Statement prepared by Eden Graves and Erica Kramer https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g_MNeAYVvwApWAatts21jRpPeAfkXARb/edit
DUE TO EVOLVING COVID CONDITIONS, WE MAY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES BEFORE THIS IS RELEASED TO THE PRESS
Climate Action Parry Sound takes part in
Global Climate Strike on March 19, 2021
Fridays for Future announced that 2021’s first Global Climate Strike will take place on March 19. Parry Sound is responding to their international call for action.
“Those in power continue to only deliver vague and empty promises for far off dates that are much too late. What we need are not meaningless goals for 2050 or net-zero targets full of loopholes, but concrete and immediate action in-line with science. Our carbon budget is running out. The climate crisis is already here and will only get worse, so if we are to avoid the worst case scenarios, annual, short-term climate binding targets that factor in justice and equity have to be prioritized by the people in charge.
Join the world in calling for #NoMoreEmptyPromises on Friday, March 19, and demand that our mayors, premiers, and the federal government work together because we are in a climate emergency.”
Reads Fridays for Future’s website .
Climate Action Parry Sound is hosting a local strike in downtown Parry sound. To comply with COVID 19 safety measures, activists taking part in the strike will be stationed at various intersections throughout town and on the lawn of the Mary St. Centre church. Masks are required and all individuals participating will be socially distanced.
Climate Action Parry Sound (CAPS) is a group of Parry Sound & area residents and cottagers who believe: 1) there is a climate crisis; 2) we can and must do something about it; and 3) we are stronger if we all work together. We are ‘activists’ in practice and non-partisan in principal.