Apr 7, 2007
Join hundreds of Americans across the nation on Saturday, April 14 for National Day of Climate Action, and there will be hundreds and hundreds of rallies all across the country. It’s being called “Step it Up 2007,” and the group hopes to focus attention on global warming and climate change by having gatherings in every state, and in many of America's most iconic places: on the levees in New Orleans, on top of the melting glaciers on Mt. Rainier, even underwater on the endangered coral reefs off Key West.
Rallies will also be held outside churches, along the tide lines in our coastal cities, in cornfields and forests and on statehouse steps. Every group will be saying the same thing: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80 percent by 2050." As people gather, the group will link pictures of the protests together electronically via the web.
There are 40 gatherings in Michigan, and here in Howell volunteers will be available at Recycle Livingston, 70 Catrell Dr., from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to offer free tire pressure check and filling, information on at least 50 ways to reduce energy consumption and a chance for people to write their congressman. Call Recycle Livingston at (517)-548-4439 for information or to RSVP, or you can RSVP on line.
One of the biggest rallies is being sponsored by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, a non-partisan organization to educate voters about how their legislators vote on the environment and to hold those legislators accountable, in Ann Arbor.
The rally begins at noon at Ingalls Mall on the University of Michigan campus - between Burton Memorial Tower and the Michigan League. There will be a variety of speakers – including U.S. Rep. John Dingell and Ann Arbor mayor John C. Hieftje - and a group picture will be taken from the Clock Tower at 1 P.M.
Immediately following the picture, the group will trek down to Argo Park, and at 2 P.M. the group will float and paddle together on the Huron River to enjoy the peace that the waters provide.
For more details and to RSVP, please contact Pam Bierzynski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-222-9650.