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Scotland’s Climate March

Show Your Colours for Climate, Justice and Jobs
 
Gather at 12 noon on the Meadows (near Middle-Meadow Walk), Edinburgh
 
Join the worldwide movement marching for a better future.  This weekend people across the world will march for climate action, from Melbourne to Tokyo and from Mumbai to Buenos Aires.  In the build up to the UN climate change negotiations in Paris, we are standing up for people affected by rising global temperatures and demanding that world leaders agree an ambitious deal.
 
Recent tragic events in Paris mean that planned climate marches there have been cancelled.  So it's more important than ever that people across the world take to the streets in their own countries to call for climate action.  Join us in Edinburgh for Scotland's Climate March!
 
A low carbon society will create green jobs, improve our transport and food systems and protect our land, air and water.  Scotland needs to show its colours in Paris and beyond with strong action on climate change.
 
Wear your brightest colours as Scotland marches on this weekend of global action.
 
What to expect at Scotland's Climate March
11:00 Pre-march activities: join a church service, craft workshop or music workshop see below for more information
12:00 Gather at The Meadows
12:30 March sets off: heading down Forest Road, across George IV Bridge and then down the Mound
Once the march arrives at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Gardens (West) the rally will kick off.  The rally will be compered by Hardeep Singh Kohli and feature live music from Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 and Jo Mango and a great lineup of speakers, including young people, politicians, a crofter, a Filipino climate activist and more.
15:00 Rally ends
 
Getting to Edinburgh
Buses are being organised from across the country.  Spaces are availalble on the buses from Aberdeen, Dumfries, Dunkeld and Glasgow but booking is essential to guarantee your place.  If you know of other buses, get in touch!
 
Please note, this is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately (and remember to show your colours!).
 
  • Read our briefing about why the Paris climate talks matter (pdf)
    Find out who is marching for Climate, Justice and Jobs
  • Make some noise on the march - would you like to learn how to make some recycled musical instruments? Limited places, register your interest.
  • Learn songs and chants for the march: join the music workshop on the morning of the march
  • SCIAF are making a patchwork quilt to take to Paris, come along and add your personal square at the craft workshop
  • Spread the word: download the poster and flyer to share and the Supporter Toolkit for more info
  • Tell your friends about the march: invite them to the Facebook event
  • If you use social media, use #ScotClimateMarch and tell us why you are marching
  • Find out what happened at our launch event
  • Come to Paris with Friends of the Earth Scotland

 

Location: 
Gather at The Meadows
near Middle Meadow Walk
EH9 9EX Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Date: 
Saturday, November 28, 2015
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