Candle Vigil for Folks Lost to Climate Disasters

Candle Vigil for Folks Lost to Climate Disasters

As this year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect. This year has given British Columbia a heat dome that killed almost 600 of our most vulnerable community members, a fire that burned a town to the ground, and floods that forced thousands to leave their homes.

We’re taking a moment to reflect on the people, livelihoods, animals, and sea life that we’ve lost this year.

On Monday evening, people from dozens of organizations will host in-person candlelight vigils at MLA offices throughout the province to commemorate those who died in climate-related disasters.

Please join if you can at our local MLA office on 4675 Marine Avenue in Powell River at 5:00pm Monday Dec 13th, 2021.

Bring a candle or small light. LED lights in jars can be handy if it rains, or use whatever you have!

These vigils are part of the BC Climate Emergency Campaign, an effort with more than 300 organizations. More info about where this collective action is taking place across the province can be found at the Wilderness Committee.

We are calling on all levels of government to work together and commit to urgent climate action to help prevent future deaths. #candles4climate

Climate Resources at PRPL

The Powell River Public Library is displaying a variety of climate related books and resources throughout the month of November. If you’re in the area stop by and check it out, you can also look at a paper copy of our latest newsletter!

Table at Powell River Public Library displaying climate related books and resources
November 2021 Climate Display at Powell River Public Library

Website Launch

Hello and welcome to the new home for qathet Climate Alliance, formerly known as Climate Action Powell River. We will be adding more information about who we are and what we are doing. The aim of this space is to be a hub for connecting people with climate actions, groups, and people here in the qathet region.

We’re all in this together and it’s important to have a home for local knowledge and storytelling. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to contribute something to this cause or let us know what would be most helpful for you.

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