On 15 September, SCC joined the movement to Save the Arctic and paraded through the streets of London with the world's largest polar bear!
In a carnivalesque celebration of all that is Arctic, thousands of people walked (and danced) alongside the Aurora, the polar bear. Part protest, part artwork, Aurora set the tone for a fun, inspiring and spectacular day.
Thousands of people brought the movement to Save the Arctic to life, which had until then been hidden online.
Outside Shell’s headquarters on the south bank of the Thames, First Nation people, Kiera Kolson and Besha Blondin from the Northwest Territories in Canada explained about what oil companies like Shell are trying to do to their community, how they are resisting and how they need the whole world to help.
And the Polar Parade in London was just one piece in a global day of action, across 116 cities, involving more than 24,000 people. Together, we sent a message to world leaders and oil companies that they can't ignore - the Arctic is NOT for sale.