“We Hope They Hear Us”: Climate Action in Photos

Photo by Andie Habert

On Friday, September 27, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Montreal in a demonstration for climate action. To kick off our own week of climate coverage at The Bull & Bear, here are the photos and quotes from the event that struck our staff as they marched.

 

Photo by Andie Habert

[The march] is a phenomenal thing that’s long overdue.

          – Brayden Sunny White, who drove up from New York just for the event.

Us, as Indigenous people, have been doing [protecting the planet] for 34,000 years, so it’s a good reason to be out here and fight[ing] for what’s right. We have a voice; we have to use it.

          – Felix Aupalu, industrial relations student and Inuk from Northern Quebec

 

Photo by Andie Habert

Photo by Andie Habert

This is an amazing thing to be a part of, but it’s also so necessary because the forces that are arrayed to maintain the status quo are [just] that powerful and that wide ranging.

– Dr. Derek Nystrom, Professor of English at McGill

 

Photo by Andie Habert

With capitalism, your motive is profit, so you don’t give a shit that you’re going to take things out of the Earth and harm the planet.

          – Student Marxist

Photo by Andie Habert

The university still invests in fossil fuels and the industry, even though the highest institution of McGill, the Senate, has voted not to do so. I feel like this is a stand against our university. We are saying this is important to us. We hope they hear us.

         – Leonie Bourdeau, Law

 

Photo by Andie Habert

Photo by Andie Habert

The only chance we have to respect ourselves is to fight against the fact that the people in power are actively not trying to stop [climate change].

          – Christian Daniels, Arts

 

Photo by Andie Habert

We study sciences, but we need to partake in social events like this. We need a combination of the research, the social, and the economic efforts.

          – Ariane Baumann Lapierre, Marie Poulin-Oullette, Monica Revuelta Albero, who are all majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

 

Photo by Andie Habert

We want a nice legacy for our kids, for when we won’t be here anymore. We want to teach them to take care of what they have been given.

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