Saturday, October 29, 2011

The GREEN MOVEMENT is ALIVE! Your presence is required!

There is so much energy in the Green Movement right now and there are many opportunities to make a difference.   

Here is a list of really important events that you can attend.  You are needed, wanted, invited.   It is fun, and it is important.  

Bill McKibben says we can't beat the corporations out with money (they have more than we'll ever have), but we can show up and stand up with our bodies and voices. We are the 99%.  We will be heard.  


Please help build this movement and engage with activists.

Sunday's activities begin at 11AM inside the Atrium at 60 Wall Street (East of Broadway), Subway: # 2,3,4,5 to Wall St.

SCHEDULE: Climate Justice Day #1

11-12:30 Panel Discussion: (60 Wall St Atrium) Nightmare on Wall St: Capitalism and the Roots of the Ecological Crisis, Shut Down Indian Point
12:30-1:00 Lunch
TEACH-INs (Liberty Square, East Stairs, by Red Sculpture)
1:00-2:00 Mountain Top Removal/Coal Mining Tar Sands Action, Beehive Collective
2:00-3:00 Fracking UFA, Frack Action, Gasland, Clare Donohue
3:00-4:00 Nuclear Shut Down Indian Point, Todos Somos Japon, Eco-Logic, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
4:00-5:00 Tar Sands Tar Sands Action
5:00-6:00 Renewable Energy NYU Prof. Lisa DiCaprio, Michael Roche
6:00-7:00 Closing Remarks / Next Steps Josh Fox, Joshua Kahn Russell, Ken Gale, Gusti Swartz

November 2, 3 pm NYC Japanese Consulate--anti-nuclear and #Occupy Event.  Stop the Spreading of Contaminated Rubble in Japan. 299 Park Ave # 19 New York, NY 10171-0025
A Japanese mother in the U.S. is organizing a protest to stop the spreading, incinerating and dumping of contaminated rubble in Tokyo Bay.  She is delivering a petition (with thousands of signatures on it) to halt this action to the Japanese Consulate.  The event is being staged as an Occupy protest.  On the same day, Bianca Jagger is carrying this petition to the Japanese Consulate in London, and a group being led by Kim Roberson ( are planning a similar action in San Francisco.  (If you wish to join or help Kim, feel frree to contact her directly).  Join us in this Occupy Protest in NYC.  I will be there!  Sign the petition to stop the spreading of contaminated rubble here

November 6:  Tar Sands Action Day in Washington DC: 
This is a critical Action!  We need you in D.C.!  

We will encircle the whole White House to ask President Obama to reject Keystone XL and live up to his promise to free us from the tyranny of oil. In doing so, we want to remind him of the power of the movement that he rode to the White House in 2008. This is bigger than any one person - President or no - and we will carry on, with or without him.                                                                                                  
We'll be getting started at around 2 pm, and finishing up early evening. We'll be carrying signs with Obama's own words to show him we haven't forgotten his promises.  Sign up here to the Tar Sands Action in DC to push President Obama to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  All the information you need is at this link.
November 21st Stop Fracking on the Delaware Action  (Trenton, NJ)
This is a crucial day for fracking legislation in the New York, NJ, and Delaware.  
November 21, 2011, the Delaware River  Basin Commission made up of four governors from New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania and a federal agent will meet in West Trenton to vote on whether or not to allow fracking in the Delaware River Basin, the drinking water source for over 15 million people in the region. This will immediately impact the drinking water of 1.5million people in Philadelphia. Be present on November 21!  9:15 AM — 12:00 PM, New Jersey War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive Trenton, N.J. 
We need you there at 9:15 am to protest fracking.  There are buses and ride shares planned as explained in the following link:  If you want to go, sign up here
If you can't go to this action-- call, write letters, or sign the anti-fracking petition at this link (phone numbers and contact information are at this link as well).   Also, especially important for New York Residents, write a hand-written letter to Governor Cuomo at this link.  New York is in the brink of starting major fracking upstate, and this will pollute our water, air, and destroy beautiful upstate areas forever.  It will impact the water safety of NYC city and more.  Tell Cuomo you are opposed!  Hand-written letters are proven to make a much stronger impact on your politicians.  They view a hand-written letter as real vote.  Get others to write a letter, too!    

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