Dozens Participate in Climate Walk
Prince George, B.C. – A few dozen people braved sub-zero temperatures this afternoon in Prince George to participate in a climate action walk.
The walk was one of thousands being held around the world on the eve of the UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris.
UNBC student and co-organizer Jessy Rajan said the goal was to “push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy.”
“I would also like to see our government come up with real agreements that we will adhere to.”
For some people today was a family affair.
“I’m hoping we get off the oil in the next 20-30 years. Just get rid of it 100%.”
Erik Jensen took part with son Christian. “Well it’s certainly a good cause to try and support the global climate change summit and have it make some substantive changes,” he said.
“It’s really about the future, it’s about our children and those that are coming after us.”
Jillian Merrick was the lone member of council on hand and noted the city is busy making climate change a priority.
“Climate change is a big part of our strategic plan this year and I think we’re going to be looking a lot at how to reduce our energy consumption and how to reduce our emissions,” she said.
“And keep building on the success we’ve had because we’re one of the few communities in the country that have received recognition and designation for the climate action that we’ve taken so far.”