Monday, 04 February 2013 22:32

Join the Historic Climate Rally Feb. 17 in DC

Join Green America in Washington, D.C for the Forward on Climate rally against the Keystone XL Pipeline on the National Mall. Come to our open house before the rally.

noxl-500Be part of this historic event to make your voice heard and call upon President Obama to start his second term with strong climate action. Join 350.org, Green America, and the American Sustainable Business Council, and masses of people from across America mobilized to fight climate change. Come to an open house with Green America before the rally.

Rally: February 17th, 12 Noon
The National Mall, Washington D.C.
Why: To tell President Obama it's time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to advance a new clean energy economy.

Thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Green America is proud to be a sponsor of this action. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and call upon President Obama to start his second term with strong climate action.

We need you to take action today – sign the business leaders’ statement against the Keystone XL Pipeline and/or come to Washington, DC! 

Why Take Action?

Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home – and the American people and business leaders get it. The first step to putting our country on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. His legacy will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.

Your business voice is uniquely qualified to make the case that we can mitigate climate change and build a strong, sustainable economy.

Here’s what To Do:

  1. Sign the Business Leaders Statement Against the Keystone XL Pipeline
  2. Come to Washington, DC on Feb. 17 if you can! Stop by the Green America office before the rally to get a sign and a hot drink and connect with fellow Green Americans! Details below!

Details

Before the rally, meet at the Green America Office at 10:30am on Sunday, Feb. 17. RSVP to Fran at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We are located at 1612 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Can’t come to our office? See you at the rally on the National Mall, Washington D.C. at Noon!

For more information about rides, housing and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.forwardonclimate.org

Just over a year ago, 15,000 people surrounded the White House and over 800 business leaders sent a letter to President Obama opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama listened and delayed further action on this dirty tar sands pipeline. Now is the time to show the President how strong this movement has become.

This Canadian tar sands extraction and transport process has dire implications for human health, the environment, the well being of Native communities, climate change, and the economy. The TransCanada corporation that would build the pipeline and its supporters have tried to convince the public that the project will be a big jobs creator and that it will provide a stable source of energy to the United States.

In fact, only a low number of temporary jobs would be created and a significant amount of the oil would be refined in the US for export. Proponents of the pipeline ignore the much greater opportunity of building enduring jobs in our domestic renewable energy sector. Investment in clean energy generates 3-4 times as many jobs as investments in fossil fuels.

The decision rests with the State Department to approve or reject the pipeline. Stand up against the Keystone XL Pipeline: Add your name to the business sign-on letter.



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