Kick Coal and Oil Out of LA Rally @ City Hall
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 12:30 - 15:00
“Kick Coal and Oil Out of LA”
When: 12:30PM, Sunday October 10, 2010
Where: South Lawn at City Hall, on First Ave between Main St and N. Spring St. (The street will be closed off for access as part of the CicLaVia closure throughout LA this day)
Who: Greenpeace, Sierra Club, 350.org, and other organizations
What: Rally to Kick Coal and Oil OUT of LA!
Los Angeles is too dependent on dirty fossil fuels. Coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Utah deliver dirty, dangerous, and increasingly expensive power to Los Angeles. Those plants alone create as much global warming pollution as 5.9 millions cars. Locally, oil refineries poison the Los Angeles air, harming local residents while making climate change worse. These same coal and oil companies take the money we pay for our power and use it to fight public health, safety and environmental standards at City Hall, the State Capital, and in Washington D.C. Enough is enough.
There is a solution to our over-dependence on these dirty ways of getting power. Energy efficiency projects and clean energy can help replace dirty coal. Better public transportation, bike paths, and electric vehicles can help end our addiction to oil. Los Angeles can lead the nation in this clean energy transition, attracting new job-creating industries to our city. We can create jobs by moving towards a cleaner future, but we need your help.
Join us October 10th to rally against the coal and oil industries’ grip on Los Angeles. This rally is being held as people stand up in cities all over the world as part of an international day of action against climate change.
Speakers and visuals TBA.
We are in the earliest planning stages and are looking for help. Want to help recruit? Download the flyer below and distribute widely! Bring to your church, school, local farmers market, and let us know what you are up to. This is a huge opportunity to bring so many movements together! To get on the planning calls once they start or to help, contact Jenny Binstock, Jenny.Binstock@greenpeace.org/ 310-388-9036 or Chrissy Scarborough: Chrissy.Scarborough@sierraclub.org/ 213-387-6528x224.
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Jenny Binstock, Jenny.Binstock@greenpeace.org/ 310-388-9036 or Chrissy Scarborough: Chrissy.Scarborough@sierraclub.org/ 213-387-6528x224.
Event Host: Greenpeace, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Los Angeles, and others...
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