Updated – Climate Guardians Engie HQ Visitation

Updated – Climate Guardians Engie HQ Visitation

Press Release Thursday 10th December 2015 For immediate release. A flock of Climate Guardian Angels from Australia descended on Engie’s head office in Paris to decry the corporation’s appalling treatment of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley community and their environment....

Bonjour COP21 Paris!

It’s wonderful to be here in Paris—the City of Love & Light—for COP21. Signage about the UN conference from Monday 30 November until Friday 11 December is everywhere. So are police and gendarmes patrolling the streets and metros following the horrific terrorist...

Singing The Climate Blues

See Angel Harriet Ripley singing an acclimatized version of the blues anthem Summertime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDX7K6oB35w and an acclimatized version of Skinny Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PB4e2nUHr8

It’s official, Climate Guardians to perform in ArtCOP21!

It’s official, Climate Guardians to perform in ArtCOP21!

Climate Guardians are thrilled to be performing in Paris as part of ArtCOP21, an exceptional global climate festival connecting hundreds of thousands of people rising to the climate challenge. ArtCOP21 hosts an extensive global programme of over 180 major public art...

How to make your own DIY angel wings

How to make your own DIY angel wings

Anyone can adopt Angel symbolism to make a visual demand for climate justice:   To make it easier for others to undertake their own Climate Guardian actions, Zoe and her friend have developed a prototype set of wings that are durable and light-weight and can...

Climate Guardian Angels to Descend on the Paris COP21 Talks

Climate Guardian Angels to Descend on the Paris COP21 Talks

The announcement of Australia’s 26% emissions reduction target based on 2005 levels by the Federal government has incited the Climate Guardians to travel at their own expense to the Paris COP21 climate talks to express Australians’ widespread frustration at our...

Submission to the Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria

Submission to the Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a submission regarding this important issue. Unconventional gas is a fossil fuel that is extracted through fracking (a layperson’s term for hydraulic fracturing), a process of fracturing rocks to allow collection of oil and...

Wings of Desire – Help The Climate Guardians Stay Elevated

Wings of Desire – Help The Climate Guardians Stay Elevated

We have planned a special treat for everyone to come along and join us for our fundraiser! Wings of Desire - Help The Climate Guardians Stay Elevated is to help with a stack of expenses that have mounted up over the 2 years we've been working on the campaign -...

#NoDAPL

Aug 28, 2016

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In the northern USA something exceptional and exceptionally important is happening right now. People have been coming from near and far to stand with indigenous people of the Great Sioux Nation as they seek to protect their sacred lands and water from the threat of an oil pipeline. The story of the struggle to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline—to demonstrate that people are more powerful than dollars—is capturing imaginations and headlines the world over. 

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Intending to carry 400,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the Bakken region of western North Dakota across South Dakota and Iowa to connect with an existing pipeline in Illinois, the Dakota Access Pipeline is set to make 200 river crossings in four states, including across the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers. The project gravely threatens sacred sites and the drinking water supplies for more than ten million people.  

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In response to what is in effect an ongoing invasion by a system that disrespects everything, indigenous people from many Native American tribes have together formed a blockade camp at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Their resistance is based on a common vision to protect their ancestral lands using non-violence. Together they are defying a system that is rooted in violence against the earth and in disregard of the interconnectedness that supports us all.

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In recent weeks the camp of non-violent “protectors not protestors” has grown in numbers from a handful, to hundreds and then thousands, and legal injunctions have been sought to stop the construction of the pipeline. While similar to the controversial Keystone Pipeline recently stopped by the Obama administration, the Dakota Access Pipeline does not cross international borders and hence does not fall under the US federal jurisdiction.  

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At dawn on Wednesday 24th August, a flock of Climate Guardian Angels proudly manifested on the Princes Bridge—a key gateway in to Melbourne Australia—to demonstrate their support for the indigenous Native American protectors standing strong at Standing Rock. The 24th was chosen as a global Day of Prayer and Action because it was the day that a ruling re the community’s legal injunction against the project was to have been determined. Unable to come to a decision, the judge has since delayed his ruling until 9 September. 

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Just as the mining, burning and exporting of Australian coal and gas poses grave risks for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and greater local environment and further gravely threatens the global climate from exposure to greenhouse gas, so too does the Dakota Access Pipeline. Given the wholesale failure of governments to halt these life-threatening projects, it’s vital that globally connected local communities stand together now. We must identify and defend all ‘hot spots’ (or rather ‘halt spots’) at risk from fossil fuel related activities.  We must keep all coal, oil and gas in the ground while we replace dangerous energy projects with locally owned and controlled zero pollution energy systems.

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The action now unfolding at Standing Rock Reservation is a shining example of people taking action to protect their local, and by consequence the global environment, from the destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry. We hope all people gathering at Standing Rock take further great strength from knowing that theirs is a historic action. That, as the eyes of the compassionate world are on them, they feel emboldened by the recognition that their actions come at a moment in history when everything can change.

And so the global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground rolls on. There is no stopping it now. Change is happening. All around the world people are waking up to their power, becoming active in the protection of the precious natural world. 

Climate Guardians are beyond proud to stand in solidarity with all ‘protectors’. Together we are fighting for all life.

 #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL #leaveitintheground 

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