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Step It Up, Cool It Down

by Staff


Tags: global warming, climate change, rallies, Step It Up, National Day of Climate Action, leadership, Bill McKibben,

Tomorrow, November 3, is a big day for the planet. In every one of the 50 states, environmentally minded folks will gather for a National Day of Climate Action organized by Step It Up. To find a rally in your area, visit Step It Up’s website.

The nationwide rallies, organizers say, “will show the contrast between the intense concern of ordinary Americans and the leadership vacuum in Washington” as demonstrators call for leadership on three goals: no new coal plants, an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and 5 million new green jobs.

We talked to environmental author and Step It Up spokesman Bill McKibben about Step It Up and the National Day of Climate Action. Listen to the interview below. —Keith Goetzman

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11/5/2007 1:12:35 PM

Join thousands of climate activists around the country on December 8th as we jump into cold bodies of water, raising money and awareness and making clear our demand during this crucial election season: Keep Winter Cold! Fight Global Warming ! You provide the swimsuit and pledges from at least ten friends, colleagues and family members. We provide the hot cocoa and muffins. Your friends will howl with delight, and then hug you with warm gratitude (as will their kids!) for working to save our planet. For more info, go to: www.keepwintercold.org http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/423/event/?event_KEY=31395