Dig in for Climate Justice!
Mass Direct Action against Climate Crime on October 10, 2010

Join the 350.org 10/10/10 Global Work Party to stop global warming. In the Lower Mainland join the party and work to bag sand from the proposed South Fraser Freeway to raise the dykes protecting nearby communities.

WHEN: Meet at 2:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Scott Road, Skytrain Station (East, Taxi Stand Side) then march to 129th St. and 115b Ave in North Surrey – near Bridgeview Elementary School (Map)

This year as part of the 350.org 10/10/10 Global Work Party (Oct 10, 2010), we will get to work stopping a deliberate climate crime – the South Fraser Perimeter ‘Road’ freeway which is part of the Gateway Program. The estimated $2 billion proposed freeway would greatly increase greenhouse gas emissions, pave over some of BC’s best farmland, scar the delicate banks of the Fraser River, and pollute elementary school playgrounds.

Freeways = Climate Crime

Presently, the South Fraser Freeway route is marked by piles of ‘preload’ sand. We will use this sand to start raising the flood control dikes around a Surrey neighbourhood to protect it from flooding caused by global warming.

We need people to fill sand bags and use them to raise the dike, and lots of people to help out in other ways and show their support. The risk of arrest is very low for anyone who does not wish to risk arrest. Legal information will be available.

This action will emphasize the need to shift resources away from climate crimes to creating green jobs and climate justice. Every cent is needed for solutions like public transit and electric passenger trains, and to protect communities from flooding and other effects of global warming.

What can I do right now? Go to www.350.org/dig-climate-justice and sign up to receive more information, including volunteer orientation and work party times.

Come to the Direct Action / Legal Workshop and Volunteer Orientation
Monday, Oct 4th 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church. 1803 E. 1st Avenue (1 block east of Commercial Drive) (wheelchair accessible – from the north side).

If you want to volunteer on 10/10/10 please attend this important workshop and volunteer orientation. We will cover the basics of mass direct action and provide legal information. We will also be assigning specific tasks to individuals and groups for the day of the action.

The 10/10/10 Dig in for Climate Justice is a project of the Council of Canadians (Delta-Richmond, Vancouver-Burnaby, and Surrey-White Rock-Langley chapters), and GatewaySucks.org.

Endorsed by many organizations.

For more info visit dig4justice.org or email edoherty at uniserve.com or call 604-877-1223.

 

PAST EVENTS

International Bog Days!

When: Sunday July 25th 10:30am-3:30pm
Where: Planet Ice parking lot 10388 Nordel Court
Who: Burns Bog Conservation Society
What: Bog tours every half hour, music, food, vendors, and kids activities
Why: To learn more about and celebrate Burns Bog, a globally unique ecosystem that is currently under threat by the proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road

This event is also a great opportunity to participate in the new campaign “Sand for Shirley”!

 

We Are Not Amused! Victoria Day Garden Party and Paint-In

When: Victoria Day – Monday May 24, 1-3 pm
(followed by ales fit for royalty at Tidewaters Pub, 3-5 pm)

Where: 10300 block River Road, Delta; near River Road & Centre Street. (Take the 640 bus: 10 minutes from Scott Road Skytrain or 15 from Ladner Exchange)

What: Historic homes are being demolished on the Fraser River bank, to make room for the proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) freeway project. Join us for a Victoria Day garden party and refreshments, and paint your displeasure with the SFPR on large banners!

Who: The Sunbury Neighbourhood Association and friends

Why: To express our royal displeasure with Gordon Campbell’s petulant scheme to pave over this historic landscape instead of preserving it as a Historic Waterfront Park.

Bring: Friends, family, painting clothes, freeway-busting ideas, slogans, cartoons, or whatever you fancy! Painting supplies and banners provided or bring your own plus a re-useable cup for this earth friendly event. Groups opposed to the SFPR are welcome to bring a display table.

Optional: Cucumber sandwiches, croquet and fine bone china.

Homes Not Highways! Parks Not Freeways! People Not Pavement!

For more information contact: info@sunburyneighbourhood.ca / 604 585 1142 / day-of contact 778 867 6115
http://www.sunburyneighbourhood.ca

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