Beyond Fossil Fuels: Moving Planet Rally

Moving Planet, September 24, 2011, is a worldwide rally to join forces and demand policy and social-behavior change on climate issues. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, they encourage us to use Moving Planet as, “A day to put our demands for climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels.”

Events take place all over the country with an agenda to, “Demand government action, especially in places where governments are stalling on climate action despite the overwhelming urgency of the science.”

Each Moving Planet demonstration in each locale will be different, with the theme determined by local issues and logistics: “We encourage organizers to adapt the idea for Moving Planet to what is most appropriate and strategic locally. Possible action ideas include mass bike rides or marches, bike or walk to school/work days, a march or bike ride from a problem (e.g. coal plant) to a solution (i.e. solar plant), a mass march or bike ride to encircle a government building/deliver a petition, non-violent direct action at fossil fuel targets, and a long multi-day march or bike ride to demonstrate commitment.”

There are several events in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose and Redwood City. If you’re anywhere else in the US or the world, check out the Find an Event guide.

- Jocelyn Broyles

Headline image © Richard Masoner

31 comments

Penny C.
penny C.3 years ago

Thanks.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

thanks for the info

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

thanks

Serkan C.
Serkan C.4 years ago

mitsubishi klima

Jos� Mar�a Olmo

Good to know. Thanks

Ingo S.
Ingo Schreiner5 years ago

good to know
thanks

Kevin Beegoo
Kevin Beegoo5 years ago

Biking is healthy too

Douglas S.
Douglas S.5 years ago

Good idea and thank you for sharing!

sandra m.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks

Gianna Macias
Gianna Macias5 years ago

Interesting. People pressure your politicians with your votes, boycotting and or protesting,