350VERMONT PLANS STATEWIDE ACTIONS TO BOLSTER MAJOR CLIMATE MOBILIZATION

MEDIA ADVISORY

Sept. 7, 2018

Statewide Contact: Lily Jacobson, 350VT Volunteer Coordinator, lily@350vt.org, (831) 236-6247

350VERMONT PLANS STATEWIDE ACTIONS TO BOLSTER MAJOR CLIMATE MOBILIZATION

Burlington, Vermont -- On September 8, 350Vermont local groups and statewide partners will be holding actions as part of the global Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice mobilization. Tens of thousands of people around the world, representing faith, youth, justice and cities will be joining the Rise for Climate mobilization on September 8 to drive climate action and send a clear message to governments about what the will of the people really is ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by the Governor of California Jerry Brown that is taking place on September 12-14.

ACTIONS:

BENNINGTON: A Night of Action

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6:00 PM; Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside, Bennington, VT 05261

WHO: 350 Climate Advocates of Bennington, Rights and Democracy Bennington

CONTACT: Marshall Hudson-Knapp, hkfamily@sover.net, 802-753-8137

BRATTLEBORO: Windham County Rise for Climate - Rally & Ride

WHEN & WHERE: September 8, 2018  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, 570 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301

WHO: 350Brattleboro, VBike, Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation, Bellows Falls Community Bike Project, Mother Up!, Post Oil Solutions, Rich Earth Institute, Brattleboro Solidarity, Green Mountain Crossroads, and more.

CONTACT: Abby Mnookin, abby@350vt.org, 802-490-6393 ;Daniel Quipp, Daniel.quipp@gmail.com, 347-977-1192

BURLINGTON: Paddle & Drum with Pride: Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice, Water

WHEN & WHERE: September 8, 2018, 4:30 PM; Lake Champlain Perkins Pier, Burlington, VT 05401

WHO: 350Burlington, Sierra Club - Vermont Chapter, Wabunowin Dawn Society

CONTACT: Michelle Robbins, michelle.robbins.vt@gmail.com, 802-730-5446

MANCHESTER: Rise for Climate March

WHEN & WHERE: September 8, 2018, 10:00 AM; Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255

WHO: Earth Matters, Northshire Bookstore, MoveOn Manchester

CONTACT: Anne D’Olivo, dolivoanne@gmail.com;  Jen Lalor, 802-688-3392

MONTPELIER: Picnic & Fair for Climate, Jobs, & Justice

WHEN & WHERE: September 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Vermont State House Lawn, 115 State St., Montpelier, VT 05633

WHO: Central Vermont Climate Action[,Vermont Natural Resource Council ?][Rural Vermont]

CONTACT: Jane Pekol, 1stgreenisgold@gmail.com, 802-279-9178

RUTLAND: Routes to Resilience

WHEN & WHERE: September 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Vermont Farmers Food Center, 251 West Street, Rutland, VT 05701

WHO: 350Vermont, Chaffee Art Center, Vermont Farmers Food Center, SunCommon, Same Sun of Vermont

CONTACT: Candy Jones, seajones55@yahoo.com, 802-775-6597

 

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ABOUT 350VERMONT:

350Vermont is a statewide organization in Vermont working to build a grassroots movement to reverse climate change. 350Vermont’s mission is to organize, educate, and support people in Vermont to work together for climate justice – resisting fossil fuels, building momentum for alternatives, and transforming our communities toward justice and resilience. Although we are an affiliated group of 350.org with a similar mission, 350VT is an independent organization, with local campaigns to bring about solutions to climate change, advocate for a carbon pollution tax, and stop any expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.

For more information, visit: 350vermont.org/rise-for-climate

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