Join the worldwide Moving Planet action to demand clean energy this Saturday, September 24!
Internationally, a few very cool actions are already underway — friends in Indonesia have already started on the 350-hour bike ride that will carry them across much of the nation, and in India the Naya Swara Yatra (New Independence Journey) bike team has left Nagpur bound for Mumbai with their message, “it’s time to move past fossil fuels”.
Elsewhere people are still making last-minute plans: for the “human flood” of blue shirts across Cairo, for the parade of fuel-free floats across Cape Town, for the procession of the “Eco-lympic torch” across Rio de Janeiro via skateboard, foot, and pedal. You will not want to miss out.
Here in New England, dozens of community groups are planning feeder parades to link up at Boston’s waterfront Columbus Park (Aquarium T) by 3:50pm for the Rally to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels!
Come on bike or on foot, by boat, carpool or public transportation! Join the movement with Sustainable Hip Hop artist Tem Blessed, Pedal-Powered Soul and Roll band Melodeego, Living on Earth host Steve Curwood, students from Youth Climate Action Network, Tar Sands activists, and climate and sustainability organizations from throughout New England! Bike valet parking by MassBike.
Together, we will send a loud, clear and inspiring message: we are creating a healthy, just, and sustainable world for all, and expect our elected officials and corporate executives to do the same.
BostonCAN is helping to organize the Jamaica Plain parade for Climate Solutions before heading downtown for the Rally.
We will meet at 1:30pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., parade along Centre St to Monument, then down South St, carrying props to highlight the nation’s choice between dirty fossil fuels and clean renewables. At Forest Hills Station, bikers will wheel off as pedestrians take the Train to Christopher Columbus Park in time for a New England-wide rally at 3:50pm.
Volunteer to carry a solar heater, wind turbine, tar sands pipeline, or banner or dress in costumes, by calling 857-544-6846. For more info, visit http://moving-newengland.org/. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/MovingPlanetNewEngland.