People Power: A Moving Planet Rally & Parade 350.org – September 24, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cornwall Ontario  Joins a Global Day of Action to Promote Fossil Fuel Reduction

Cornwall ON – Circle September 24, 2011 on your calendar!  Everyone is invited to join us (and the entire world) in a Moving Planet Rally & Parade to raise community awareness about the need to move beyond the use of fossil fuels and to build solutions to prevent further Climate Change. We are gathering in Lamoureux Park near the Museum on September 24th, starting at 11am. This year’s event is called People Power: A Moving Planet Rally & Parade.

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This grassroots community event is part of a wider Global Day of Action taking place in over 188 countries around the world.  The goal is to encourage solutions to the climate crisis and remind policy makers and governments at all levels to be proactive and provide leadership on alternatives to fossil fuels. Videos from our Cornwall event will be uploaded to a world-wide gallery!   The Cornwall Community Museum will also host a related poster-making event (see below).

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The 350 concept began in 2009 when simultaneous rallies took place in 181 countries – what CNN called the ‘most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history.’ Last year on 10/10/10, there were over 7,000 community events in 188 countries, including a Cornwall tree-planting event!  In 2011, we are building people power in every corner of the planet. With a huge mobilization planned for September and bold campaigns around the world, millions of people will create a wave of climate activism that can lead to real, lasting, large-scale education and change.

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Moving Planet calls for stronger science-based policies that can get us moving away from dependence on fossil fuels and on track to lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) levels back to safer levels below 350 parts per million (ppm).  Scientists tell us that 350 ppm is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Right now, we’re at 390 and already feeling the impacts of climate change. If we’re going to get back to 350, we need “carbon-neutral” solutions right away. Clear policy support for innovative alternative fuels and general reduction of fossil-fuel use isn’t just good for the environment; it will have a huge positive impact on public health, strengthen our Cornwall community economically, ensure a safer future for our children and make the world a better place for everyone.

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Bring your People Power! Come just as you are or on bike, on skates, on a rickshaw, soapbox, board, scooter, wheelchair, wagon, or on foot.  Come with your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends of all ages.  Come be part of something huge!  Present your own Moving Planet message – encourage your group to get creative: make a 350 Banner; dress up as Endangered Species or come up with an Outrageous Costume Promoting Local Seasonal Food or come as a Super Hero for Climate Justice!; decorate your non-motorized vehicle with Recycled Materials; come up with a ‘Moving Planet’ Song or Chant; skip, hop, dance, juggle, cartwheel; dream up your own Innovative Expression of Renewable Energy; host a Flash Mob!  After the rally and parade, taste delicious local foods featured in local restaurants.

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What: a Moving Planet Rally & Parade to raise community and world awareness about the need to move beyond the use of fossil fuels and to build solutions to prevent further Climate Change.  In addition to the parade the Cornwall Community Museum will host The Great Design poster project, (your design for travelling without fossil fuels), for ages 6 to 14 at the Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House, Lamoureux Park.  This is a free workshop to be held on September 17, 10am.-12pm.; exhibition of work, September 24, 10am.-12pm; to book telephone 613-534-2202.

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Who: The Cornwall 350 Action Committee will host the Parade & Rally; parade participants will also be invited to visit a number of participating local restaurants (in the downtown core) to sample tasty local fare from the area. The Cornwall Community Museum will host The Great Design poster project.

Where/When:
Meet at Lamoureux Park near the Museum on September 24th, starting at 11am.

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3 Responses to "People Power: A Moving Planet Rally & Parade 350.org – September 24, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario"

  1. tnpreacher555   September 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    What “climate crisis”? This sin infested world is slated for Divine Judgment. The earth is going to be burned up not by “globe warming”, but by the wrath of a sin avenging Holy God! (2 Peter 3:10,12)

    Rev 11:18 “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth”.

    What defiles and pollutes this earth? sins of the heart! Mar 7:18-23 ” He said to them, “Are you so ignorant? Don’t you know that nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean? For it doesn’t go into his heart but into his stomach, and is expelled as waste.” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) He continued, “It is what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness. All these things come from within and make a person unclean.”

    So prepare to meet your God! Hopefully not in your sins! Call upon the Saviour, while there is still time!

  2. Familyguy123   September 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    wow, great, very cool idea

  3. Furtz   September 9, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    I think the preacher is having a bit of a meltdown.
    Try to stay calm, Tom, and stay near a phone.
    If it gets worse, the number for 911 is 911.
    Whatever you do, don’t dial 666. That would be bad.

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