Vancouver Climate Strike 2023

Vancouver Climate Strike event details and strikers on Cambie Bridge

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The climate crisis is here. After the most destructive wildfire season on record, province-wide severe drought conditions, enough is enough on climate inaction.

On September 15, join young people, students, parents, teachers and community members at the Global Climate Strike on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) lands / Vancouver. You are invited to:

1:00 PM: Vancouver City Hall - North side (side with the steps)

  • Musqueam Welcome from Cecilia Point
  • Speakers: Elder Jim Leyden and UBC Student, Jose Reyeros, facilitated by Emil

1:30 PM: Spirited March to Art Gallery

  • Musical performances and our voices along the way! We’ll hear from Vancouver Folk Song Society; Left Coast Labour Chorus; Alouette Sisters/Banshees; Kathara Artist's Collective and Friends; Solidarity Notes; Carnival Band and Rhythm Rebellion.

3:00 PM: Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Squamish welcome from Marissa Nahanee
  • Speakers include: Brandi Morin and Janelle Lapointe with performances from Ndidi Cascade & Powys HJ, Aaron Ross and Kendall Gender facilitated by Manvi Bhalla
  • With kid friendly activities and community sharing area!

Media Inquiries: Media Statement

In joining us, you will join millions of people around the world who will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just, and equitable end to fossil fuels as world leaders gather at the UN in New York.

The science is clear: the world needs a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels to an energy and economic system that is efficient, fair, and equitable. A system based on clean energy sources and produced with respect for nature and the sovereign rights of Indigenous peoples.

To have hope of addressing the root causes of the climate crisis, leaders of the biggest polluting countries must deliver a fast and fair fossil fuel phaseout and fund it globally.

This September, people on every continent will escalate our fight and #EndFossilFuels together. We can create a global just transition that is #FastFairForever.

Join Us.

Please review the Participant and Collaboration Agreement here.

Want to volunteer? Sign up here!

This strike is organized by the Vancouver Climate Strike Coalition. Please contact if you or your group is interested in joining or supporting the organizing efforts. We need all hands on deck to support young people's fight for climate justice. Any contribution is valuable and needed. Do not hesitate to reach out: [email protected].

The Vancouver Climate Strike Coalition includes: 

Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Supporters:

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    Hannah MacDonald
    published this page in For Our Kids Vancouver 2023-08-16 10:51:53 -0700