Get on the Rally Bus!
Stressing the need for action at the international Climate Change Talks this December in Paris, three North Bay environmental organizations have teamed up to encourage Sonoma County residents to join in a national climate mobilization campaign.
350 Sonoma County, Sonoma County Conservation Action and the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club are pooling their resources to provide bus transportation to the NorCal Climate Mobilization march and rally in Oakland November 21. In addition, 350 Sonoma County is inviting residents to participate in the “Redwood Revolution Community Climate Art Project” which will produce a ”forest” of redwood shaped recycled cardboard signs to deliver messages of hope and action at the Oakland rally.
The Paris Climate talks offer the greatest opportunity in years for new international government action to address climate change. New Obama Administration climate policies, China’s willingness to begin new climate programs, the incredible moral force of Pope Francis, as well as increasing occurrences of climate disruption set the stage for real action in Paris. Without massive citizen action however, governments will not go nearly as far as necessary in signing serious binding commitments to curb global warming. The November 21 Climate Mobilization and similar events around the country and world will tell our leaders that significant action is needed now.
The three North Bay groups have teamed up to rent buses that will leave from the Federal Building in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma State University. Buses will leave from the Santa Rosa Federal Building at 9am and return at 4pm on Saturday, November 21st. Roundtrip bus tickets are $20. In addition, the Sierra Club is sponsoring a special bus for Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University students at a reduced rate of $5. The bus will pick up and return students to the Santa Rosa Federal Building and the SSU campus.
To purchase bus tickets go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2414149
*Sonoma County residents can also participate in the Redwood Revolution Community Art Project.
For the project, hundreds of Sonoma County residents are creating redwood trees made out of triangles of recycled cardboard that contain images and messages of climate hope and of what we love and want to protect. A moving forest of these trees will be carried at the NorCal Climate Mobilization on November 21.st On December 12th the triangles will be assembled into one giant redwood tree to be photographed aerially at a Sonoma County location This is the day after international climate negotiations conclude in Paris and is an international day of climate action. The image will be Sonoma County’s message of climate hope to the world. Please visit 350sonomacounty.org for more information about the Redwood Revolution Community Art Project.
- Create a triangle out of cardboard that has a base between 16-26 inches and a height between 9-12 inches
- Decorate your triangle with images of what you care about in Sonoma County or the world (animals, trees, plants, open spaces, etc.). You can use any medium you want: paint, pen, cloth, collage, etc.
- Add a message to our leaders. Ideas:
- What do you want leaders to do about climate change?
- What are you concerned about? (you can add images for this as well)
- What do you love that needs to be protected?
- Drop your triangle off at Sunny Galbraith’s house: 440 High St, Sebastopol. Placed them in the box by the mail box.