G is for Greenwash : 12 Jun, Falmouth

June 12, 2021 | 11:30 am 2:00 pm
Kimberley Park, 33 Kimberley Park Rd, Falmouth TR11 2DA

On the second day of the G7 summit the focus of Extinction Rebellion protests will switch to Falmouth, where the group plans to hold another creative, non-violent march through the town. There will be creative art installations, speeches and theatrical performances, interspersed with singing and choir performances.

The theme for the day is government’s greenwashing of the Climate and Ecological Emergency. The narrative from governments, corporates and the media has changed. They might appear to be saying some of the right things about climate action, but their words are often a cover for  lies, half truths and disinformation.

The actions for the day will focus on calling out the greenwash wherever we see it: fossil fuel companies trying to convince us they are part of the solution, banks promising Net Zero while pumping trillions into new fossil fuel projects and the UK government as greenwasher- in-chief claiming climate leadership while simultaneously increasingly their support for the fossil fuel industry.  

Nat Squire, 24, an Osteopath from Falmouth says: “Our government claims to be a climate leader while every decision they make takes us closer to climate and ecological collapse. This is worse than greenwash,  it’s a massive fraud and people my age will end up paying the price. “

Timeline

  • 11:30: Kimberly Park, Kimberley Park Rd, Falmouth TR11 2DA
  • 11:30-11:45: Welcome speech and Children’s Fire  [photo opportunities]
  • 11.45 onwards Big G7 heads 
  • 12.00 -14:00: March through Falmouth  [photo opportunities]
  • 11:30-12.30: Moor- speeches, singing & pop up theatrical actions  [photo opportunities]
  • 12.40- 12.55: Prince of Wales Pier –  speeches & singing  [photo opportunities]
  • 12.45-13.20: Church of King Charles – environmental sea shanty performance.  [photo opportunities]
  • 13.40- 13.55: Maritime Museum – speeches, singing & pop up theatrical actions  [photo opportunities]
  • 13.55- 14:00: rebels disperse 
  • 14:30- 15.00 Church of King Charles- pop up footy creative action
  • 15.15 – 15.45 Pop up footy action at Kimberley Park
  • 17:00-18:00: Penitents procession from Kimberley Park to Maritime Museum  [photo opportunities]

 Speakers include Dr Mya-Rose Craig, Skeena Rathor and Dr. Rupert Read.

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