CLIMATE change campaigners were spotted recently chasing away their blues with a copy of The Catholic Herald.
The campaigners from aid agency Cafod joined commuters outside Parliament on November 2 to raise awareness of The Wave march which takes place on December 5.
The protest march in London, which has a blue theme, aims to put pressure on governments to agree a fair and binding deal on climate change at UN talks in December.
Kevin McCullough, Cafod’s head of campaigns, said: “Climate change is everyone’s problem but it’s going to make life in the poorest countries worst first. We certainly don’t want to have the blues about climate change come the New Year so we’re marching on December 5 through London to show our support for a fair and strong deal on climate change in Copenhagen.
“We hope people from all over the UK will come and join us and get in the spirit of The Wave march by wearing something blue or painting their face or hands. This really is a turning point for the world and joining the march will mean people can have a hand in history.” On Saturday December 5, Britain’s biggest-ever demonstration in support of action on climate change will flood the streets of central London, ahead of crucial UN climate talks in Copenhagen. The Wave starts at 12pm from Grosvenor Square and is being organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition. A stunning finale will take place at 3pm as The Wave encircles the Houses of Parliament.
The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition represents 11 million members across 100 British organisations, from the Women’s Institute and RSPB to Cafod and Unison. All are united in their demand for an end to dirty coal, and a fair and just international climate change deal that protects the worlds’ poorest communities.
A family-friendly event, The Wave encourages people to follow the theme with blue clothing, blue fabric, banners and props.