New Meetup: Stop Climate Change w/ 350.org Bill McKibben et al.

From: Philo C.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:19 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Washington DC Environment Meetup Group!

What: Stop Climate Change w/ 350.org Bill McKibben et al.

When: Thursday, September 9,[masked]:30 PM

Where: All Souls Unitarian Church
[masked]th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Stop climate change with 350.org with Bill McKibben, Mike Tidwell and others

Thurs Sept 9, 630-9pm All Souls Unitarian Church, 16th and Harvard NW
Metro - Columbia Heights - green line, or longer walk from National Zoo - red
Free and open to the public in a large church hall

[Note: This event is a lead-up to a larger event on October 10, 2010,[masked] with 350.org world-wide for a World Day of Action (actually the weekend of October 9-10) to do concrete things to demonstrate a desire to stop climate change and want collective and legislative action and to show the fact that we can do things to stop climate change.]

Dear Philo,

In 1979 Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House.

In 1986 Ronald Reagan removed them.

Next week, Bill McKibben and a team of students from Unity College in Maine will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to deliver one of the original Carter panels to President Obama, asking him to reinstall solar on the White House, and to follow this symbolic gesture with substantial legislative action.

We're calling it the Solar Road Trip, and after the panel has traveled through Unity, Boston. and NYC, we hope you'll be able to celebrate with us when it reaches its final destination--our nation's Capitol!

Here are the details of the event:

Date: Thursday, September 9

Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church,[masked]th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

This event will include guest speakers Bill McKibben from 350.org and CCAN's own Mike Tidwell. In addition, there will be a film screening of "A Road Not Taken", an hour long documentary about the story of Carter's solar panels.

Please join 350.org, Unity College students, the Carter solar panel, Energy Action Coalition and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network in on Thursday, September 9 to show that our country supports a clean energy future.

In solidarity,

Keith Harrington, CCAN

P.S. Did you get a chance to see Bill McKibben on Letterman last Tuesday night? If not, you can watch the clip at
http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/?p=3650

see below for information on the 350.org anti-climate change World Day of Action
Also, our DC 10/10 coalition website is nearing completion. We have our own awesome logo now courtesy of 350, and all we need to do to finish it is get up the info on all the events. (world.350.org/dc).

FYI - Biochar charcoal to store carbon in the ground and improve soil
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/09/07/07greenwire-once-lowly-charcoal-emerges-as-major-tool-for-c-4963.html?ref=energy-environment

FYI
http://www.solarbillofrights.us/sign-on-now.html

FYI
1 gigawatt (800k homes) solar project in SE California
http://www.eenews.net/public/Landletter/2010/08/26/3

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