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Climate march in Keene April 29


Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:32AM

 

The Climate Action Team of the Monadnock Progressive Alliance will hold its People’s Climate March and Rally on April 29 in downtown Keene.

The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a meet-up of all marchers with signs, costumes, puppets and noise makers in the parking lot behind Margarita’s restaurant. At 10 a.m. the march will take place up both sides of Main Street and up to Central Square. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the rally continues with speakers and music provided by local musicians.

Speakers include Duncan Watson, assistant director of public works, solid waste manager, speaking about the Keene’s solar array project; Professor Michael Simpson, director at the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience at Antioch University New England; Joel Huberman, from the Citizens Climate Lobby, speaking about creating political will for climate solutions and the group’s carbon fee and dividend proposal; and a guest speaker from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

At 2 p.m. there will be a showing of the film “The Burden: Fossil Fuel, The Military and National Security” at the Keene Public Library co-sponsored by the Monadnock Chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. The film is the first documentary about dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long-term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading the transition away from oil.

The event is part of a national movement organized by The People’s Climate Movement and is a “sister” rally to many organized all over the United States. This event is is co-sponsored by Keene’s Cities for Climate Protection Committee in conjunction with the Climate Action Team of the Monadnock Progressive Alliance.

The Monadnock Progressive Alliance holds meetings in Keene, Peterborough and Milford. Its mission is to organize grassroots community actions. For more information go to monadproalliance.org or call Heather Stockwell at 563-8499.