Spreading Awareness, Encouraging Action



Global Climate Action Day - October 24, 2009:

The 350.org-Inspired Regional Energy Revolution Rally in Concord, Massachusetts

10/24/09 - Photos from the rally are here!

Group photo with statue.

Group photo with Mrs. McKibben in front of statue.

Group photo showing citizens approaching statue with fife and drum.

More photos:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood...citizens come to Concord to shout "Energy Revolution Now!"

Citizens hear why 350 is the most important number in the world.

Concerned citizens help polar bears beat "bucket-heads" in critical "pull for the planet."

U.S. citizens want bold, fair and binding agreement in Copenhagen.

Citizens come to Concord to demand strong U.S. climate leadership.

A "special thank you" to Lisbeth Bornhoff, Elsbeth Hearne, Liam McCabe and Richard Shamel for their help with photography.

What's New!

10/20/09 - Our planned agenda for the rally is available here. (Yes, the rally will be held, rain or shine. Be there!)

10/8/09 - 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.

10/5/09 - Want to learn more? Go to http://mass350.org to find additional town-specific details for a dozen participating towns.

9/10/09 - Yard signs for the rally are available. Please let us know if you can display one to help spread awareness of the rally.

8/25/09 - 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!

8/13/09 - 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.)

8/4/09 - Newly availiable below, under "Collaboration," is a growing list of town contacts in collaborating towns.

7/28/09 - 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.


On October 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.

This rally 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.

Make history and join us in Concord: Taken together, these combined events will quite likely constitute the largest global citizens' climate rally ever held.

On this page you will find up-to-date information on the Regional Energy Revolution Rally in Concord and how you can get involved.


When: October 24, 2009 starting at 2 PM and ending at 3:30PM, with 3PM "Polar Bear Pull for the Planet", and 3:15PM Group Photo. .

Where: Minuteman 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)

What to Expect: Speakers, Minutemen, American History Being Made, and Fun!

Speakers: 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.

How to Get Involved

Click on the above link to learn what you can do to help us promote the Concord rally.


Hit the above link to see our growing list of collaborating towns and key town contacts.

Is Your Town Participating?

Acton, Arlington, 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

Please contact us about joining the action and getting your town listed here!


Here you can find links, documents, and other helpful tools to help promote this event.



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