Environment Media release

POSTPONED! Press Release: Action in Middleton on 29 April to engage Premier McNeil about the climate crisis


Extinction Rebellion will be in Middleton, Nova Scotia at 291 Marshall Street on Monday, April 29 from 10AM until 1PM to engage Premier McNeil in a conversation about the climate crisis and his government’s response. Concerned constituents have an appointment with the Premier to call on him to declare a climate emergency and to act like it is an emergency by transitioning our province to net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and creating a citizen’s assembly to ensure a fair and just transition.

We will hold a Spring Uprising Picnic in the municipal lot directly across from the Premier’s office. We will join together in singing, music and truth telling about the climate emergency and how the government can reverse course on its policies that are harming our forests, air and water and provide a livable future for our children. The Premier will be invited to come outside and address us directly.

This action is part of an international rebellion that began in over 40 countries around the world on April 15 and included actions in Nova Scotia.

On April 15, 150 people from across Nova Scotia joined in an action in Halifax that called on the Chronicle Herald and the CBC to make the climate crisis an editorial priority and called on Nova Scotia Power to stop burning coal and clear-cutting and burning forests for electricity and transition to green energy (photo of Valley participants below). On April 18, Extinction Rebellion was on Main Street in Wolfville calling on Canada’s big banks to divest from fossil fuel investments and asking people to close their accounts with the most polluting banks, particularly RBC which ranks #1 in the world for the size of its investment in tar sands and extreme fossil fuel projects.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information, interviews, etc.

Best regards,

Jillian Oderkirk

Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia, xrns@riseup.net