Hundreds attend climate walk, putting a local lens on a global issue

Thunder Bay —  Sunday’s climate walk drew an amazing local response, attracting 200 people who marched from Hillcrest Park to downtown Port Arthur for the screening of “This Changes Everything”, a film by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, based on the book by the same name authored by Naomi Klein.

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“We are so pleased to have had such a great turnout here, and to be part of such a huge movement worldwide is so exciting.  This is a people’ s movement which our leaders cannot ignore: we hope that it will contribute to positive, clear and binding results at the COP21 in Paris,” said Ruth Cook, chair of the Thunder Bay Council of Canadians.

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From Avaaz.org:

Across the world, Sunday’s Global Climate March broke records as the largest climate mobilization in history! From Sao Paulo to Sydney, 785,000 people shook the ground in over 2,300 events in 175 countries, united in one voice calling for a 100% clean energy future to save everything that we love. It was front page media worldwide, and the impact is already being felt at the summit in Paris.

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