Hundreds to Take Part in Regional Climate Action Rally in Concord
CONCORD, MA--On October 24, from 2-3:30 p.m., people from Middlesex County Massachusetts and beyond will gather at Concord’s famed Old North Bridge in Minute Man National Historical Park for a Regional Energy Revolution Rally. This event—one of more than 3,000 rallies in more than 150 nations—is being coordinated by Bill McKibben’s 350.org to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. This is the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific data point:
scientists have concluded that 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe upper limit to maintain a hospitable planet.
The Regional Rally will include Minutemen, concerned citizens, climate activists, politicians, students, faith groups, and more. Along with speakers, there will be a fife and drum; folk singers, petitions to sign, and a giant model of the Earth towering above the crowd. People can send their own thoughts by making a “Massage to Copenhagen” flag. All the cloth flags will eventually be sent to Copenhagen to be displayed. In the “Pull for the Planet,” at 3 p.m., a lone polar bear will battle “bucket-heads,” (climate change deniers, skeptics, and ne’er do wells) in a rope-pull, trying to maintain CO2 at a safe 350 parts per million. The event will conclude with a group photo in front of Concord’s Minuteman Statue – that
image will then appear on the big screen in New York’s Times Square.
Contact Berni Jenkins @ email@example.com to find out how you can join the activities in your own town or just come to the Minuteman National Park by the Old North Bridge and be part of this international event.