Greens part of Moving Planet, Saturday, September 24

OTTAWA - This weekend, Canadian Greens will be taking part in a global movement to
make the shift away from fossil fuels as part of our effort to solve the
climate crisis.  Moving Planet, spearheaded by, is a worldwide rally, with thousands of events
taking place in countries across the globe. 

Canadian Green Climate Change Critic Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu will be speaking
at the Moving Planet event in Toronto's Queen's Park, along with local Green
provincial candidate Mark Daye (between 12 and 6pm).  “We are highlighting
the importance of green energy, a key issue here in Ontario,” said
Mugnatto-Hamu.  “But even more than that, we are highlighting how many
Canadians are part of this movement and are ready to take action.”

Deputy Green Leader Adriane Carr will also speak at an event in Victoria,
starting at noon at the intersection of Yates and Government St. and ending
with a rally at Centennial Square.  “Canadians realize that we need to
start the transition to a lower-carbon way of life and we are asking for
governments and industry to join with us in taking meaningful action to achieve
that goal,” said Carr.

Green Leader Elizabeth May will briefly join Kingston climate activists as
they form a march, starting at 10am at the corner of Nelson and Princess
Streets. “It is imperative that we make real progress at the next UN Climate
Summit in December in Durban, South Africa.  Success will require deep,
binding emissions reduction targets with a commitment to the second phase of
the  Kyoto agreement,” said May.

Arctic and Northern Affairs Critic John Streicker is pleased more attention
is finally being paid to climate change, an issue that hits close to
home.  “We in the North have been seeing the impacts of climate change for
many years and are continually taking action, including helping low income
community members to bring down their energy costs.  Individual action is
key and when we have a global mass action like Moving Planet, we see the power
that can come from banding together.”