TMTVNEWS.COM, NELSON, BC CANADA – On Sunday over 900 Rossland, Castlegar and Nelson citizens stood up for climate action through marches, rallies and vigils. These community events were organized in solidarity with the global climate marches taking place across the world before the start of the Paris UN climate summit, which hope to negotiate a global deal to tackle global warming.
Rossland held a candlelight climate vigil attended by 200 people complete with speakers, music and a petition to leaders to address climate change and transition to renewable energy.
Castlegar citizens marched from city hall to Millennium Park for a rally where there were speakers of all ages and a diversity of backgrounds, musicians, and two choirs. Over 200 people were in attendance and the energy of the crowd kept the community warm in the cool afternoon.
In Nelson, 500 community members gathered to walk along Baker St. accompanied by music from a samba band. Many children and high school students had painted signs and banners to say even they wanted our leaders to take real climate action to protect their futures.
The high school students from Mount Sentinel, in the Valley, spoke about the readiness to take the critical action to bring about climate action.
Over the weekend, 600,000 people in more than 2300 events across 175 marched together to call for climate justice and an end to carbon pollution.