Hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered in downtown Vancouver on Friday afternoon to advocate for global action on the climate crisis.
Those who gathered for the march and rally at Coal Harbor and the Vancouver Art Gallery included sustainability people, doctors, environmental activists and other youth groups concerned with the state of the planet.
Sustainability people said the youth rally, which concluded with an art gallery, was a shift to include more diverse groups fighting for climate justice.
“We must focus our community, hope and joy on the climate movement, because the moment we believe nothing can be solved, we lose our chance to fight,” organizer Amber Leon said in a statement. ‘ said. “With a strong community, we can advocate for long-term change instead of experiencing climate anxiety and burnout, all too common among activists.”
Organizers estimate that about 400 people attended. Vancouver Police said there was traffic chaos, but no problems were reported during the march or rally.
The Global Day of Action is a mobilization of those who want a more just and sustainable society that protects both people and the planet. It has many names around the world and is held on different dates. The more established Earth Day has been held in April for over 50 years.
Photo: Youth-led march in Vancouver for climate justice
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