Moving Planet San Antonio
About The Event
Come to Moving Planet on bike or foot or reduce your carbon footprint by riding VIA transit that day to get to the events we are planning -- there are TWO places to go -- come to one or both! At the Pearl, start at the 350.org table to see the Mayor's Proclamation that declared September Climate Change Awareness Month in San Antonio.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Moving Planet Fair at the Pearl (200 E. Grayson in the Breezeway of the Full Goods Building)
Info and hands-on activities on local bike and walk initiatives, green building, community gardening, renewable energy, VIA's hybrid Classroom-on-Wheels, a Family Workshop offered by Architecture Foundation San Antonio, and a noon Poetry Reading at the Twig. COSTUME CONTEST (see below) at 10:00 a.m.
Great Roster of Speakers:
10:40 a.m. : State Representative Mike Villareal to Speak
11 a.m. : Texas A & M Climate Scientists, Dr. Gunnar Schade and Dr. Gerald North, will be featured speakers.
Noon: Congressman Lloyd Doggett
Come by the 350.org table to receive a Moving Planet 350 racebib to wear for big group photos to be taken at 10:30 a.m. and at noon in the Breezeway. At the 350.org table, make a pledge to reduce your carbon footprint in print, on-line, or on video. We'll be making a video to inspire others. So bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Spread the word!
COSTUME CONTEST: Decorate your bike, come in costume! At 10:00 a.m. in the Pearl Breezeway we'll pick the top bike and top person decorated with a Climate Change/Moving Planet theme. Prizes are gift certificates to the Twig Bookstore.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebration at the Health Collaborative (1002 N. Flores at the corner of Euclid and Flores, across the street from Green Vegetarian Cafe)
From the Pearl, hop on your bike or walk or hail a pedicab for the 1.6 miles to our second venue. While there, learn about Community Gardens, worm composting, sustainable farming, and solar ovens. Watch a photostream of Moving Planet events taking place around the planet. Bust a pinata shaped like a gaz guzzling Hummer to symbolically break our addiction to fossil fuels. The pinatas will be filled with green surprises. Other activities will include: The Bexar Greens doing an "organic" monopoly theme game for families. Alamo Bike Shop will be doing a bike safety workshop, Green Earth Oil giving demonstrations on the environmental advantages of their green products, the City of San Antonio Metro Health District, and a photo exhibit on sustainable farming.
Both Moving Planet venues are family friendly. Bring friends and family, neighbors and colleagues. The bigger the crowd, the bigger the message San Antonio sends to the world that we are ready to work on solutions to the challenge of climate change.
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