Saturday, September 24, 2011

The elephant on the planet – Climate Change, Moving Planet, is going to be harder and harder to ignore


This morning and tomorrow I hope you’ll do something to ramp up attention on the elephant in the room, err… planet. Climate Change is coming to Rochester, NY and the rest of the world. Check out the possible changes in our area due to Climate Change: Likely Changes.

Even though Bill McKibben spoke at Greentopia last Sunday, as one of the main speakers of the phenomenally successful green event in Rochester (over 18, 000 Rochesterians showed up), and Moving Planet, a world-wide attempt to get the public and the media to focus, even for a moment on Climate Change is coming up this weekend, it’s not being noticed so much.

This is Moving Planet: Moving Planet | A day to move beyond fossil fuels.

Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. At over 2000 events in 175+ countries, we're letting leaders know that a movement is rising to move our planet forward to a clean energy future. WHY: For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end: it's time to get moving on the climate crisis. WHERE: All over the world. WHEN: September 24, 2011 WHO: You, your friends, your family, your neighbors You can also read the original invitation to Moving Planet here.

Inattention by the media and the public on Climate Change, physics and our weather for the future, won’t stop Climate Change. It has to be dealt with and it ain’t going away by dismissing it. Here are two Moving Planet events coming up this weekend in Rochester, NY and I hope you will participate in one of them.

  • At the Public Market on Sept. 24th - Here in Rochester, one Moving Planet effort is “No to Fracking, Yes to Renewables.” At Farmers’ Markets and Greentopia, info and materials will be provided to enable folks to submit comments to the DEC on the SGEIS. Same goes for postcards to our state legislators, in favor of curbing carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy. THEN, on Monday, 9/26, those items will be walked/marched/biked… delivered to the respective DEC and legislators offices. Details: Please check the bottom part of the page for ways you can get involved! If interested, you can contact the organizer via the website, or simply respond to me:
  • Sat. Sept. 24th and Sun. Sept. 25 - Important event for understanding Climate Change in our area, part of Moving Planet | A day to move beyond fossil fuels. Bike to Schul | Moving Planet "Members of Temple Sinai in Rochester will be biking (walking or at the very least carpooling) to Temple on Sat. Sept. 24th and Sun. Sept. 25 to show our support of Moving Planet and to demand action on Climate Change. (We will also be celebrating our new bike rack courtesy of the Confirmation class of 2011.) All are welcome to join us. Pictures will be taken during morning and afternoon Sunday school sessions. We call on other synagogues and faith organizations to join in. The time is now to get moving toward a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future. "

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