Saturday, 21 November 2015

BREAZE ASKS US TO JOIN A PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH : #MELBOURNE OR #BALLARAT : DETAILS BELOW

Meet at the Ballarat station to catch the 3.20pm train to Melbourne, and participate in the march from the State Library;

In Ballarat Saturday, 28th Nov:

Meet at the front of the Ballarat Town Hall at 2pm for a march to Alfred Deakin Place, where we'll gather and listen to speeches.
Breaze has invited Ballarat’s Federal, State and Council elected representatives, together with other civic leaders to address the crowd at the conclusion of the walk on what they would ask the delegates at the Paris Climate Talks to negotiate on behalf of the Ballarat community.
“I have invited Ballarat’s politicians, church leaders and the Committee for Ballarat to address our gathering. I would like to show that addressing runaway climate change is a concern not just from environmentalists, but is now posing major risks to our economy, is potentially the greatest threat to our existing social systems and has the capacity to cause unprecedented numbers of refugees due to the projected impacts on food and water.” said Ian Rossiter President of BREAZE.
“As a grandparent I am motivated to provide residents with empowerment to take on this historic challenge. It is the consumer choices and behaviours that we make now that will determine how much warmer the earth will be for our children and grandchildren.”
“I am urging the people of Ballarat to show our local, state, national and international leaders that we care about the future we are creating by attending one of the People’s Climate Marches. The Melbourne People’s Climate March takes place on Friday 27th November at 5.30pm and we hope that many Ballarat residents will catch the 3.20pm train to attend. As this is difficult for many with work and study commitments, we have arranged the Ballarat Peoples Climate March on the Saturday afternoon.”
What: As part of a worldwide series of marches over the period 27 to 29 November residents are invited to show their support for an international accord for commitment for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the UN Paris Climate Talks (to be held the following week).

When: Saturday November 28th from 2pm to 3pm.
Where: Marchers are asked to assemble in Sturt Street Gardens (Queen Victoria Square) opposite Ballarat Town Hall, Corner of Sturt and Armstrong Streets. The assembly will walk as a group at 2.20pm to Alfred Deakin Place in Camp Street (approx. 500 metres) to hear addresses.

Who: The event is being organised by BREAZE and Ballarat Climate Action Group 2015 and is non-politically aligned. 

The United Nations are conducting the Paris Climate Change Conference from 30 November until 11 December with the intent of reviewing and strengthening commitment from all members to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Time is running out if we as global citizens are going to slow down and limit the impacts of climate change and ensure a safe climate for our children and grandchildren.
Citizens around the world (on the weekend of 27 to 29 November) are attending People’s Climate Marches in major cities to show concern, commitment and support for increased action to avoid the impending humanitarian, environmental and economic crisis that our current rate of emissions will cause in coming decades.
Our politicians and delegates need to see visible support for signing up to international accords to increase renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our communities for the impacts of global warming that we are locked into as a result of emissions over the last century.
Breaze has invited Ballarat’s Federal, State and Council elected representatives, together with other civic leaders to address the crowd at the conclusion of the walk on what they would ask the delegates at the Paris Climate Talks to negotiate on behalf of the Ballarat community.
“I have invited Ballarat’s politicians, church leaders and the Committee for Ballarat to address our gathering. I would like to show that addressing runaway climate change is a concern not just from environmentalists, but is now posing major risks to our economy, is potentially the greatest threat to our existing social systems and has the capacity to cause unprecedented numbers of refugees due to the projected impacts on food and water.” said Ian Rossiter President of BREAZE.
“As a grandparent I am motivated to provide residents with empowerment to take on this historic challenge. It is the consumer choices and behaviours that we make now that will determine how much warmer the earth will be for our children and grandchildren.”
“I am urging the people of Ballarat to show our local, state, national and international leaders that we care about the future we are creating by attending one of the People’s Climate Marches. The Melbourne People’s Climate March takes place on Friday 27th November at 5.30pm and we hope that many Ballarat residents will catch the 3.20pm train to attend. As this is difficult for many with work and study commitments, we have arranged the Ballarat Peoples Climate March on the Saturday afternoon.”
The UN Paris Climate Change Conference will be exploring international accords that may limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, recognising that the earth has already warmed by 1 degree and we are experiencing unprecedented frequencies of measuring new records of extreme weather conditions.
Since formation in 2006, BREAZE and other groups have worked collaboratively with all levels of government to provide information to our community on how to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through focussing on energy efficiency in homes, sustainable transport options, promoting in season regional foods, conserving water, recycling and re-using materials and the uptake of renewable energy.
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