Moving Planet, Moving Louisville, This Saturday

From Sarah Lynn Cunningham’s blog in the Louisville Courier Journal:

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WHAT: The local venue of the Moving Planet events around the globe that day. We’ll be focused on reducing use of fossil fuels for transportation. Rep. John Yarmuth and others will speak. Julie Dingman Evans, Kri & Hettie and Appalatin will play music. More info.

WHEN: This Saturday, from 4PM to 5:30PM

WHERE: Jefferson Square, 6th & Jefferson

WHO: The Louisville Climate Action Network, six other local community groups, lot of concerned citizens and you? More info.

HOW: Participants are encouraged to ride their bicycles, take TARC, walk or, at least carpool, to the event. Captains are leading anyone that would like to travel as a group, from various meet-up locations. More info.

WHY: To urge elected officials and the public to support the following "Loco-motions:"

1. Reduce Private Auto Use! Walk, Bike, and TARC!

2. Improve Public Transit! Expand TARC service!

3. Support Walking and Biking More sidewalks and bike lanes!

4. Limit Suburban Sprawl! Shepherd our land!

5. Lower Harmful Emissions! Less Pollution=Better Health!

6. Create Low-Carbon Mobility! Use renewable energy!

7. Enforce Traffic Rules! Slow Down: People Walking and Biking!

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About Kentucky Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We are 1.4 million members and friends working together to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Cumberland Chapter is the Kentucky Chapter of the Sierra Club. We work to explore, enjoy, and protect Kentucky. Conservation issues that currently hold high priority for us include stopping the practice of Mountaintop Removal, protecting our local farmers and food supply from an unmitigated influx of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), protecting Kentucky's air and water quality, and guarding our protected wildlands from harmful and abusive use. We explore and enjoy Kentucky through our outdoor adventure programs which offer a variety of excursions through Kentucky's beautiful outdoors, led by certified Sierra Club Outing Leaders. These trips which vary in length and difficulty from a short wildflower stroll to weeklong biking or backpacking trips. And most all of these outings are free. Join us!
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