Today I had the pleasure of attending a rally and march hosted by the Eugene chapter of 350.org. It was designed to raise awareness about Climate Change and call for a move toward renewable energy and sustainability. There were a number of speakers that addressed the crowd before we broke out into groups which attended short educational sessions. I really like 350’s focus on having a good time while working for change!
After the learning sessions most of the group headed out to the street for a short march to a demonstration along the Ferry Street Bridge. Lots of signs were waved, chants were made, cars honked in support….good fun! I’ll post a gallery of images I got below.
I even had a chance to pass out some fliers for an event that the Eugene New Economy Working Group is sponsoring in conjunction with 350.org. It will happen on October 28th from 6:30-9pm at the Eugene Garden Club (1645 High St, Eugene, OR) and is called “Transitioning from an extractive to a regenerative local economy: Global Movements & Local Initiatives”. I am excited to learn more about this innovative movement coordinated by the Transition Network that they describe as “A movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world”….yes please!
Edit 9-25-18: updated the location and date of the Transition Towns event.