McKibben Announces Moving Planet: Phase Two Of The Tar Sands Action

When all was said and done, 1,252 people representing over 600,000 petition signers, went to jail for their willingness to stand in front of the White House and tell President Obama that the United States wants nothing to do with the Keystone XL pipeline.

“But,” wrote 350.org activist Bill McKibben on the last day of the protest, “this movement does more than sign petitions: many of you stood strong in front of the White House risking arrest, and protesters on every continent have picketed outside embassies and consulates. That makes sense, for global warming is the one problem that affects everyone everywhere.”

According to McKibben, the next step in this global protest is to transform dreams of a cleaner, more sustainable planet into reality.

On Sept. 24, concerned individuals from around the world will participate in Moving Planet — a massive day of climate action. Moving Planet will be a day to put demands for climate action into motion — by marching, biking, skating — showing the world there is a way to move beyond fossil fuels.

“We’re not just a movement that opposes things, we’re also a movement that dreams of what’s coming,” wrote McKibben, “On September 24, on bike and on foot and on boards, we’re going to point the way towards that future. By days’ end, we’ll have shown why the bicycle is more glamorous than the car, and why the people have the potential to be more powerful than the polluters.”

Inspired by the civil disobedience you saw in Washington D.C.? Start or join a local event today to get involved in your community.

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50 comments

Roger B.
Roger Bird4 years ago

Just a reminder, James: The excess CO2 is being sucked up by the trees that are fertilized and therefore growing faster by the excess CO2. Now, as far as the other pollutants that we put out that are not fertilizers, hopefully some microbes will come a long and break them down. But I don't know about what is going on with those real pollutants.

James Hager
James Hager4 years ago

good read, thanks!

Help me offset CO2 production by signing my petition
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-offset-our-carbon-footprint/

Cesar V.
Cesar Villanueva4 years ago

the tar sands are a cancer

Jan W.
Jan W.4 years ago

I was looking for something in SD. What happened, SD? There is nothing planned.

dawn p.
dawn phelps4 years ago

I agree

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle4 years ago

Couldn't be in D.C., but looked up and found 4 events in Austin, to participate in on Sept. 24. Yea!!!

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti4 years ago

The Earth goes through her own cycles. Witness the Ice Age. We don't have to complicate matters by poisoning her. We need to clean up our act and let Mother Earth do her thing as she will.

Vivianne Mosca-Clark

when the people come together.....there are more of' us' then there is of 'them'.

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim4 years ago

Awesome! I'm in :)

Monica D.
M D.4 years ago

I encourage everyone here to join the gorup Alternative Transportation here on Care2. You can join at the group's home page at http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/alttransport .