If you're serious about acting on climate change, the Sault Climate Hub is holding an event this week that you might be interested in.
On Friday, the organization will be holding a rally at Clergue Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.
“We cannot delay and our elected officials need to know that Sault Ste. Marie wants climate action,” Walter Chan, organizer with Sault Climate Hub, said in a prepared statement.
According to a news release, the rally will feature a number of speakers. They include:
- Constance Manitowabi: "I am an Anishnaabekwe from Manitoulin Island, Wikwemikong and Mchigiing First Nation, I am bear clan, Anishinaabe noswin Wabshkaa Mukwa. I have been living here in the traditional territory of Baawating, Batchewana First Nation and Ketegaunseebee First Nation, the three-fire confederacy, for the past 21 years. I am an okimis, grandmother, mothers daughter, sister, niece, a friend. I have worked in social work, community development for most of my life and I am currently working at Algoma Community Legal, as the Indigenous Justice Coordinator."
- Aaron Jones is the Fish and Wildlife Coordinator for Garden River First Nation, a part-time student at Algoma University, a Natural Environment Technology graduate from Sault College, and a graduate of the West Coast Adventure College.
- Lindsay Beyon is a grade 12 student at Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School who has been participating in the Ontario Envirothon Program since Grade 9 and is planning to study Environmental Science at either Queen's University or the University of Guelph next year.
- Club Invasive, made up of four elementary students who formed to educate others on the impacts of invasive species. Over the past year and a half, they have done park clean ups, pulled garlic mustard by the trails, engaged in bird watching and learning about native species, and were the key speakers for the 2022 Greta Thunberg Day of Action for Climate Change here in the Sault.
- Dr. Pedro Antunes is Head of the School of Life Sciences and the Environment at Algoma University. Dr. Antunes is a Canada Research Chair for Invasive Species Biology.