As we mentioned on May 20, theassociation air.e this summer is organizing three “walks for tomorrow” in favor of the climate. The very organization of these walks is threatened today, according to the writer-traveler Bernard Ollivier, author, among others, of the bestseller “Long March”, and president of the association. During a recent trip to Brittany, the latter met the mayors of the 18 municipalities where the walkers plan to stop. Fifteen of these municipalities have agreed to offer hospitality to the walkers. “But on the Guerlédan-Menez Meur route, three refused: Plouguernével (22), Treffrin (22) and Poullaouen (29)”, he regrets. Refusals which, according to the author, “call into question the march itself. Indeed, the distance between two welcoming municipalities would become too long ”.
Lack of infrastructure
Contacted, the mayor of Treffrin, Étienne Fer, affirms that his town does not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate 50 to 80 walkers, “otherwise we would have arranged ourselves”, he assures us. The mayor of Poullaouen, Didier Goubil, explains, for his part, that the passage of the walkers coincides with the organization of the July 14 celebrations. “The village hall is therefore mobilized by the festival committee,” he says. Alain Guéguen, mayor of Plouguernével, says he is in favor of these marches, but assures a lack of visibility in relation to the health situation to welcome the walkers. “And yet, I am not a climate skeptic! We can only approve of their approach, ”he said.
A place to camp
Disappointed, however, the association does not want to give up its project. “We appeal to the citizens of the municipalities of Plouguernével, Treffrin and Poullaouen, in the hope that they will accept to welcome our walkers. We are looking for a place, barn, hangar or room, to meet and shelter, a place to camp ”.
Starting from Carantec, Quimper and Guerlédan, it is expected that the walkers will meet on July 17 in the Armorique Regional Natural Park. “They hope to convey the anguish of young people worried about their future, threatened by climate change and its consequences,” explains the writer. Each evening, artists and speakers “will be invited to speak or sing for a resilient future,” he adds.
Information on the stages of the march and registration on the site http://air-e.org; email: email@example.com
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