‘Rise for Climate Justice in Southeastern Indiana March’ planned in Lawrenceburg

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The local solarizing team that is promoting solar energy among home and business owners in Southeast Indiana and GinnFarms (a non-profit group supporting local food and sustainable behaviors) organized this march through downtown Lawrenceburg to bring awareness to grassroots efforts that demand urgent action on human-driven climate change from our elected leaders.  With mid-term elections around the corner we want to elect leaders who will stand with “we-the-people” rather than with corporations that control energy distribution mostly with fossil fuel resources.  Together, we can demonstrate broad support for climate action and lay the groundwork for new political leaders who are willing to reflect OUR priorities.The September 8th Peoples Climate March is a collaboration of organizations and advocates, including environmental activists, local community groups, faith organizations, arts and cultural leaders, labor unions and youth organizations who are coming together on behalf of bold action on climate change.Rise for Climate Justice in Southeastern Indiana March will meet outside the Community Center on 423 Walnut Street at 10:00am with participants walking to US 50 toward the Newtown Park.  (If it rains, we will meet inside the Center and decide upon a plan of action.  Bring umbrellas to use if the rain is not torrential.)  Park at the Center or on nearby streets.  At Newtown Park the group will engage with and distribute info sheets to farmer market vendors and their customers and then return to the Community Center along the same route.  From there those who still have any walk-power left will continue to the mayor’s office at 230 Walnut Street to deliver a letter with signatures of anyone who wishes to sign the letter requesting City Council action to begin using solar energy on municipal buildings ASAP.  For those who want to join this grass-roots event, but find it difficult to walk the route, please join the group at the park.The marchers will return to the Community Center and can disperse or stay awhile at the Center to share their concerns and insights as to how to encourage bold climate action in their cities and towns.  We will be asking the Mayor and City Council to commit to supporting clean energy resources beginning with municipal buildings.  We also hope that our state representatives will take this message to heart in their deliberations.Please make your own posters to carry so people watching us will know why we are marching.  Write your own messages or select from below:last_img read more