March for the Environment
Dear citizens of the world,
Our environment is at a tipping point. Some may argue that we’ve already passed the point of no return, others may be on the fence, however we can all agree that some things need to change.
The success of the Peoples Climate March late last year (September, 2014) highlighted the need for unprecedented action across the globe and showcased the power of action as we challenged the mindset of people, businesses and our governments. We need to keep up the momentum on a global scale and we need to tackle even more important global issues other than Climate Change such as Biodiversity Loss, Freshwater Threats, Resource Depletion, Intensive Farming and Land Use.
What is this march about?
March for the environment is going to be an attempt to pressure unsustainable businesses, services (energy/utility) and our governments into listening to our demands “to conserve, protect and think about the environment”. It will be a peaceful event to advocate global action against unnecessary environmental destruction and to raise awareness for people who may be unsure of the effect human activity is having on the environment.
Who should we pressure?
It might not surprise you to find that businesses, governments and services are still behind in reducing their targets for CO2 emissions, are still participating in and promoting an unsustainable economic model whilst covering up corruption and cutting important services (environmental sector).
These are the culprits:
It is also important that we remain open and critical with ourselves regarding our consumer habits.
When will the march be?
Ideally the march should take place before the general elections in the UK (7th May, 2015) to hopefully pressure MP’s to include environmental issues in the debate, however due to time constraints this may not be possible and a later date may be set to suit other countries.
An initial date:
May 1st 2015
What actions could we take?
Successful actions in the past have all involved marching through a major city then standing in solidarity outside iconic buildings such as those of the government, banks etc whilst media outlets report the situation and people use social media to promote the march.
Here are some important events to consider for a march:
How can we get involved?
At the moment this is a proposal for those who want to get involved and plan. If you are a member of a local or regional group/branch of an existing organization then please start discussing the proposal for a march for the environment and if you want to get involved and start planning please contact us and we can add your group to the official march page.