MOVING PLANET, Global Day of Action!

Oliver James ’14 writes in to help you help yourself and change the world this SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH:

THIS IS A BIG DEAL. 350.org, Wesleyan University, the Environmental Organizers’ Network and the whole f***ing world for that matter is taking to the streets this Saturday for Moving Planet a global day of action to celebrate the move beyond fossil fuels and the move towards climate change solutions.  Last time this happened, a lot of people showed up.  So, join the party.

The Deets:

1. Festival on Main St. in Middletown, Church of the Holy Trinity 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2. Party Bus Leaves Wes for New Haven State-wide convergence @ 3:00 p.m.!
3. BIG Party in New Haven with a lot of people who care about the world, 4 p.m. – MIDNIGHT.
Contact weseon@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

This Saturday, you are challenged to reduce your fossil fuel use by biking, walking, skateboarding or using public transportation as part of 350.org‘s “Moving Planet Day.” In honor of this effort, Middletown will host bike safety and repair lessons, the Moving Meditation exhibit with contemplative quotes on climate change, the One World House installation addressing the impact of environmental changes on developing nations, and information booths with local environmental groups.

Students from Wesleyan University’s Environmental Organizers NetworkWILD Wes, WesFRESH and Long Lane Farm will represent Wesleyan at the event. At 11am, Wesleyan Professor of Physics Brian Stewart will talk about climate change, City Council Members Phil Pessina and Bob Santagelo will read a Mayoral Proclamation for “Moving Planet Day”, and ARTFARM will perform an exclusive preview of their environmental work SUBMERGED!

The Middletown events will be followed by a statewide rally on the New Haven Green, including a critical mass bike ride and bike-powered outdoor screening of Wall-E starting at 4pm. Want to go? Contact weseon@gmail.com to reserve your spot on the bus leaving from Wesleyan or find a group with which to ride.