Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thousands Flock to Boston, Call For Action to Move Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

They said it couldn't be done, but it appears as if Zip Cars are coming to Lowell. Anyone who's interested in forming a group to participate in the following, whether by carpooling or bicycling to Gallagher Terminal, please let me know. In the meantime, read on:

Note: Sam Burke was one of  a group of college students calling themselves Climate Summer who came to Lowell last June to educate us about sustainability in hands on fashion as they toured New England on bicycles to show us how its done. This is what she's up to now:


September 14, 2011
Contact: Sam Burke, (267) 221-2100,
Boston, MA—On Saturday, Sept. 24, citizens from across New England will join in a global event, Moving Planet, calling on elected leaders, businesses, and communities to get serious about moving beyond fossil fuels and addressing climate change.
Travelling to Boston by bicycle, boat, public transportation, and on foot, citizens will unite in a peaceful, festive rally at Columbus Waterfront Park, with music, speakers, and creative displays of what New England is doing to move beyond fossil fuels. Inspired by the global grassroots network and convened by Cambridge-based Better Future Project, Moving Planet: New England will be one of several simultaneous events in major U.S. cities that day.

  • Hundreds of people biking, marching, taking trains, buses from around New England to Boston.
  • Thousands rallying for an end to fossil fuels.
  • Climate, health, and justice activists, veterans, religious leaders, church members
  • Organizations like Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light, NH Green Coalition, Students for a Just and Stable Future, and Boston Climate Action Network.
  • Speakers include environmental justice activists, military veterans, and religious leaders.
  • North Station, South Station, Park Street Station, and Long Wharf North. (Rolling parades)
  • Columbus Waterfront Park (Rally for Solutions)
WHEN: Saturday, September 24
  • Rolling parades will depart from 3-3:45 PM.
  • The Rally for Solutions will take place from 3:50-6 PM.
  • Hundreds of citizens traveling to Rally for Solutions on foot, by bicycle, with colorful banners
  • Parents and children uniting in a call for a fossil fuel-free world
  • Signs calling for 100% renewable energy, more bicycle lanes, and increased public transportation
  • Environmental justice, military, and religious leaders addressing a large and growing crowd
  • Volunteers bicycling to power the sound system of bicycle-powered band Melodeego
Moving Planet: New England is part of a worldwide day of action calling for a fossil fuel-free world. Hundreds of thousands are expected to participate by moving their bodies towards solutions to climate change in nearly 2,000 events across on 6 continents. The event is convened by A Better Future Project and is part of the international Moving Planet: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels spearheaded by

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