On the map, at riseforclimate.org hundreds of events are filling up the continents! From the Californian coast to Papua New Guinea, from South Africa to Iceland, thousands of people are rising up to tell their local leaders they want a swift and fair transition to a fossil free world. The events include concerts, aerial photographs, sit-ins, screenings, forums and lemonade stands. They take place at community centres, libraries and public squares. This is creative, grassroots action, for the people by the people!
Another big event to celebrate, is the Federal Court of Appeals ruling that the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMX) approval was flawed on the grounds of inadequate consultation with Indigenous Nations, including the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. It is also a win for the endangered Orcas, as the court found further assessment of tanker traffic impact is needed.