Moving Planet Seattle
Earth Ministry invites you to Moving Planet Seattle, a day to move beyond fossil fuels! Join us for workshops, family fun, live music, and a climate rally at 2pm.
Sep 24, 2011
from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
|Where||Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA|
|Contact Name||Jessie Dye|
|Contact Phone||(206) 632-2426|
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Earth Ministry invites all of our wonderful faith community members and friends to join us at Moving Planet Seattle on September 24. Together we can lead in protecting creation and moving beyond fossil fuels.
Our day is sponsored by Earth Ministry, Climate Solutions, and the Sierra Club along with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Department of Transportation, the Office of Sustainability and many community partners.
Please come to this important gathering for workshops, a festival of motion, and rally for clean energy and transportation solutions. There will be activities for the whole family. Try Stand-Up Paddleboards, Yoga for Bikers, eBikes and more!
Join us to take action to oppose coal export from our ports and support great, sustainable transportation options.
Click here for Earth-friendly ways to get to Moving Planet
10am-12pm at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave North
Ready, set, make a difference! Learn how to be a powerful advocate at two concurrent workshops:
- Beyond Oil: Transportation For Washington Too many Washingtonians lack access to public transit and can’t even walk or bike safely in their communities. Washingtonians deserve better! We can invest in a transportation system that gives us clean, safe, and convenient transit choices. Join the local fight for transportation reform!
- Power Past Coal: Stopping Coal Exports, Big Coal wants to ship millions of tons of coal per year through Washington to Asia. We have worked hard to end our reliance on coal here in WA, now it’s time to continue our work to protect our health and our environment.
RSVP for the workshops here.
Have Fun, Get Active, and Learn More
10am-2pm at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N.
Lunch at tasty food trucks, and explore the tables to learn more about climate action from non-profit partners. Then, ride an eBike, get an Undrivers License, Skate Like A Girl, check out the FamilyBikes Expo, take FeetFirst walks, join a mini-yacht flotilla, or choose from numerous other options!
* Rally to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels!
2-3pm Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N.
This is the place to be today - no matter where you spent your morning, come jam to the sounds of The Black Whales at 1pm and rally for a sustainable future at 2pm. Community leaders will inspire and motivate us to take action for creation. Speakers include:
- Michael McGinn, Mayor of Seattle
- Christopher Williams, Seattle Parks & Recreation Superintendent
- Sarah van Gelder, YES! magazine Executive Editor
- KC Golden, Climate Solutions Policy Director
- Lisa Quinn, Feet First Executive Director
- Rev. Rich Lang, University Temple UMC
Our MC for the rally is LeeAnne Beres of Earth Ministry!
Engage on Environmental Justice
4:30-6pm Plymouth United Church of Christ, 1217 6th Ave
Hear recipients of the David Brower Youth Award given to outstanding young adults who are working on environmental justice issues in their home communities. Stay for a reception marking the launch of the new national United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Center in the Seattle area.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of a city-wide effort to move beyond fossil fuels!
Hosts: 350 Washington State • Climate Solutions • Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light • Pacific Northwest Conference, UCC • Sierra Club • Transportation for Washington • Washington Environmental Council
Gold Sponsors: Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment • Seattle Parks & Recreation • Seattle Department of Transportation
Silver Sponsors: Bishop’s Committee for the Environment, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia • Plymouth United Church of Christ • ZipCar
Community Sponsors: Ballard Greenways, Beacon BIKES, The Bike Share Group, BikeWorks, Cascade Bicycle Club, Center for Wooden Boats, CoolMom, Feet First, Haulin Colin, NW E-Bike Network, The Production Network, SCALLOPS, Seattle Electric Bike, Skate Like a Girl, Spokespeople, Undriving, Walk-Bike-Ride