"Paris and Beyond" Second Line in Solidarity with Global Climate Change Mobilization

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: 12/12/15 @ 12PM
CONTACT: Alicia Cooke, 350 Louisiana Co-founder, 350Louisiana@gmail.com, (646) 538-0673
 
"Paris and Beyond" Second Line in Solidarity with Global Climate Change Mobilization
Following the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference (COP21), New Orleanians March to City Hall on December 12th to Demand Local Action on Climate Change



WHAT: As the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris concludes, thousands of people will be back in the streets in Paris to have the final word and to set the stage for 2016. Solidarity actions will take place around the world at the end of COP21, recognizing those who have lost their lives to climate change, war and terror - and those that will be impacted in the future by any deal that fails to keep at least 80% of fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy.

On December 12th, New Orleanians will march in solidarity with the global movement and demand local action on climate change. The "Second Line for Paris and Beyond" kicks off at Spanish Plaza and ends at City Hall, where 350 Louisiana will lead the call for at least 20% renewable energy by 2020 from the New Orleans City Council.

WHO:  350 Louisiana, The Alliance for Affordable Energy, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the Sierra Club Delta Chapter, and other groups fighting for climate justice.

WHEN: Saturday, December 12th, 12PM - 2PM

WHERE:

  • 12PM - 12:20PM -- Spanish Plaza (on the river between Canal and Poydras)
  • 12:20PM - 1PM -- Second Line up Bienville, left on Loyola
  • 1PM - 2PM -- Duncan Plaza (343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112)

VISUALS: Lagniappe Brass Band; puppets, signs, banners, cardboard props calling for strong action on climate, as well as for peace and solidarity following the recent terrorist attacks; art-work installation (climate-ribbon tree).

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350 Louisiana, a branch of 350.org, is engaging local activists in the international grassroots movement to address the global climate crisis and the consequences of inaction. 350 Louisiana demands at least 20% renewable energy by 2020 from the New Orleans City Council.

 

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