(May 8, 2014) – On May 10th, thousands of Canadians will be taking part in a National Day of Action “to help create a better future and defend our communities against pipelines, dirty oil projects and runaway climate change,” stated the organizers in a statement issued this week.
Almost 100 events are taking place from coast to coast as part of the Defend our Climate, Defend Our Communities – National Day of Action, organized by a coalition of environmental, Indigenous and community groups.
Diverse grassroots groups are organizing and participating in events such as walks, rallies and concerts and calling on government to reduce climate pollution, transition off fossil fuels and commit to a clean energy future.
“There are currently numerous tar sands, fracking and coal projects being pushed by government and industry in Canada including 6 pipelines,” stated the organizers.
“Not only do these pipelines carry heavy highly corrosive bitumen mixed with toxic chemicals that will have devastating health and environmental impacts in the event of a spill, they are projects that lock us into a fossil fuel dependent, dead-end economy while enabling tar sands growth that will destabilize our planet’s climate.”
Events are planned for across the country.
For a list of all events, please visit: www.defendourclimate.ca.