THE DAYS OF FRACTION - Sept 9 & 10th, 2012
The tail end of summer is a chance for us all to spend time with family and friends in our naturally beautiful region of the world. But there is a very real threat to our region-Fracking. It has the ability to contaminate our water, contaminate our air, and leave us with large amounts of industrial waste.
So we have to ask, what are you doing this September 10? Why not join us and others across Atlantic Canada for a day of protest against our mutual enemy- Hydraulic Fracturing (aka Fracking).
Our Vision: To have multiple protests across Atlantic Canada against Fracking at the same time-with the same message-We do not want fracking in Atlantic Canada (or anywhere really)
The Action: Organize or take part in a fracking protest on Sept 10th, 2012. If you're in Charlottetown, join these events:
1) Rally on Sunday, September 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of Confederation Center, Charlottetown where the Canadian energy ministers will gather for a private dinner at 6 p.m. The federal minister of energy and mines will also be in attendance.
2) Protest - Anti-fracking group from New Brunswick will hold protest in front of Delta Hotel in Charlottetown on Monday morning September 10 beginning at 9 a.m.
3) Alternative Summit - Peoples' Summit on sustainable energy and economies Monday afternoon, September 10 at St. Peters Hall, Charlottetown, organized by anti-fracking group from New Brunswick. (contact Mark D'Arcy - Fredericton)
4) Walk - Save our Seas and Shores coalition will hold a quiet walk on Tuesday, September 11 to demonstrate the respect and awe eastern Canadians have for the Gulf of St. Lawrence beginning at 11:30 a.m. as the Energy ministers hold their final session at the Delta. The purpose is to urge the governments of the five provinces bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence to declare a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities in the Gulf, including drilling and seismic surveys.
For Organizers: Send us the details of your fracking protest (Where, and When) and we'll post it on this website. You can send the details to Emma Hebb, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com
For Would Be Participants: Check back often to find a fracking protest near you!
Here's what took place in Atlantic Canada in 2011:
the Inverness County chapter of the Council of Canadians held a BAN FRACKING NOW! Sign Painting Fun Day
on Monday August 1st, 2011 with Live music! Refreshments! & Fun! at Campbell Street, Inverness.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1, 2011; 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Passed out free glasses of clean, fresh water on the main street in Baddeck, NS, at the turn off for the wharf. Please contact Gretchen Fitzgerald for more details, gretchenf at sierraclub dot ca or call 902-444-3113 or just come out to show your support!
August 1, 2011; 1pm-3pm
We were be at Victoria Park, in Truro near the main parking lot near Park Road, refilling water bottles, signing petitions, and discussing fracking concerns with folks. Please email heidiv at sierraclub dot ca if you would like to help out, or for more information.
August 2nd, 2011; 11 am - 12 noon
We held a one-hour rally against Hydro Fracking at Province House on August 2nd with music and speakers. Plus we brought clear jars of water - water from your home, water you drink every day - for a symbolic action- they were given to the PEI government to be kept pure.
Representatives of the Sierra Club and other concerned groups were on hand to speak and answer questions.
Get more info / sign up here on Facebook for this event.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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August 1st, 2011; High Noon
Started at the OLD BURIAL GROUNDS (51 Woodstock Road, Fredericton) over to the LEGISLATURE. [Bring SIGNS! Bring your FAMILY! Protect our FUTURE!]
The Atlantic Day of Fraction was organized by the Sierra Club Atlantic, and the NB March was collaboratively organized by a number of organizations and people opposed to the exploration and production of shale gas in New Brunswick – Join the growing movement!
Manifestation contre l’extraction du gaz de schisteau Nouveau-Brunswick !
Plusieurs groupes disent NON au gaz de schisteau Nouveau-Brunswick, Action CCNB vous invite à manifester en disant NON à la l’extraction !
Lundi 1er aout, 2011 les Néo-brunswickoisse avez joindre aux protestations et aux actions entreprises dans tout le Canada Atlantique afin de manifester leur opposition à la l’extraction du gaz de schiste dans leur région, et partout ailleurs sur la planète !
Durant la Fête du Nouveau-Brunswick à Fredericton, nous avons célébrer et à demander la préservation de notre province en participant à une marche pacifique contre les gaz de schiste.
Lundi 1er aout- Midi, w2011
Marche du vieux cimetière (51, chemin Woodstock) jusqu’à l’Assemblée législative du NB
La journée contre l’extraction du gaz de schiste est organisée par le Club Sierra Atlantique et la marche au NB a organisée grâce à la collaboration de plusieurs organisations et personnes opposées à l’exploration et à la production de gaz de schiste au Nouveau-Brunswick — Joignez-vous à notre mouvement !