Over 15,000 people took to the streets of London, UK, this Saturday for a climate change march, which ended in a rally outside parliament. The event is just one of roughly 2,500 similar marches around the world calling for more action on climate change.
Here’s what a few of the influential people involved are saying:
British Green party politician Caroline Lucas:
Climate change is here, visible, and we know it’s time to act. It’s time to stand up against those determined to burn the last drops of oil and gas and be confident in our power to build a better future. In coming together we help build the climate movement and inspire others to join us.”
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood addressed the protesters via video:
The main parties [political parties] just want power, they believe everything should be owned by a few people that don’t want change. We want[politicians] who don’t agree with the old system. The press and the TV do not reflect public opinion, the internet does. You’re not alone, people know what’s going on. We must keep up the fight against climate change, the clock is ticking.”
Author Naomi Klein:
Here we are, with just nine months ahead of those critical climate talks in Paris. It’s not nine months to pressure our leaders to act. We have nine months to act ourselves. Nine months to become the leaders we need. To lead from below, from the streets, from the neighborhoods, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities.”
The executive director at Greenpeace UK John Sauven:
We can have clean energy, we can have clean jobs, we can have clean power if everyone on this planet is to stick together.”
So, how can we act in India?
Well, we truly believe that aquaponics plays a significant part in the movement towards sustainability and green living. Not to mention that we need to grow food at a faster rate to feed our growing population – and aquaponics can be done without cutting down a single tree to make land to grow crops.
Aquaponics systems using renewable energy should – and will be the future.