step it up in ann arbor this saturday

Saturday, November 3rd has been designated a National Day of Climate Action by a number of environmental groups. Events will be taking place all across the country. To find an event near you, visit Step It Up dotcom. If you’re in the Ypsi-Arbor area, the closest event is scheduled to run from noon to 2:00 PM on the University of Michigan campus, right at the foot of the Burton Bell Tower (near Hill Auditorium and the Modern Languages Building).

If you want, you can invite Congressman Dingell. I’m told that he’s received dozens of invitations already. Hopefully, he’ll show up and announce that he’s going to do something significant about global warming, instead of just continuing to play political games. Regardless, I’ll be there. The Greenpeace folks invited us to come and talk about our Act Dingell initiative. So, if you’re in the area, drop by my table, say hello and sign our petition. As every regional organization doing climate-related work will be represented, it should be a good place for people just coming to the cause, looking for somewhere to get involved…. Speaking of which, if you know of any U-M or EMU students who care about the future of the planet, or if you are one yourself, let me know. I’d love to get some students involved in spreading the word about the Act Dingell campaign on campus… We got a little mention on Grist today, so we must be doing something right (even though, as they point out, we’re “grammatically challenged”).

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2 Comments

  1. Suzie
    Posted November 2, 2007 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    you’re in gristmill! awesome!

    (And “Think globally, act Dingell-y” may be more grammatically correct, but it *does* kind of lose its oompf.)

  2. Posted March 27, 2008 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    This Saturday at 8:00pm is designated as an hour to turn off our lights and any other unneeded electricity as a symbolic solidarity for conserving energy. I urge everyone to participate.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/earth_hour_turn_off_the_lights.html

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