The sun sets on a great day of climate action
What an amazing day! We were just featured on the WCSH-6 TV news at 6:00. We have gotten back to the bus and are headed home. Hopefully the wind and snow have stopped by the time we get home tomorrow morning.
We are at the White House
Sunday 1:15 p.m.
The photo is a little blurry, but I wanted you share a photo from the bus at 15 minutes
from our destination (7:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17). Excitement on the bus is building as we look forward to our arrival and the reason we’re here: to send a clear message to President Obama and Congress that it’s time to move #ForwardOnClimate!
You can see some pictures of our group as we gathered and boarded the bus in Portland, Maine here: http://tinyurl.com/c8ayup5
Follow our trip on Twitter @NRCMenvironment. You can follow the whole rally at #ForwardOnClimate.
More updates coming in the morning. As of this posting at 10:25 p.m., we have made it to Massachusetts and stopped to switch bus drivers. Our new driver, Lee, is a very strong supporter of climate action. We are sure he will get us to DC safe and sound by morning.
On the Road to Climate Action
by Emmie Theberge, NRCM Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator
I’m headed to D.C. this weekend with 30 NRCM members for the historic Forward on Climate rally. We will join tens of thousands of people from across the nation to march on Washington for climate action!
This is going to be a momentous event. Whether you’re meeting us in D.C. or will be watching from home, you can follow the action on NRCM’s Facebook page, website, or Twitter feed. We will also be adding updates to this blog post, so come back often to learn the latest from the Forward on Climate Rally.
Will you be in D.C.?
Whether you’re coming from Maine or elsewhere, I hope to see you down there! More than 200 Mainers will be travelling down via bus, train, and carpools. We’ll meet up at the National World War II memorial on Sunday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a Maine climate gathering in advance of the big rally! I hope all those who love Maine will join us there!
Your photos will help us capture the excitement of the event and will help send the message, visually, that we want action on climate NOW! So please share your photos with us in real time or after we return! You can email them to email@example.com or share them on NRCM’s Facebook page.
Can’t make it?
If you can’t make the trip to D.C. this weekend, you can still send a message to President Obama urging him to take action to combat climate change.
Climate change is the most important environmental problem we face. It is already having a devastating effect in Maine, the nation, and the planet. This demonstration is an opportunity to give our President and Congress the support they need to take bold action on climate change. Mainers spoke out loudly and clearly at the Portland tar sands rally last month, and now we are bringing that message to Washington, D.C.!
I cannot wait to be down there and feel the energy from this enormous climate movement. I know that I will be bringing with me the support of thousands of NRCM members and activists like you.