North Quabbin's Global People's Climate March set for November 29
ATHOL — At the end of November, as world leaders come together in Paris, France, to negotiate the next phase of addressing the global climate crisis, people around the world will take to the streets to send a clear message to world leaders demanding action for a clean energy future. As a part of the world-wide movement, the North Quabbin region will hold its own Global People’s Climate March for the Earth on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Common.
Residents and friends are invited to join the rally to let their voices be heard. There will be speakers, songs, and activities that will convey the need for a clean energy future and a sustainable environment, both locally and globally. Participants are welcome to bring signs, banners, hand drums, string or wind instruments or come just to witness and support the march.
The November march is co-sponsored by local energy and environmental groups, including North Quabbin Energy, North Quabbin Pipeline Action, Mount Grace Conservation Land Trust, Earthlands, The Sacred Earth Network, and Ritual Expressions. The March is supported by a number of key North Quabbin residents, as well. Larry Buell of Petersham, an organizer of the March, states that “...we have an amazing landscape in the North Quabbin region and we all must protect it for the well-being of present and future generations.” Buell goes on to say that, “...like many places around the world, the North Quabbin region is facing many threats, including the proposed pipeline, land fragmentation, and unsustainable development...our local voice is stronger when joined by millions around the world.”
The march invites other organizations and individuals to be publicly recognized sponsors and supporters. The Nov. 29 march is free and open to the public. For information on the worldwide event go to: www.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch. For information and involvement, contact Larry Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-724-0412.