Saturday, May 5, 2012

Global Day for Climate Action: LOCAL EVENT TODAY

Today, all around our planet, people will connect the dots between fossil fuel extraction, global warming, health and the extreme weather that has reshaped so much of the American landscape this year. The global event is being coordinated by, a climate action campaign that advocates a transition to clean energy.

WHAT: RALLY: Move beyond fossil fuels -- Shift to clean, sustainable energy
WHERE: In front of the Coal-fired power plant at 3500 River Rd, Tonawanda [Map]
WHEN: 1pm - 3pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012
WEAR: Black if possible

  •  Alan Lockwood, accomplished Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at UB, Director and Co-Chair of the Environmental Health Committee and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Rita Yelda, anti-fracking rockstar, of Food and Water Watch. She's also the founder of WNY Drilling Defense
  • Subhashni Raj, organizer from the Pacific Islands of Fiji, which are being impacted by rising sea levels, flooding, and loss of coral reefs
  • Bill Nowak, a well-established pillar in the community, on behalf of the Sierra Club's Clean Energy Campaign
  • Henry Raess, cycling visionary at Green Options (GO) Buffalo, to talk about green transportation alternatives
  • Andrew Randazzo, organizer for's Buffalo Chapter and advocate for local citizens affected by the coal-burning plant
The event is hosted by Teresa Watson and Andrew Randazzo.

Link to a cool flyer is HERE

Announcement of the event in The Buffalo News.

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