from the rally are here!
photo with Mrs. McKibben in front of statue.
photo showing citizens approaching statue with fife and drum.
By the rude
bridge that arched the flood...citizens come to Concord to shout
"Energy Revolution Now!"
hear why 350 is the most important number
in the world.
citizens help polar bears beat "bucket-heads" in critical
"pull for the planet."
want bold, fair and binding agreement
come to Concord to demand strong U.S. climate leadership.
thank you" to Lisbeth Bornhoff, Elsbeth Hearne, Liam McCabe
and Richard Shamel for their help with photography.
- Our planned agenda for the rally is available here.
(Yes, the rally will be held, rain or shine. Be there!)
- Peggy McKibben (Bill McKibben's mother) and the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal,
Minister and President of the MA Conference of the United Church
of Christ, are among the confirmed distinguished guests and speakers
at the rally.
- Want to learn more? Go to http://mass350.org
to find additional town-specific details for a dozen participating
- Yard signs for the rally are available. Please let us know if
you can display one to help spread awareness of the rally.
- Check out our new "Resources" section at the end of
this page for links to resources we've developed for this rally,
including a color poster, a list of town contacts and more!
- We are pleased to announce that MA State Senator Marc Pacheco,
Chair of the Senate Committee for Global Warming and Climate Change,
has confirmed his plans to attend the rally. (Numerous other state
senators and representatives will also be attending.)
Newly availiable below, under "Collaboration," is a growing
list of town contacts in collaborating towns.
- We are pleased to report that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick,
Congressman Ed Markey, and another nationally-prominent politician,
all have our rally on their calendars -- which we take to mean that
they plan to attend if nothing more important interferes.
24, 2009, GWEN, along with many other local organizations, will
be holding a Regional Energy Revolution Rally at the Old North Bridge
in Concord, Massachusetts USA -- site of the opening battle of the
American Revolution of 1775. We invite all concerned citizens to
participate in this historic event.
is being spearheaded by author and activist Bill McKibben and his
350.org group. The event will be one of over one thousand similar
events that will be held around the world to show support for a
strong international climate treaty to be negotiated at the December
United Nations talks in Copenhagen.
and join us in Concord: Taken together, these combined events will
quite likely constitute the largest global citizens' climate rally
page you will find up-to-date information on the Regional Energy
Revolution Rally in Concord and how you can get involved.
24, 2009 starting at 2 PM and ending at 3:30PM, with 3PM "Polar
Bear Pull for the Planet", and 3:15PM Group Photo. .
National Historical Park, Concord, MA - Adjacent to the North Bridge
Visitor Center at 174 Liberty Street, near the flagpole overlooking
the bridge. (Directions to North Bridge Visitor Center at http://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/directions.htm)
Expect: Speakers, Minutemen, American History Being Made, and Fun!
List to Come! Invitations have gone out to President Obama; to national,
state and, local politicians; to distinguished scientists, celebrities,
and more. Rob Garrity, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Climate
Action Network (MCAN) will serve as our master of ceremonies.
to Get Involved
the above link to learn what you can do to help us promote the Concord
above link to see our growing list of collaborating towns and key
Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Beverly, Bolton, Boston, Boxborough, Cambridge,
Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Lexington,
Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Norton, Reading, Somerville, Stow,
Sudbury, Westford, and Winchester
us about joining the action and getting your town listed here!
can find links, documents, and other helpful tools to help promote