Show your support for Climate Action in Halifax

Show your support for Climate Action in Halifax

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Green Chemistry Initiative Dalhousie University started this petition to The Dalhousie Department of Chemistry

From September 20th – 27th, Extinction Rebellion, a non-profit, non-violent international protest group, is hosting a week of climate action in Halifax, and across Canada. Throughout the week, there will be a series of protests designed to disrupt the concept of “Business As Usual” – a default by which we can no longer afford to abide. The main message of the week is a call for governments to ACT NOW on the climate and ecological crisis. On Friday, September 27th, the week will culminate in a day-long strike – and they want Dalhousie to participate. As such, we plan to approach the department of chemistry as a first step to including the entire university in the strike. Since there are complications with losing a day of classes and research, we need the support of the department administration to ensure that striking students don’t endanger their jobs and GPAs by missing labs, teaching assistantships, or other responsibilities.

 
We have started a petition to show that this is a critical issue that we as scientists must stand behind. Signing the petition is not a personal commitment to participate in the events throughout the week. But we need the support of you, the chemistry students, to bring this cause to the department. By signing the petition, you are showing your support for Dalhousie, as a community, to participate in this event. You are saying that climate science is valid and important, and that change is necessary for our future. Collectively, we as students have power in the department. Your commitment to change is significant, but it’s more significant with all of us. Please help make this happen. 
 
For more information on Extinction Rebellion: https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/about-us/ 
For more information about the Climate Action Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/644253812650999/?active_tab=about 
 
Sincerely, 
 
The Green Chemistry Initiative, on behalf of Extinction Rebellion K'jipuktuk-Halifax 

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