This past Saturday 9/24, Nick and I represented our church, South Church in Andover MA, at the Moving Planet rally in Boston. More than 1000 people turned out to rally for environmental stewardship, clean energy, and for moving beyond fossil fuels. The weather turned out fine, if very humid. It was a great day for a rally with a lively and friendly crowd
South Church was there with other UCC churches and other religious and community groups from around NE. I had a chance to say hello to UCC minister Rebee Girash from Arlington. I got to hear Episcopal Bishop Bud Cederholm speak. A great group of high school students from Boston Latin energized the crowd with their ideas, passion and cool costumes. Look for the "green people", Buzz Lightyear and traditionally dressed colonials in the pictures below. There was music from live bands and a bicycle-powered sound system. The event was hosted by Steve Curwood from NPR's Living On Earth radio show.
This rally was just one of more than 2000 Moving Planet rallies that day in 175 countries around the world. 350.org is getting people motivated and connected! The purpose was to get out there, to be seen and to let our voices be heard - and also to connect and build a movement. It's time to move beyond fossil fuels. Our government in the US and governments around the world need to get the message!
Here's the Boston group photo, plus other photos from the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizzion/6181776158/in/photostream
A great day, and a sign of even bigger things to come.