TC2DC for the Forward on Climate Rally!
Nearly 50,000 turn out for historic event
Power to Change, Climate | February 18, 2013 | By MLUI
- Kenneth A.,: "Clean Energy" is Progressive Double Speak for taxpayer subsidized National Socialists pandering in the Lansing bubble for reams of OUR private wealth by statutory decree. The Federal Energy Securi...
- Christine Pardee: Michigan needs to be a leader in clean energy policy based on factual information. As we rebuild our economy. let our growth be based on energy policy that will be good for our future! ...
- Mike Tiedeck: A free market conservative culture embraces "creative destruction". This means that old, inefficient, polluting industries and power systems are inevitably doomed. Our state can be a leader in energ...
- Rob DeLay: Green roof projects for Michigan must include opportunities for individual homeowners,not just multi-home landholders. In particular, benefits and loan opps for farmers should be a high priority. Just...
- Sad but True: This gas plant in Holland is a good thing, but it is also should be a reminder that energy is complicated and requires a mix of generation assets. The real sad thing is that we as a country allowed t...
A full bus of 56 dedicated activists and students traveled to Washington, D.C., to join nearly 50,000 other at the Forward On Climate Rally. For many, it was their first trip to DC to protest and rally. We documented the adventure along the way.
Arriving in DC, Kids Join the Forward on Climate Rally
Bill McKibben of 350.org Speaks at Forward on Climate rally
Kids Rally to Ask President Obama to Protect Their Future
Why We're Going to the #ForwardOnClimate rally - Part 1
Why We're Going to the #ForwardOnClimate rally - Part 2
Why We're Going to the #ForwardOnClimate rally - Part 3
Leaving for the Forward On Climate Rally!
Making signs for the rally
Watch Us Ask Pres. Obama to Say No to Keystone XL
Follow Us to the Forward on Climate Rally!
Local students to go to D.C. climate rally (Traverse City Record-Eagle, 2/15/13)
The Michigan Land Use Institute and Sustainable TC organized a group of 56 people to caravan to the National Mall, 25 of whom are students from Traverse City, Kalkaska, Glen Lake and Manistee.
Environmentalists fill National Mall to fight climate change (CNN, 2/17/13)
Marching, dancing and poster-waving environmentalists chanting "Hey, Obama. We don't want no climate drama," packed several blocks on and around Washington's National Mall on Sunday, hoping to spur President Barack Obama to take strong measures against climate change.
Thousands at climate rally in Washington call on Obama to reject Keystone pipeline (Reuters, 2/17/13)
Thousands of protesters gathered on the Washington's National Mall on Sunday calling on President Barack Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal and honor his inaugural pledge to act on climate change.
Climate change rally brings thousands to protest in Washington (Los Angeles Times, 2/17/13)
Climate activists descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday in what organizers boasted was the largest climate-change rally in American history.
Climate Rally In Washington Brought Out 40,000 People, Organizers Estimate (Huffington Post, 2/17/13)
Hoisting signs that read "Forward on Climate" and "No on Keystone XL," a massive group of protesters gathered on the National Mall Sunday to urge President Obama to take action on climate policy.
Holding Obama’s Feet to the Climate-Change Fire (NY Times blog, 2/18/13)
Thousands of activists from hundreds of environmental, social justice and community groups marched on Washington yesterday in the biggest climate rally ever held in the U.S. capital. Activists both called on President Obama to make good on his climate change policy promises and protested the Keystone XL pipeline project.
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The Forward on Climate rally on Feb. 17 is organized by 350.org, a global grassroots movement launched by our good friend and author Bill McKibben to solve the climate crisis; the Sierra Club; and the Hip Hop Caucus. It’s shaping up to be one of the largest climate rallies in history, and the Michigan Land Use Institute is teaming up with Sustainable TC to send motivated activists to DC from northern Michigan.
But why now? What’s at stake?
This March, the permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline will once again reach President Obama’s desk. The pipeline would transport ‘tar sands’ oil from Alberta, Canada, through the U.S. to Texas, to be processed into crude oil. MLUI and other environmental advocates know the process of digging up and processing tar sands oil uses up vast amounts of water, and that its silty consistency means the pipes often break, polluting the surrounding watershed.
Tar sands also have a huge carbon footprint—much more than typical fossil fuels.
But MLUI is also concerned that the Keystone pipeline simply puts too many resources into a dirty and dying form of energy. By continuing to dig up and burn fossil fuels instead of transitioning to renewable energy, we contribute to the growing climate crisis that threatens us all.
Just ask the folks in New York and New Jersey. It’s crucial we support alternatives—energy efficiency, solar, and wind power, among others—to cut down on our greenhouse emissions.
1359 days ago, 9:11pm | by Jim Crissman | Report Comment
Any chance you could pick me up at a commuter lot or rest stop somewhere near Bay City/Saginaw?
1357 days ago, 11:37am | by Carol Graham | Report Comment
Jim > there is also a bus leaving from AnnArbor for sure. Call John FOrd > 734.572.0810
1353 days ago, 9:00pm | by Mary Valentine | Report Comment
The Ann Arbor bus is full. Would you be able to make a stop at a rest stop somewhere so someone from Muskegon (me) could hop on? I'd pay extra:)