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Port Alberni advocates join Global Day of Climate Action

Rally planned for Sept. 15 to urge city leaders to speak up
A woman silhouetted by a climate action banner trudges through the snow during a 2018 rally to deliver ‘a strong and urgent statement,’ says the photographer. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)

Port Alberni supporters will join the Global Day of Climate Action on Sept. 15 with a local event.

“To varying degrees all Canadians are experiencing the devastating effects of climate change,” says John Mayba, a climate action advocate from Port Alberni. “We may be just at the fringes or we may be in the full blast.

“Some of our leaders want to take action to safeguard our future, but they need to know we are behind them and that if they exercise bold leadership they will not just get thrown out in the next election.”

That’s why a group of residents are planning to participate with millions of others around the world in a Day of Climate Action.

A rally has been planned for 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 in front of Port Alberni City Hall, 4850 Argyle St. “Whatever the nature of your concerns, come and be part of this mass movement,” Mayba said.

Supporters are encouraged to bring a sign or prepare a speech. Find the local event on the online global map of actions at https://fossilfueltreaty.good.

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