NEW HAVEN, CT – This Saturday hundreds of citizens, educators, government officials, energy industry representatives, churches and farmers from around Connecticut will bike, walk and take the bus to the New Haven Green for “Moving Connecticut,” a rally in conjunction with events around the world highlighting the need for a swift and responsible transition to lower-carbon fuels and a more sustainable way of life. Elected officials and agency representatives will speak, and a statement of support from Governor Malloy will be read. Bicyclists will make a mass tour of the city, and the day will be rounded out with music and a showing of the film Wall-E…powered by bicycle!
Where: New Haven Green
Elm and Church St, New Haven, CT
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
4:00 PM – Critical Mass bike ride around New Haven
5:00 – 7:00 PM – Rally on the Green with speakers, elected officials, presentations and group photo
Stewart Hudson, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Alex Kragie, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Kel Youngs, Barnard Enviromental Magnet School
State and local elected officials and agency representatives
Hundreds of Connecticut citizens!
Visuals: Huge bicycle ride (departs from Green at 4 PM, returns by 5 PM)
Hundreds of citizens forming giant “350” for group photo (5 – 5:30 PM)
Speakers and musicians on stage with crowd (5 – 8 PM)
Bicycle-powered showing of Wall-E (8 PM)
Events in other towns to include tree plantings, enviro-themed circus performance
Events in New Haven are part of a worldwide day of action calling for a fossil fuel-free world. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in 2,000 events across the globe, including five-mile hikes and 350-hour bike rides, symbolizing a move towards solutions to climate change. In Connecticut, additional events are taking place in Hartford, New London, Cheshire, East Haddam, Hamden, Middletown, Mystic, New Canaan, Trumbull, Wallingford, Watertown, West Hartford, Willimantic, Wilton and Woodbridge. Please visit http://350ct.org/move/events for more information.
350.org is an international grassroots climate campaign dedicated to science-based solutions to climate change. “350” stands for 350 parts per million, what scientists consider to be the safe upper limit of carbon in the atmosphere. We are currently at 392ppm.
Logo available for download at http://www.350ct.org/resources