June 21: Climate Action in Pittsburgh

Two events in Pittsburgh on the Summer Solstice:

Pittsburgh 350 First Walk for Paris
9 am, Sunday, June 21

Please note that plans are underway for a series of walks connecting local environmental problems with the upcomomg UN Climate treaty negotiatiuons in Paris in December. The first walk will be on the morning of June 21 to communities affected by the air pollution from the Shenango Coke Works.  Details on the Sierra Club Web site later.

Pittsburgh’s First Ever Climate Action Rally 
2 pm, Sunday June 21
East Park, Allegheny Commons
Intersection of Cedar Ave and Lockhart Street 

On the day of the Summer Solstice join us and show your concern about the climate crisis by participating in Pittsburgh’s first ever Climate Action rally.  

Following music by the Squirrel Hillbillies, Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman will present the proclamation of June 21 as Climate Action Day.  Dr. Patty DeMarco will make introductory remarks followed by Wanda Guthrie, Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Veronica Coptis, Chris Bangs, and Joylette Portluck.  Mayor Bill Peduto will provide the concluding remarks. 

After the rally join us in walks with hand-made signs to different locations to demonstrate and to distribute leaflets to the public on the Sister Bridges, North Shore, Point State Park, and even the Strip.

Organized by Pittsburgh 350, the list of co-sponsors for the rally currently includes: 
Allegheny Defense Project, Allegheny Group - Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Clean Water Action, Divest Pittsburgh, Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, GASP, Mountain Watershed Association, Nature Abounds, Pennsylvania Chapter–Sierra Club, SEIU35BJ, Solarize Allegheny, and the Thomas Merton Center.

For more information contact Peter Wray at pjwray@verizon.net with 'Climate Action Rally’ on the subject line.

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