Take the Pledge to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels
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About The Event
Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE) and Beverly's Solar Now! are teaming up with folks from all over New England for the next global climate change event organized by 350.org!
Bike riders will depart the Beverly solar field at 11:30 am and ride past Salem's soon-to-be-closed coal plant, to Winter Island to see the proposed wind turbine site, then on the the Salem Ferry landing. Others who are not bringing a bike, or who want to join the group later can meet at the Ferry, which will leave for Boston at 1:00 pm. In Boston, we can regroup and have lunch at the Cleanwater Action offices, then join one of the Parades of Solutions at 3:00 heading to Christopher Columbus park for the massive climate rally starting at 3:50pm.
We're asking our group to wear green and blue so that we stand out in transit, and bring whatever props, signs, etc that you think express our vision for Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels. We will have some pinwheels to share (representing wind power) and a couple of banners. SAFE can print a banner, and is looking for input on what it should say--send in your suggestions, or make your own signs or creative visuals!
11:30 am leave
100 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA
1:00 pm Ferry leaves Salem
10 Blaney St. Salem, MA 01970
(near the House of Seven Gables)
Round trip is normally $19, but we may get a group rate--updates to come.
Once in Boston (around 2:00) head for Clean Water Action office
262 Washington St. 6th floor, Boston MA 02108
**Please let us know if you would like to have lunch at Clean Water Action! They have graciously offered to provide lunch for a limited group, but need an approximate head count.**
Or stay around Long Wharf North and wait to join the parade at 3:00.
3:50-6pm: Rally for Solutions at Columbus Waterfront Park (Aquarium T). New England will join the rest of the world in a peaceful, festive rally calling on leaders at all levels to take action to speed the transition away from fossil fuels. We will take a photo for 350.org and local media, encourage people to share ideas, create new connections, find out how to get involved, have fun, and hear from leaders among us.
We can travel home by Ferry (leaving Boston at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00) or Commuter Train (leaving North Station at 5:30, 7:15, 8:30, 10:15).
PLAN TO BRING:
layers for various weather conditions (in green and blue if possible!)
money for the ferry ($19 round trip, though it could be less)
lunch or money if you do not plan to eat at Clean Water Action
creative displays of climate solutions! (optional--we'd be happy just to have you attend, so no pressure!)
Please RSVP so we have a rough head count!
Let me know if you have questions or suggestions!
Find out more about the Boston event here: http://www.moving-planet.org/events/us/boston/433