MAASTRICHT. “Climate change already has an impact on our health and safety. In the future, there will be a fight for raw materials; there may not be enough food. We have to take measures as quickly as possible to create a better environment.” For Maartje Zaal from the Green Office, it is clear why she is participating in the worldwide Day of Climate Action on 21 September. In the build-up to the climate top in New York on 23 September, people are asking for attention for climate change next Sunday.
The Green Office in Maastricht is organising workshops, a discussion and a vegetarian barbecue in the Landbouwbelang. “Various subjects will be pitched first, such as bee-keeping, permaculture (an agricultural project that is designed like an ecosystem to keep itself going, ed.) and the ‘degrowth’ movement. This will be followed by a discussion and then we will all eat.” And a petition for sustainable energy can be signed. All signatures collected worldwide will be presented to the world leaders in New York.
Day of Climate Action, Sunday 21 September, 15:00hrs. Landbouwbelang (Biesenwal 3)