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Rally for Climate Emergency
April 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Join Ecology Ottawa and call on Ottawa’s City Council to declare that the changes in our climate constitute a climate emergency.
Ottawa, it’s time for us to do just that. The effects of climate change are already being felt: record floods in 2017; devastating tornadoes in late 2018; summers of extreme and deadly heat; and winters with erratic freeze-thaw cycles. Fighting climate change isn’t just about protecting the environment, but about safeguarding our way of life, protecting our most vulnerable residents, and building a more vibrant and resilient city. This is a climate emergency, and we have the tools to respond to the scope and scale of the crisis.
On Tuesday, April 16, councilor Shawn Menard will bring forward a motion to the Environment Committee declaring a climate emergency and proposing bold actions to safeguard Ottawa’s neighborhoods and ecosystems. Will you join us at a Rally for Climate Emergency outside Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.?
A strong display of support for this motion is absolutely integral if we are to make our representatives understand the dangerous realities of climate change in Ottawa. You can also help us build support for this campaign by calling your councilor and asking them to vote in favour of this motion.
Find out more about what a climate emergency means by clicking here.