Minnesota Moving Planet: Bikes and Fossil Fuels
Last Saturday, September 24, Sierra Club joined MN350 to hold Moving Planet, the annual, international day of climate action on the State Capitol Lawn. Around 2:00pm, over 40 vendors and exhibitors set up their tents and tables to advocate for and support solutions to move beyond fossil fuels.Mass Ride, which started at Father Hennepin Park and the Stone Arch Bridge, in support of the cleanest form of transportation and energy – pedal power! Their 13-mile ride to the Capitol is evidence of resilience and liberation from reliance on fossil fuels.
In addition to President Obama’s message, Sierra Club booth visitors also signed petitions to Governor Dayton supporting solar energy and green jobs, as well as petitions for bike lanes on Central Avenue in Minneapolis. Some even got pictures as our Giant Inhaler!
With over 1000 attendees, Minnesota represented the Global Day of Action in style. Nearly 180 countries participated in this year’s Moving Planet day of action, with more than 2000 actions across the globe and nearly 700 US cities joining in to move beyond fossil fuels. It was a beautiful day for movement!
-- Sierra Club North Star Chapter (Minnesota)