Yo Detroit! Step It Up this Saturday!

National Day of Climate Action is this Saturday, November 3, nationwide, and you can and should take part. The Environmental Movement is on the move and this Saturday presents a great chance to stop complaining about how little is being done to curb greenhouse gases and to start doing something about it politically. Communities of environmentally conscious Michiganders are gathering for two events in Warren and two events in Ann Arbor.

Michigan is rich in both natural resources and in natural resource polluters. In order to retain the former, the latter have to change. Unfortunately, the polluting powers that be will need some shoving before they will reform.

Let’s start taking a stand this weekend.

By the way, I just watched Who Killed the Electric Car? this weekend and couldn’t get out of bed for a day I was so depressed afterward. But the next day, I wanted to get out there and do something. This weekend can be the beginning of that “doing something” for me and for you.

2 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

    i think by staying home and not attending any of these rallys members of congress are doing their part by not burning any fossil fuel when we all know if they actually did show up and speak about their goals it’d be nothing more than a bunch of “I plan to introduce a bill that would…whatever”, no real action, just a bunch of ideas they think the audience wants to hear and hopes that the audience will forget. seriously, not flying in from all over the country will help more.

  2. Scotter (unregistered) on October 31st, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    Max, you make a good point: we need to hold our politicians accountable and we need to call them out when we sense the slightest hint of lip service.

    However, that’s exactly why our leaders need to see how many constituents support climate control. They need to see our anger at the current president’s fight against conservation for the benefit of the rich.

    In addition, this session of Congress has just ended. They’re all heading home right now anyway, so this event has been optimally scheduled to save our representatives who do attend an additional trip from Washington, DC, and back.

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