Media release: On March 19th 2021, youth around the world will be holding actions in support of the climate justice movement. As for Halifax, School Strike for Climate Halifax has organized a COVID safe sign protest.
In this second and final part of a series Lily Barraclough continues to tell the stories of some of the queer activists inside Nova Scotia’s environmental movement. Meet climate and queer rights activist Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky and Naomi Bird, a two-spirited Cree person.
In this first of a two-part series Lily Barraclough sets out to tell the stories of some of the queer activists inside Nova Scotia’s environmental movement. Meet school strike organizer Julia Sampson and forest defender Nina Newington.
Media release: On December 9th between 4-8pm, Climate Strike Halifax, A.K.A School Strike 4 Climate Halifax will hold a covid-friendly candlelight action to remind world leaders of their duty to uphold the Paris Agreement and fight for 1.5 degrees of warming.
Not quite the huge turnout of last year, but a very respectable 500 people gathered at the Grand Parade for this year’s climate strike. Their message was just as powerful as last year’s, and even more urgent.
Press release: Members of Stop Spraying and Clear-Cutting Nova Scotia (SSCCNS) will be attending the student-led Climate Strike on Friday, September 25, 2020. On this day of global climate action, SSCCNS would like to highlight the vital role that healthy forests play in fighting climate change. Science shows that forests stabilize our climate by absorbing and storing carbon, which prevents that carbon from further warming our atmosphere. This is a significant consideration in Nova Scotia, where forests cover 75% of our province.
On september 25th 2020, Climate Strike Halifax, A.K.A schoolstrike4climatehfx will hold a socially distanced climate justice rally. As a society we are currently experiencing many overlapping crises and do not have the luxury of complacency. Therefore, we continue to strike in the name of climate justice in a covid-friendly manner to show government that we are #notgoingback to normal.
Thought we were done? Think again! Halifax youth will plug into the world again this Friday. “We haven’t gone away. We’re just getting started!” —Julia Sampson, Grade 12 student at Citadel High. Halifax students will be part of the next global climate strike this Friday, November 29
I went to a small climate rally at Province House, one of many similar rallies that occur almost daily there, and I took some photos.
We keep hearing about the tough new emission targets embedded in Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act, the legislation that is winding its way through Province House. But it is only tough in comparison. It’s also two years late, and there are few signs that this government is ready to walk the walk.