Wednesday, April 11, 2007

LVDC to Sponsor Climate Action Day

The Lehigh Valley Democratic Coalition is one of many sponsors inviting everyone, left and right, Green and Libertarian, to attend a climate action day this Saturday in south side Bethlehem. I've been asked to post this message.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CLIMATE ACTION DAY!

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2007, is the National Day of Action on Climate Change. On April 14, citizens across the country will hold more than 1,000 rallies to demand strong action on climate change. Thousands of people will come together with the message that we need to act on climate change now: Step It Up Congress! Cut Carbon Dioxide Emissions 80% by 2050!

LEHIGH VALLEY RESIDENTS will come together on the southside of Bethlehem at 1 pm. Please Join us on the southside of Bethlehem! We will have a bandshell in the parking lot by 3rd and New streets. We have plenty of activities planned to raise awareness of the climate change issue while having fun. The schedule:

1 pm to 5 pm
* Create messages to let our elected officials know we need to act on climate change
* Talk to more than 15 organizations and get ideas of positive things YOU can do to make a difference on climate change
* See demonstrations including a car that runs on biofuels
* Ask the expert! Get your climate change questions answered

1 pm to 2 pm
Music: Singer Songwriter Prem Siri Kaur 2 pm to 2:30 pm
Speakers:
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan (confirmed)
Northampton County John Stoffa (invited)
Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham (invited)
State Representative Steve Samuelson (confirmed)
Staff of U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (invited)

2:30 pm to 2:40 pm
Pictures! Group picture in front of banner (to be sent to Step It Up and local elected officials)

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Music: The Paul Thiessen Band

3:30 pm to 4 pm
Speakers: From Lehigh Valley organizations (to be determined)

4 pm to 5 pm
Music: The Octave Below

CAN YOU JOIN US and spread the word?If you can, let us know you are coming. Then, please spread the word about April 14 by forwarding this message. The more people, the more effective our voice will be.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Visit Step it Up to learn more about the day's events, both in the Lehigh Valley and nationally. Or, contact Clothesline Organics at 610-691-0111.

THANK YOU! We will see you and your friends April 14 at 1 pm on the southside of Bethlehem for a day of actions, community-building, and fun!

Sponsoring Organizations: Clothesline Organics * Home & Planet * Alliance for Sustainable Communities - Lehigh Valley * Bethlehem Freecycle * Circle Of Stones Ritual Theatre Ensemble * Coalition for Appropriate Transportation * Comfort & Joy * Edge of the Woods Nursery * Green Valley Coalition * The Heat Shed * The Illick's Mill Project * Joanne Kostecky Garden Design * Joyce Moore Financial Services * Lehigh Valley Biodiesel Cooperative * Lehigh Valley Beyond Oil * LEPOCO * Lehigh Valley Democratic Coalition * Lehigh Valley Green Builders Forum * Lehigh Valley Vegetarians * MidAtlantic Renewable Energy Association * Quiet Creek Farm * Sierra Club - Lehigh Valley Chapter * Students for Sustainable Development - Lehigh University * Sustainable Business Network of the Lehigh Valley * Wadsworth & Co. * Wildlands Conservancy

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!! The climate is changing, the climate is changing what an observation and this has never happened before. Someone please explain the Jurassic period to me. The last time Congress did an environmental thing for us we got blends and blends and blends of gasoline. Price of gas now approaching $3 per gallon. You want to get to alternative fuels in a hurry turn your heat and speed up.

R Fleer said...

Lyndon LaRouche said: "We can sustain 25,000,000,000 people easily." That was 15-20 years ago.

He's probably up to 50,000,000,000 by now.

Maybe when we have five trees left and "dirty brown dishwater" to drink we will figure it out.

Schmeh, schmeh.