Cross-Border Rally to Unite North Americans Demanding Climate Action

VANCOUVER/SEATTLE – This Saturday, environmentalists, First Nations representatives and community members from British Columbia and Washington will come together at the Peace Arch border crossing on unceded Coast Salish territory, to take part in a groundbreaking international rally to demand climate action from leaders on both sides of the Canada/US border.

What: As world leaders gather for the UN Climate Summit in New York City, people from diverse communities surrounding the Salish Sea will join to demand an end to oil, gas and coal expansion proposals that threaten to turn this region into a gateway to global climate change. The event is in solidarity with the NYC People’s Climate March (Sept. 21) and will honour the International Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea, which is to be signed by Coast Salish Nations in the following days.

Where: Peace Arch Provincial Park
Douglas Border Crossing
At the junction of Hwy 99 (BC) and I-5 (Washington)
(view map)

When: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Who: Speakers include…

Rueben George, Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative
Jewell James, Lummi Nation
Eoin Madden, Wilderness Committee
Alexandra Woodsworth, Georgia Strait Alliance
Lynn Fitz-Hugh, 350 Seattle
This free, family-friendly and peaceful rally has been co-organized by the Wilderness Committee, Georgia Strait Alliance and 350 Seattle.

For more information, please contact:

Eoin Madden | Climate Campaigner, Wilderness Committee

Alexandra Woodsworth | Climate and Energy Campaigner, Georgia Strait Alliance

Jared Howe | 350 Seattle

For a more detailed map of the rally site, click here.