Rally for Climate Justice - Opening Ceremony
Opening ceremony of the Rally for Climate Justice as the Petroleum Conference Returns to Wellington 2018
On 26 & 27 March 2018 the oil and gas industry is holding its annual business conference. Government ministers are lobbied, businesses network and oil and gas exploration permits are announced.
We are at a turning point in history - our hottest summer on record, sea level rise accelerating, cyclones pounding; with climate change bearing down we need to steer New Zealand away from any new fossil fuel projects.
Join us for two days of action to stop new oil and gas in New Zealand: March 26th & 27th!
Join us on for the Opening Ceremony of the Rally for Climate Justice on Monday March 26th as we gather outside the Petroleum Conference in Wellington to show our opposition to more oil and gas projects in New Zealand. We will piece together a giant sunflower, representing different communities and groups - Doctors, Church leaders, Grandparents, Wellingtonians and many more - united in the face of climate change, and in our demand for an end to new oil and gas projects in Aotearoa.
This is a facebook organised event and people can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/214427575775482/
Aotearoa 350 chose the symbolism of the sunflower because it can both carry our message of resistance to oil and gas expansion, and our vision for a brighter future, powered by the sun and wind. Sunflowers have also been used as a symbol of the climate movement in other parts of the world.
We also hope you can join the blockade and the Rally for Climate Justice itself on Tuesday 27th March - more here: https://www.rallyforclimatejustice.nz
P.S. If you want to make and bring your own sunflower, here's a handy guide to show you how :)