Cross Posted from Switchboard by Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC

Tomorrow our friends at are hosting a global day of action dedicated to solving the climate crisis by ending the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. Called “Moving Planet,” the goal of the campaign is to demonstrate the broad, popular support for moving toward cleaner, more sustainable energy sources that will disarm climate change and remove dangerous pollution from our communities.

Bill McKibben, the founder of, says, “The planet has been stuck for too long with governments doing nothing about the biggest problem we've ever faced. This is the day when people will get the earth moving, rolling towards the solutions we need.”

Bill McKibben is a remarkable leader. He is a man of action, as well as thoughtful prose, and he galvanizes others to engage—fighting dirty fuels and promoting clean solutions. Earlier this month, he inspired more than 1,200 people to get arrested in front of the White House over the Keystone XL pipeline. I look forward to seeing what he and participants create on Saturday.

 “Moving Planet” events will take in more than 150 nations around the world. You can click here to find out how you can get involved in your town or city or plan your own event.


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