Oct 26 2012
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October 26, 2012
Council of Canadians to ‘make waves’ with Nanaimo rally
WHAT: The Council of Canadians will hold a march and rally with waves of participants, symbolizing the interconnected issues the weekend conference will be focussing on, including the climate crisis, austerity, and stopping the Harper agenda. At the rally, the Council of Canadians and the Mid Island Chapter will present a System Change Legacy award to the Hub City Cycles Community Co-op.
WHERE: Gather and end at Pioneer Plaza across from the Coast Bastion.
WHEN: 1:05pm to 1:50pm, Saturday, October 27, 2012
BACKGROUND ON SYSTEM CHANGE LEGACY AWARD:
Beginning with the 2012 Annual Meeting in Nanaimo, British Columbia, the Council of Canadians is highlighting its commitment to “System Change, Not Climate Change” by launching a program to support local initiatives, in host communities, that demonstrate in practice what a better world will look like.
The Council of Canadians supports “System Change, Not Climate Change” and community initiatives that demonstrate real alternatives to the fossil fuel economy. Combined with fundamental policy shifts at the regional, national and global levels, these local community initiatives are the real solutions to the climate crisis our planet faces.
In contrast to carbon offset and trading schemes that commodify the environment, The Council’s goal is to recognize and support real change in the way we live and work. The unregulated free market has led to the dangerous tipping point the world faces – market mechanisms will not resolve the climate crisis.
The Council of Canadians is proud to announce that the first recipient of this new annual legacy is the Hub City Cycles Community Co-op, a non-profit community service cooperative. The aim of the Hub City Bike Club is to empower youth in Nanaimo to become sustainability ambassadors through providing courses on bike repair, bike building, riding and commuting, and leadership opportunities. It engages in advocacy that builds, empowers and supports healthy and sustainable communities, provides a safe and welcoming space for people to come and learn, share skills, and network with other community members. It is an example of the exciting community initiatives multiplying across the country and around the world that offer real change and hope for the future.
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