Event: “Put a Cork in It” – Rally for Climate Action – Saturday Nov 21st Port Angeles

Olympic Climate Action is hosting a rally in advance of the upcoming meeting of world leaders in Paris at the Convention of Parties (COP)21, the 21st annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Rallies are being held around the world to send the message that 21 years of talk is enough and that it’s time to make a just transition to clean energy.

With so much at stake, OCA and its supporters will gather on the Port Angeles waterfront with Shell’s “Polar Pioneer” drilling rig in the background, to send a message to world leaders in Paris that it’s time to “turn the ship around and leave the fuel in the ground.”  This rig recently returned to our harbor after a failed attempt to start a big drilling operation in the Arctic, in a place that wasn’t accessible until climate change melted the sea ice, thereby trying to profit from the very problem this industry had caused.  The failure of this effort, along with the denial of the permit for the Keystone pipeline and widespread opposition to oil and coal transport throughout North America, may be a sign that the tide is turning on climate action.

At this brief rally, expected to last about a half hour, participants will hear about what’s at stake in Paris, talk about why they care, sing a few songs, and then take a group photograph holding a big symbolic cork positioned to look as if it’s capping the oil rig, with our message to “Put a Cork in It.”  The event will be child-friendly, handicapped-accessible, on Bus Route 26 and the Waterfront Trail.  Participants are invited to bring an umbrella, a musical instrument, and signs with messages to our world leaders.

Contact: Ed Chadd, 360-775-9234, olyclimate@gmail.com

Event:  “Put a Cork in It” – Rally for Climate Action                                                               

Date/Time:  Saturday, November 21, 2015, 12:15 pm

Place:  Port Angeles Boat Haven, East Entrance                                

For more information, see OCA’s website:  www.olyclimate.org

Olympic Climate Action

Citizens addressing the threat of climate change on the Olympic Peninsula

Clallam County, Washington State, U.S.A.

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