Vernon joins rally for climate action

Global demonstration for climate action takes place at Vernon Courthouse at 1 p.m.

  • Sep. 21, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Thousands of rallies, marches and protests will take place today, including in Vernon, to deliver the biggest ever global demonstration for climate action in history.

The largest will be in New York where upwards of 100,000 people are expected to come together to demand leaders take action in advance of the Ban Ki Moon climate summit that takes place two days later.

The rally in Vernon is slated for the Vernon Courthouse steps at 1 p.m., moving to Justice Park at 1:30 p.m., and is organized by Students without Borders.

“This is the time; this is the place, to show you care,” say organizers. “Almost two million people have signed a petition to “mobilize the world to shift to 100 per cent clean energy.”