On the evening of Monday, April 8 (between dropping off and picking up my daughter at dance class) I had the pleasure of sitting in on a meeting of the local chapter of the Extinction Rebellion at the St. John Anglican Church in Wolfville. Extinction Rebellion is a global movement, founded in the UK, that uses nonviolent resistance to bring attention to and avert climate breakdown (we have two choices: rebellion or extinction!). The local group was planning its involvement in a march to take place on April 15 in Halifax (see poster). The march in Halifax is being coordinated with protests being held the same day throughout the world to demand that governments take necessary action on the global climate and ecological emergency. I was able to speak to the group for a minute or two and pledged my support for the march (I hope to he there) and for their dedication to fighting climate change! I also encouraged them to help make climate change a central issue in the federal election and to even sponsor an all-candidates debate in Kings-Hants on this critical issue.
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The rebellion that we are facing is just the product of our poor government. I know that we cannot blame it all on the government, but it is what it is. I think that we need to find out exactly what we have to do in order to make this better. If we just keep doing the same things over and over again, then we will never change. We need to take a chance at something at some point, right?
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