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ClimateFast Returns to Parliament Hill on Int'l Day of Peace - Hungry For Climate Justice

September 20, 2013

Hungry for Climate Justice

ClimateFast returns to Parliament Hill, Sept. 21-Oct.2, 2013

After a year of record-breaking temperatures, devastating natural disasters, attributed to human-induced climate change, and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, the Fasters, are returning, for a second year to Parliament Hill, demanding immediate action on climate change.

Frustrated by our Government’s unwillingness to address the causes of global warming and human-induced climate change, and Canada’s complicity in this crisis, the Fasters will once again raise the Banner: “Hungry for Climate Leadership” “Hungry for Climate Justice” to draw attention to the lack of action by our Federal Government to this critical issue. Their protest is a peaceful one, and begins on the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 7:00 PM for an Opening Circle and Vigil with representatives from First Nations, and “Just Voices” to kick off the Opening ceremonies. Check their website daily for news updates and events throughout the 12 days until Closing Circle, on Oct. 2nd 7:00 PM.

Their aim is to inspire and urge citizens and decision makers to find the courage, wisdom and determination to put into action, the urgent measures needed to assure a safe climate for our children and grandchildren. Climate Change is defined as a justice issue, as the effects of the climate change will be unleashed on future generations, and on nations who have the least responsibility for causing global warming. They are appealing to Policymakers to make climate change a priority when they return to fall session and to take the following measures to begin to tackle the problem:

1) End fossil fuel subsidies (as promised at the 2009 G-20 Summit);
2) Put a price on carbon;
3) Support the development of a renewable energy plan for Canada.

Buoyed by the success of last year’s campaign which gained pledges from Canadians across Canada, 103 MPs and 13 Liberal Senators, and numerous endorsements (see website for full list) the aim this year is to further engage Canadians, to pledge to write letters to the local press and/or their MPs to change policies contributing to this crisis. Those who wish may also join them in solidarity in a carbon fast or a food fast (full or partial fasts must be done with care, see website for precautions).

For more information on scheduled events, to read the endorsements or profiles of the Fasters and why they are fasting, visit; E-mail:

Betty Muir - 416-825-6773;
Lyn Adamson - 416-731-6605

For more information contact:
Angela Orellana Schwalm
Phone: 416-518-6192

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