirambona
Devin Outhet
Melissa Sarah Penasse
Stef Caissie
Nicola Bullard
Sue Martin
Christian Holz
Jodie Hamelin-Ellam
Diana Sheldrick
Melissa MacLean
David Stember
Jen Hanna-Jones
richie allen
Lucas Sellars
ArgieRose Gillis
Elizabeth Ann
Any Fishing
Canute Planthara
Andrew Elle
Jen Flynn
Émé Lia
Gabriela Rivera M

Will you come?

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  • Lynn Rainboth
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-09 18:32:35 -0400
    "Climate change is the moral struggle that will define this time and I hope dearly that you will join the growing global movement that will find itself on the right side of history by saying no to the Energy East pipeline and the oil-sands oil that would fill it." http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Desmond+Tutu+Opposition+pipelines+moral+choice/9823193/story.html
  • Canute Planthara
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-09 12:18:26 -0400
    Is anyone from Carleton Place going who might be able to carpool?
  • Andrew Elle
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