An event is planned for Sarnia’s waterfront on Sept. 8 to keep the issue of climate change in the forefront during the federal election campaign.
Organized by 350.org and Climate Action Sarnia Lambton, the “Sarnia On Fire: Climate Emergency Day of Action” will see people gather at 6 p.m. at the Flag Court in Centennial Park and walk to the Great Lakes sculpture at the Point Lands.
It’s one of many similar events planned across Canada that day.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring signs expressing their concerns and demands for the candidates.
Organizers say urgent action is needed to address human-caused climate change. They’re calling for a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion, elimination of subsidies to fossil fuel industries, and investment in clean energy technologies.
They also want “just transition” legislation passed for affected workers in fossil fuel industries.
Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are encouraged. Those planning to take part can pre-register at https://act.350.org/event/still-on-fire-doa/25289/