Upper Valley Press Release

350Vermont Brings Summer Pop-Up Series to the Upper Valley

 

July 19, 2017

CONTACT: Katherine Quaid, katherine@350vt.org (541-325-1058) OR Maeve McBride, maeve@350vt.org (802-999-2820)

 

Burlington, VT - 350Vermont’s Summer Pop-Up Series is taking the Burlington-based climate organization to four Vermont communities: St. Johnsbury, Rutland, the Upper Valley, and Bennington. July 26-29, the pop-up will make its third stop of the summer in the Upper Valley.

 

WHAT: 350Vermont takes its climate mission on the road, making the third stop of its statewide tour in the Upper Valley. It includes a traveling exhibit, a film screening, workshops, performances, kids’ activities, and more.

WHEN: July 26-29

WHERE: 350VT’s pop-up tent will be set up at the Hanover Farmers Market 3-6 PM on Wed. 7/26, at Fred Briggs Park (S. Main Street, White River Junction) 9 AM-5 PM on Thurs. 7/27 and Fri. 7/28, and at Fred Briggs Park 9 AM-2 PM on Sat. 7/29. Several workshops will be held at the Upper Valley Food Co-op and an anti-pipeline demonstration will take place 12-1 PM on Fri. 7/28 on Ledyard Bridge. A full schedule can be found at http://bit.ly/2uJIgAF.  

 

350VT’s Jen Lazar describes the pop-up as a “mix of a traveling roadshow, a listening tour, a fierce commitment to climate justice, a set of powerful workshops and trainings, the excitement of overnight summer camp, and incredible climate leaders from across the state.” The pop-up tent itself, featuring a raffle, info booths, art, postcard-writing, kids’ activities, and more, will “pop up” in Hanover and White River Junction next week.  

Other events, including cantastoria performances, an anti-pipeline demonstration, and workshops on themes ranging from “racial and climate justice” to “solidarity singing,” will be held at the Upper Valley Co-op. The pop-up is designed to engage more Vermonters in the movement for climate justice by building a network of community-run 350VT groups.

According to the 2016 Yale Climate Opinion Map, a majority of Vermonters (61%) are worried about global warming, but in many parts of this rural state, environmentally concerned Vermonters still feel isolated and, perhaps, powerless in the face of this overwhelming climate crisis. The summer pop-up will encourage people to get involved, take action, and build community.

 

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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 catalyze the cultural and systemic transformation needed to reverse climate change and return to 350 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere. Although we are an affiliated group of 350.org with a similar mission, 350VT is an independent organization, with local campaigns to divest the state pension fund, advocate for a carbon pollution tax, and stop any expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.