Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities, Brampton wants Action on Climate Change
By: Rosemary Keenan
Saturday Nov. 16 a group of volunteers in Peel brought a strong message to local MP's in Brampton. We participated in a "Bike for the Climate" event, riding the Etobicoke Creek Trail from MP Parm Gill's office to MP Kyle Seeback's office. We carried signs with the message that we don't want dirty tar sands or leaky pipelines running through our communities. We invited both MPs to participate but they didn't respond to our invitation.
Our group was one of 130 groups across Canada that formed a united wall of opposition to dangerous pipelines and reckless expansion of the tar sands. We want our government to Defend our Climate, and Defend our Communities. Click here to see photos of the action across the country.The thing is, we are all in this together. We have to kick the fossil fuel habit and move asap to an energy policy that supports and promotes cleaner, greener, more sustainable forms of energy. Don't tell me it can't be done. It can. Many organizations, businesses and industries are choosing sustainable, renewable, clean, safe energies and moving to energy independence. As my friend Polly says, ``Fossil fuels are soooo last century!``The majority of Canadians want our federal government to take action on climate change. That's the message we highlighted on our signs: PM Harper, Get in the Game, Canada wants Action on Climate Change! I hope we spoke loud enough. I don't know if they are getting the message yet. But we won't give up. All life depends on it.