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This year, the largest storm to ever hit the east coast left communities devastated; the country’s worst drought in over fifty years left crops withered, and yet the climate crisis was not mentioned in the presidential debates for the first time in a generation. As 2012 fossil fuel subsidies approach $1 trillion, it’s become clear that politicians believe that by ignoring the problem, it will go away.
As college students, we will not ignore the climate crisis. We stand on the precipice of great change. Wh
On Saturday December 1st, college students will be gathering on the Amherst Green and rallying to end the silence surrounding the climate crisis.
This will be a way for all those feeling frustrated, angry, and disillusioned with the silence to channel our energy and passion towards a constructive end. By uniting in our common cause we will strengthen our community within the Consortium and the Valley, and hopefully spark similar actions in colleges and communities across the nation. We have something to say, and it’s time for us to make ourselves heard.
Our goal is to have enough people present to encircle the Green. This is ambitious, so tell your friends, classes, student groups; TELL EVERYONE!
Throughout the event, we will be circulating a petition to ask Elizabeth Warren to end fossil fuel subsidies in Massachusetts AND a petition to pressure the Five College Consortium to divest from fossil fuels.
Schedule of events:
1:30- Music and Gathering
2:00pm- Meet on the Green for rally and FLASHMOB
2:30pm- Student speeches
3:00pm- JILL STEIN 2012 Green Party presidential candidate!!
3:30- ENCIRCLE THE GREEN
4:00- Open mic (personal testimonials- how has the climate crisis affected YOU!)
4:30pm- More music and meet with local environmental organizations
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Our futures are at stake, let's get to work.
"We're not going to sit back this time and wait for politicians, even the ones we like, to get things done -- if we want change it comes from us. And it’s coming!"-Bill McKibben
"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours." - Cesar Chavez
****IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE PIONEER VALLEY WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ORGANIZE A SIMILAR EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY! LETS MAKE THIS A GLOBAL CONVERSATION.