Join us on Nov. 29, 2015 in Ottawa: 

Let’s show world leaders that ecological agriculture can help beat climate change

As you know, the Paris Climate Summit is starting soon. Have you heard about the 100% Possible Climate March in Ottawa?

On November 29, family-friendly marches will be happening in major cities around the world to remind our leaders that 100% clean and renewable economy by 2050 is not just necessary, but 100% possible.

That’s right — we can solve climate change in our lifetimes. We already have all the solutions we need to create a safer, sustainable and just future. We just need to put them into practice.

Here at USC Canada, we know farmers can help fix climate change. We need to remind world leaders that now is their chance to support regenerative, Earth-friendly farming: ecological agriculture. Growing food ecologically means using locally-adapted seeds and farming methods that are safe for farmers and the environment. It also means building healthy food systems, so that every community can enjoy safe and nutritious local food.

This type of agriculture has shown that it can reduce our climate footprint and make it easier for farmers to adapt to climate change.

On November 29th, we’re inviting all food-related activists and organizations to walk with us behind our banner to remind our leaders that ecological agriculture is a key solution to climate change.

We want to make sure ecological agriculture makes a splash. Let us know if we can count on you by sending in your RSVP here.

Details:

Meet us on Sunday, November 29th at noon in front of 56 Sparks Street, Ottawa.

We will join the rest of the march from here.

Everyone is encouraged to bike, bus or carpool to the march. If you don’t live in the area, reserve your spot on one of many affordable buses that will be leaving from different regions of Quebec and Ontario.

Organizers are asking marchers to dress in green: clothing, posters, facepaint – anything goes. But why stop there? Get creative! Dress up in a way that showcases ecological agriculture. Build a human-powered float. Turn yourself into a walking piece of art. And of course, bring your placards!

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Other ways you can help:

  • Spread the word on social media and invite your supporters, friends and family to join the March on November 29th (see the invite in French here). If you tell ten people, and they each tell five others who tell five others, the message will have reached 250 people. 
  • Join the virtual wave: Change your profile image and banner on Facebook and Twitter (check out the Twibbon option here and a banner here). Use the hashtags #100possible #ag4climate
  • Help us organize: we need help to put together a float and banners. Contact genevieve@usc-canada.org
  • Get informed: Read our primer to find out more about how agroecology can help us fix the climate. Also check out our live library that we will be updating daily to prep for the Paris Conference! And tell us what you’re reading by sharing it on social media using the hashtags: #ag4climate #reader.

We look forward to marching with you for a just climate and food future!

 

The Seedmap & USC Canada Team