coffin funeral

Wellesley Climate Emergency or Death

Oct 24

Join Extinction Rebellion and our coalition of Wellesley organzations for an upbeat funeral parade with a band and the Red Rebel Brigade!

We are going to meet at Wellesley High School's Hunnewell Field and march to town hall - while maintaining social distance and requiring masks. Safety is a priority for us and we aim to make this event comfortable for children all the way on up to attend.

The Town of Wellesley is voting on a resolution in late October that would incorporate the climate crisis in their annual reporting and decision making. So we are throwing a funeral parade to remind them what's at stake here. The current droughts affecting Wellesley, increases in lyme disease-bearing insects, and shortening ski season are a small fraction of what is to come. On a dead planet there is no economy. Federal finance agencies continue to release reports like the one this month with the headline "Climate change poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its ability to sustain the American economy."

We encourage you to wear black and get into the funeral spirit.

Run time 3-5pm EST.


Accessibility

Sidewalk accessible