Photos of thousands of Canada’s children were projected on the wall of Sears’ downtown store yesterday to send a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he participates in the climate summit in Copenhagen this week.
The event was part of the Moms Against Climate Change campaign, a nationwide initiative by parents concerned about their children’s futures due to climate-change issues. The photos were shown from 4:30 to 7 p.m. downtown and from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Metrotown Thursday.
The campaign is a partnership between Toronto’s Environmental Defence group and Vancouver’s ForestEthics unit. ForestEthics spokesperson Merran Smith, a mother of twin baby girls, stressed how important children’s roles are in affecting climate change.
“This is our reminder,” she said. “We’re talking today, but it’s for tomorrow. It’s for our children’s future.”
“My baby can’t talk, so I’ve come down to talk for her,” said North Shore resident Natalie Fitz-Earle. “I’ve come down from my dinner table because this issue cannot wait.”