Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice!

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

Why?

From Sept. 12 – 14, leaders of cities, towns, states, companies, and organizations from all over the world will gather at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to highlight and make new commitments too climate action.

The Saturday before the summit, climate groups all over the world are organizing marches, rallies, and more to hold leaders accountable—to demand politicians stand with their communities and deliver more than just words!

We’re joining in! 350Vermont is supporting local groups all around the state in holding solidarity actions targeted at our own elected officials to let them know that we will stand with a powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from across the world who are demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground and call for a just and equitable transition to renewable energy.

Where?

All over Vermont! the country! and the world! Scroll down to see where and what events will be held in Vermont.

 

Bennington – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Second Congregational

Bennington Climate Advocates 350VT is hosting a potluck with music by The Hoping Machine, followed by a screening of The Reluctant Radical, a film about one of the valve turners who shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines for a day. The screening will be followed by group discussions about nonviolent direct action and other topics. Join us to take action on the climate crisis!

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Burlington – Drums on the Winooski: Rise for Water, Climate, Jobs, & Justice – 4:00PM

Join 350Burlington, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Wabunowin Dawn society to celebrate Pride, honor water, and call for real action on the climate crisis!

We will be marching in the Burlington Pride Parade with kayaks to spread our message of climate justice. Then we will have an action down at the waterfront which will include a Water ceremony by Beverly Little Thunder and speakers to talk about climate, jobs, and justice!

9 am – Rise events begin on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier
12:30 pm – Kayaktivists & water protectors walk with Burlington Pride Parade
1 pm – Pride Festival in Battery Park
4:30 pm – Walk from Pride Festival to meet kayaktivists at the waterfront
5 – 6 pm – Water ceremony with Beverly Little Thunder; speakers & drumming

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Manchester – 10:00 AM – Northshire Bookstore

Join us as we hold our local leaders accountable and demand that they walk the talk on climate action. We will start the day with an art build at 10 AM then head over to the Factory Point Park Gazebo at 12 noon for a march through town. Local resident Edward Cameron, who was instrumental in the writing of the Paris Climate Agreement, will be speaking, as well as Kathleen James, Bennington-4 candidate for State Rep. Bring your signs and make sure to wear green and/or blue!

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Picnic & Fair for Climate, Jobs, and Justice – 11:00 – 1:00pm – Montpelier

Join us on the State House lawn in calling for bold climate action NOW!
We join cities and towns all over the state, nation, and world in gathering on Sept. 8 to hold our leaders accountable to take real action on the climate crisis. We’ll have discussion, art making, and many opportunities to get involved in organizing locally. Bring a picnic!

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Routes to Resilience – 8:30 – 1:00pm – Rutland 

“Routes to Resilience” is a biking and walking tour that showcases Rutland’s resilience in the face of climate change. This event will feature two biking routes and a walking route varying in length, all loaded with stops where participants can learn about local farms and food production, natural areas, solar energy, and more. Registration starts at 8:30 A.M., and the event ends with sharing local food and conversation.

We’ll start together at the VT Farmers Food Center at 8:30, and we’ll come back together at the Chaffee Art Center at noon.

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White River Junction – CANCELLED

Windham County Rise for Climate – Rally & Ride – 3:00 – 6:00 PM – Brattleboro Farmers Market

Our theme is ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, getting people out of single-occupancy vehicles, and creating a PEOPLE’S TRANSPORTATION PLAN that works for all of us. We’re meeting at 3:00 pm for a critical / kidical mass bike ride from the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market to the Common, hoping to have as many bikes on the street as possible. At the same time, a different group of people will meet at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and walk / march together up to the Common. Both the ride and the march will be festive and upbeat, and we hope to include bike decorations, stilt-walkers, drums, and singing. At the Common, we’ll have a rally with speakers (including State Representative Mollie Burke!), a bicycle “petting zoo” to show off all the different kinds of possibilities, tabling info from local and regional organizations related to transportation and social / climate justice, art activities (such as bike stencils for t-shirts and canvas bags), kids activities (face-painting), live music, opportunities to envision a people’s transportation plan, snacks, and water.

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Thank you to our sponsors for making this all possible!

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GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

VBike
Rights & Democracy
Post Oil Solutions
Wabunowin Dawn Society
Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation
Sierra Club VT
Same Sun of VT
SunCommon
VNRC

 

Ice cream for many events donated by Ben & Jerry’s!

Download quarter sheets for the Rise events here: Rise quarter sheet