Wednesday, February 18, 2009

National Civil Disobedience Inspires Local Education on Energy Issues

Media Release

WHO: Everglades Earth First! and the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition
WHAT: Educational event on grassroots renewable energy options
WHERE: At the Friends Quaker Meeting, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth
WHEN: March 2, 2009 from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M.
WHY: In solidarity with the growing grassroots movement around climate change solutions

On March 2, 2009 thousands of activists will gather in Washington, D.C. to demand comprehensive and serious action on climate change by this administration.They will hold our elected officials accountable for reclaiming and safeguarding our future by taking significant initiatives toward tackling the climate crisis and providing an opportunity for a shift to truly clean energy and new clean, green employment. Thousands will engage in civil disobedience actions at the coal-fired capitol power plant which powers Congress with dirty energy. Activists have organized, lobbied, taken actions to pass policies, have educated and agitated and yet our government has failed to recognize the reality, scope and urgency of global warming and climate change. Capitol Climate Action activists will send a powerful message of the urgency through mass peaceful civil disobedience and other peaceful actions. Local representatives from Palm Beach County will be attending in D.C.

In support of and in solidarity with these actions in Washington, D.C., Everglades Earth First! will be promoting and providing a local action in which people can participate to show their support. A training workshop on clean, green energy initiatives and solar power education will be offered which will show ways that we can make the transformation to a clean, green lifestyle economically feasible for everyone. The training workshop is "A Handy-Person's Guide to Setting up and Equipping your Home for Solar Power and how to Save Money Doing It". The workshop will provide an overview of principles of electrical energy and solar power, and serve as an introduction to a follow-up, hands-on workshop on building solar panels and solar water heaters. The workshop will take place on March 2, 2009 from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. at the Friends Quaker Meeting House at 823 North "A" Street in Lake Worth and is free and open to the general public.


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