Pedal for the Planet Rally + Sisters on the Planet - free screening
Thu Sep 3, 2009, Toronto, ON
PEDAL FOR THE PLANET WELCOMES RIDERS TO TORONTO!
This Thursday, September 3rd Pedal for the Planet welcomes riders from across the country to Toronto at 4 pm at Queeen's Park. The event includes speakers, entertainment, Oxfam Canada stunts, and an energetic send off for riders heading on to Ottawa to carry on our climate change message.
Oxfam Canada will be collaborating with Pedal for the Planet to perform a stunt to raise awareness on climate change. The stunt will simulate the impact climate change is having on women in developing countries. It will raise awareness around the issue of water scarcity and how women in developing countries have to walk greater distances to get one of life’s simple essentials – water. The performance will include a number of volunteers dressed as marathon runners carrying large water buckets above their heads in search of fresh water. It will simulate the 6km journey which women in developing countries must walk each day to collect water because of climate change. The stunt hopes to grab the attention of the public to inform them about issues surrounding climate change, and pressure the Canadian Government to take action at the upcoming Climate Change talks in Copenhagen this December. See the free screening of Sisters on the Planet at Hart House at 7 pm.
Pedal for the Planet is a chance for individuals, organizations and communities to join together, to ensure that Canada does its fair share to tackle the climate crisis. Using bikes, trains and other modes of green transport, Pedal for the Planet will demonstrate our personal commitment to change, and relay our expectations for a fair Copenhagen climate treaty on to Ottawa. (http://kyotoplus.ca/pedal/)
SISTERS ON THE PLANET
KYOTOplus and Pedal for the Planet present Sisters on the Planet, an inspiring new film by Oxfam on the impact of climate change on women in developing countries. Speakers Dorothy McDougall, Dewan Afzal. Free. Hart House Debates Room. 7-9 pm,Thurs. Sept. 3.
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