Yesterday New Plymouth was one of 35 New Zealand communities kicking off the global Peoples Climate March calling for real action on climate change at COP21.
In our community, 100 people celebrated with a Peoples Climate Picnic and rally, followed by a flash mob in our mall and a march down Devon Street.
We chose City Centre mall, based on predictions it will be under water with a 6 meter rise in sea levels (to be honest, I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing).
Fifteen thousand people marched in Auckland, ten thousand in Wellington and eight thousand in Christchurch.
More coverage of other marches here: New Zealanders Rally to Global Peoples Climate March