Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally on National Mall, Washington D.C.


The Earth Day CLIMATE RALLY is on Sunday, April 25, 2010, 11:00am - 7:00pm at Washington, D.C.

Created by Earth Day Network

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is quickly approaching, but the United States has failed to enact a comprehensive climate bill.

It is time to enact comprehensive climate legislation that will create American jobs, cap carbon emissions and secure our nation’s future. The first Earth Day was a success because 20 million Americans demonstrated their outrage for the state of the environment. Together, we can make Earth Day 2010 a pivotal moment in the environmental movement.

On Sunday, April 25, Earth Day Network will organize a massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress pass strong legislation. The Climate Rally will include notable speakers Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, author, Margaret Atwood, NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland and many more.

The Climate Rally will also feature live music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.
Please RSVP on
http://www.earthday.org/climaterally. A friendly reminder will be sent to notify you when we stream the live event on EarthDay.org.

Free buses to the Climate Rally

Earth Day Network is sponsoring free buses from New York City, Philadephia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Charleston WV, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Baltimore. RSVP today.

Buses to DC will park at RFK Stadium. There will be easy access to the Climate Rally by Metro Rail.

Driving to DC?

Vans, buses, and cars are encouraged to park at the RFK Stadium parking lot. There will be a shuttle service to the rally along with vendors and access to water. Please sign up to register your bus, van, or car ahead of time to park at RFK!

Take Metro to the Climate Rally

The Smithsonian stop on the blue/orange line is the preferred station.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Climate Rally needs volunteers. Please email volunteer@earthday.org to sign up.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know you can't make it. Will fill you in on all the details when we come back. K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Thanks so very much, K.! Can't wait to hear all about it! Hope the turnout is high and peaceful! :))

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

i beati said...

i planted today sandy smile smile

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi MZ! I hope it'll be a huge turnout. Just imagine, 2,000,000 Americans on the first Earth Day 40years ago! :)) Unfortunately, the computer has become the middle thing between a cause and free expression. :((

Bravo, Sandy! :))