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Sep 15, 2014

Canada: Join a celebration that might just change the world #IceRide

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From: Greenpeace Canada <greenpeace.canada@act.greenpeace.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Subject: Join a celebration that might just change the world



Liz

Last week was an inspiring one. We shared the amazing news that three quarters of the world want an Arctic Sanctuary and thousands of people went to new heights to show their love for the Arctic. People climbed atop the Great Wall of China, Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand and Burnaby Mountain in Vancouver, to name a few. The world has spoken. A protected Arctic makes sense for us all. It's time for global leaders to heed the call.

To keep this momentum going we are taking to the streets to do even more to save the Arctic and make sure the right people hear our message. Will you join us?

On October 4th, join us for the second annual #IceRide! Last September, as the Arctic sea ice reached another historic low, thousands of people from all corners of the globe took to the streets to tell oil companies that we will not accept their dirty plans for drilling in the Arctic.

Again, this year we'll celebrate the Arctic and use pedal power to demand for protection of this truly unique area that regulates the world's climate, and also serves as a home to four million people and amazing animals like the polar bear and walrus.

The #IceRide is a family friendly, creative bicycle parade with speeches, bands and costumes. Globally we expect more than 50,000 people to take to the streets in 40 cities to show both industry and decision makers that we are a dedicated movement, urging for action on climate change and Arctic protection. And that we are everywhere.

Across Canada we have rides scheduled in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, with more being planned as I write this!

You can help grow this historic movement and make it the most powerful of our time by joining us.

Don't see an Ice Ride near you? Organize your own!

See you there!

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Aspa Tzaras
National Volunteer Coordinator, Greenpeace Canada

PS. On September 21st in New York City, ahead of the UN Summit on Climate and Ban Ki-moon's continued push for ambitious targets on reducing global warming pollution, organizers in New York City are inviting you to attend the largest climate march in history! Get on a bus leaving from your area or join a solidarity event across Canada.

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