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Join The People’s Climate March

What are you planning to do on Saturday November 28th? Got any plans?

You could be part of the global People’s Climate March. In over 160 cities around the world (London, Hong Kong, New York, Sydney to name a few), people will be marching to demand that their governments work to find solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. People, organisations and companies are working to find solutions – now we want our governments to take action to reduce carbon emissions. As world leaders gather in Paris for the climate summit we’re sending a clear message that we need more action.

This is your chance to be part of a global phenomenon and the largest climate march in New Zealand history, and in the world.


Events will take place in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Wairarapa, Napier/Hastings, Invercargill, Rotorua, Marlborough, Ashburton, Whanganui. You can find full details at All marches will be family-friendly opportunities for anybody who cares about our planet to march with like-minded folks.

Coal Action Network has been busy working with organisations, including Caritas, the World Wildlife Fund, First Union, 350 Aotearoa, Action Station, Greenpeace, Unite, Generation Zero, the PSA, the Maritime Workers Union, the P3 Foundation, Forest and Bird, the World Wildlife Fund and Oxfam New Zealand to make this happen; Harvey is part of the Wellington organising group and Jeanette is representing CANA on the Auckland committee.

There are many more groups than the ones listed who will take part.

We’re looking for individuals who care to come and take part. If you are in Auckland, look for the black and orange CANA banner and march with us.

Sir Geoffrey Palmer said recently, “Never think that democracy doesn’t work. It does. But the citizens have to made a lot of noise!

Please come. Bring home made signs and banners and your whole family. Make your voice heard.

As Naomi Klein said in This Changes Everything, “to Change Everything, we Need Everyone”.

Join The People’s Climate March, Sunday 21 Sept: Auckland and Nelson

… and if you’re in Invercargill, get along to the Spring Eco Festival!

Whatever the outcome of Saturday’s General Election, urgent action will still be needed to halt and reverse the growth in greenhouse gas emissions and sharply reduce the risk of runaway climate change.

As part of a global Day of Action on climate change organised by Avaaz, there will be a People’s Climate March on Sunday 21 September in Auckland and in Nelson. Coal Action Network Aotearoa’s Jeanette Fitzsimons will be among the speakers at the Auckland event. If you can join either of these marches, we encourage you to do so – because the challenge of climate change has to be faced by all of us, including the incoming Government.

People’s Climate March Auckland

All climate change concerned citizens are invited to meet at Britomart on Sunday 21st September at 1pm to march up Queen Street to Aotea Square where there will be inspiring speakers and performers until 4pm including Lucy Lawless, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Laura O’Connell-Rapira, Steve Abel, musician SDJ and DJ Isaac Aesili to name a few!

The march is supported by Avaaz, a 38 million member strong global online civic movement that promotes activism on many pressing issues including climate change.  Auckland’s March is the FIRST of a huge, million people strong global movement of similar marches happening in more than 88 countries around world on the same day. From the photos and footage of these marches, Avaaz will create a presentation to show the UN Climate Change Summit delegates during a 15 minute time slot at the Summit in New York City. The Auckland People’s Climate March will also make it clear to Aotearoa’s own leaders how deeply we care climate change and the impacts of climate change on our Earth.

Please join ‘The People’ on Sunday 21st September to lend your voice to help ‘close the gap between the world we have and the world most people, everywhere, want’ (Avaaz, 2014). Updates via Twitter @climatemarchAKL and please join the Facebook Event here People’s Climate March Auckland. To change everything, it takes everybody.

Please also sign the Global Avaaz Climate Petition that will also be presented to the UN Climate Summit delegates

Our Facebook Event : People’s Climate March Auckland
Our Twitter: @climatemarchAKL

People’s Climate March Nelson

Hit the Nelson streets with us, as we work with in this Historic Global Event – People’s Climate March! Fun filled family afternoon. Face paint, music and dance.

Buxton – Montgomery – Wakatu Car Parks from 12.30pm,
filtering over to Millers Acre Car Park by 1.30pm,…
leaving to begin our march to the Cathedral Steps by 2pm

We are feeding the event with a bit of symbolic drama… by turning up at the registration points, adults dressed in dark clothing and children in bold bright colours. This makes us a part of our children’s backdrop, making it far easier for them to be seen and potentially heard, as this is their climate longer than it will be ours – hopefully.In the car parks the registration areas will be recognisable by a couple of tall flags with a couple of people standing around looking for… people looking for them. Here we will have the option to be painted with a green heart, the worldwide People’s Climate March (PCM) logo

Once you have registered you will be directed towards Millers Acre Car Park, the starting point for this wonderful family event.

Contact Name: Sara Cooper
Contact Phone: 0276633094
Contact Email:
Facebook event:


Spring Eco Festival, Invercargill

Sunday, September 21, 10:00 am- 4pm

Workingmen’s Club Convention room
154 Esk St, Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

Join in Festival – with emphasis on sustainability at home, reducing energy use, vegetable gardening, energy efficiency. Sign the petition as part of International action to send to MPs, wear a green heart on your sleeve to say you love the earth.Young people especially requested to bring kitchen and laundry labour saving gadgets their granny used to use to show how we can reduce electricity use and conserve energy- so reducing impact on climate change. They can dress in period costume to add to the atmosphere and talk about their gadget to whole audience between 11am and midday.

Event signup link: