On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong with the largest climate mobilization in history.
If you live in Toronto (or anywhere near it), come out and join the People's Climate March Toronto, which is sponsored by Toronto350.org, Avaaz.org, Greenpeace Canada, Stop Line 9 Toronto, and the Toronto Raging Grannies. We are a group of volunteers who have been mobilized by Avaaz.org to create a march in Toronto, ON, Canada that's in solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York.
OUR STARTING POINT: We'll be meeting at Nathan Phillips Square at 1p.m. before we begin marching. Our route will begin and end at City Hall while passing by at least one climate offender's premises. Although we want to hold private companies and decision makers accountable, our event's goal is to show everyone everywhere how much we love and care about our planet, and our march will be a very peaceful one. To emphasize this, a green heart will be our unifying symbol.
OUR ROUTE: Start in Nathan Phillips Square at the stage area. From there, we will go south to Queen St. W, west to University Ave, north to Dundas St. W, east to Yonge St, south to Queen St. W, and then westward to return to Nathan Phillips Square.
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: "https://www.facebook.com/torontoclimatemarch"
OUR TWITTER FEED: "https://twitter.com/ClimateMarch_TO"
AVAAZ.ORG's PETITION FOR 100 PER CENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050: "http://bit.ly/1p9Q3ch"
THE MARCH IN NEW YORK: The biggest event in the worldwide People's Climate March will be happening in New York, as it is the location of the UN summit. If you live in Toronto and have the time and means to travel to New York and join the movement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: "https://www.picatic.com/to350pcm". You will be able to buy bus tickets from Toronto to New York from there, availability permitting. We hope you'll all come out and support our future and our planet!
DIRECTIONS: Travelling by TTC - Take the subway to Queen station, then exit and walk about 5 minutes westward along Queen St. W to reach Nathan Phillips Square.