Sunday, October 10, 2010

10.10.10 Miami - Climate Action Event Day

10 Oct. 2010  -- Sunburn on the back of my neck. Sweat dripping off my forehead and sand in my shoes. No regrets on participating in Miami’s 10.10.10 day of climate action on South Beach.

At 9 AM Blue Climate Solutions joined a group of enthusiastic bicyclists on a little ride to South Beach. We rode from downtown Miami over the Venetian Causeway and on to Miami Beach.

The main event - a clean energy and climate change action rally - was held on the sand. We joined a crowd of local residents and environmental activists, mingled, signed petitions, and then organized the rally and photo ops with banners, signs, and chants demanding bold action on climate change and clean energy. Will our local and national representatives hear our requests?

Participating groups included 1Sky, Greenpeace, Emerge Miami, Sierra Club, Oceana, ECOMB, Top Green Magazine, Repower America, FIU Students for Environmental Action, and Blue Climate Solutions. Many from yesterday’s climate action work day were present (see previous blog).

Rally on the sand for action on climate change and clean energy.

Nature’s value in climate change was included in the rally - the first 'blue carbon' protest? (poster by Blue Climate Solutions).

-Steven Lutz, Blue Climate Solutions