Cape Cod Climate Strike: 350 Cape Cod
Start: Friday, September 20, 2019•10:30 AM
On Friday September 20th at 10:30am, the day of the International Climate Strike, we will gather at the Cape Cod Commission in Barnstable Village to call on the Commission to make solutions to climate change a central priority. The Commission creates the Cape Cod Regional Policy Plan (RPP), which sets growth and development policy that is binding across all 15 Cape towns. On April 1st of this year, 350 Cape Cod proposed amendments to the RPP that would make reducing carbon emissions and building resiliency to climate change a key factor in those rules. The Commission has not even brought these amendments up for debate or a vote. Commission staff claim that the Commission is required by law to balance environmental and economic issues, but this is obviously a false choice: we all know that climate change – rising seas, vanishing beaches, polluted water, violent storms – is the greatest threat to the Cape’s tourism-and-ocean-based economy. Join us to demand an open debate and vote by the Commission on the climate change amendments. At 11am we'll pause in silence as church bells ring across Cape Cod to recognize that we're at the 11th hour to prevent catastrophic climate change.