White House Rally and City-Wide Work Party: "Get to Work Obama!"
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 18:00
The world is waiting for Washington DC to get to work on real climate solutions. But while our leaders in Congress and the White House have been dragging their feet, the people of DC have been very busy leading the way to a healthier climate and community.
This October 10, 2010 the 30+ organizations of the DC 10/10 coalition will unite for a city wide series of work parties showcase the many ways Washingtonians have been getting to work on climate solutions. We’ll show the world what real climate leadership looks like, and encourage our neighbors in the White House and on Capital Hill to finally follow our lead.
The centerpiece of the day will be a “White House Work Party” featuring the man who brought us the number 350 – climate science legend Dr. James Hansen. Alongside other star speakers including Joe Romm, Lester Brown, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, and DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, Dr. Hansen will call on the President to get to work on leading a national and global policy push toward 350. We'll celebrate president Obama's recent decision to put solar on the White House roof and call on him to show the same kind of leadership when it comes to passing strong climate policies nationally and internationally.
Click HERE for more info and to RSVP!
Other events around the city will amplify the “get to work” on climate solutions message including a bike ride on the city’s new Capital Bikeshare bikes, a local food block party, a solar installation, free home energy assessments, and a free community potluck. We may even do a giant aerial photograph of the number 350 on the ellipse to be taken from the Washington Monument! And the list goes on!
**TRANSIT ALERT**: The WMATA reports that the McPherson Square and Farrgut West metro stations (serving the White House) will be closed on Sunday. Rally attendees are advised to use Farragut North station on the Red Line to reach the event.
Here' the schedule of the day's events:
10AM - 4PM - City Wide Climate Service Projects and Solutions Fairs - Click HERE for more info and to RSVP
***1PM - White House Work Party and Rally** - Open to Public (Lafayette Park) - Click HERE for more info and to RSVP
5PM - Community Potluck - Click HERE for more info and to RSVP
Please RSVP for events through our website: http://world.350.org/dc/our-1010-projects/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - The DC 10/10 Coalition needs your help to make sure the day is big and impactful and goes off with out a hitch. There are plenty of easy ways to get involved and be a part of this historic action.
1) Promote - Distribute fliers and posters in your community. Click here to download and email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know where you're going to distribute the materials. You can also pick some up at Live Green in Adams Morgan.
2) Recruit - Help us turnout local climate action supporters to the various DC 10/10/10 events. Come to the following phonebank parties:
9/30, 6:30PM - Takoma Park
10/5, 6:30PM - Downtown DC
10/7, 6:30PM - Downtown DC
For more details email email@example.com
3) Petition - Help get people to sign our 10/10 "Obama: Put solar on it" petition at events including the One Nation march on the National Mall on 10/2. To sign up and for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome anyone interested in organizing a project in these areas to join us and add your project to the list of official DC 10/10 coalition work parties.
The DC 10/10 Coalition Are: 1Sky, 350.org, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Bread for the City, Capital BikeShare, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Coalition For Smarter Growth, DC Environmental Network, DC Farm to School Program, DC Food For All, DC Greenworks, DC Project, Earth Day Network, Ecolocity DC, Energy Action Coalition, Friends of the Earth, Georgetown Energy, Global Warming Education Network, goDCgo, Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Greenpeace, Hip Hop Caucus, Live Green, Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop, Public Citizen, Save Virginia Avenue Park, Sierra Club, DC Chapter, Stella Group, US Climate Action Network, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Weatherize DC
Event Website: http://world.350.org/dc
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: White House Event: Keith Harrington, email@example.com Efficiency Clean Energy: Sarah Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org Local Ag/Food: Virginia Benninghoff, email@example.com Transit: Keith Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org Potluck: Steve Ma, email@example.com
Event Host: Chesapeake Climate Action Network: www.chesapeakeclimate.org