Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Fun and Games in RI - on Global Warming

I summarized this article for RI readers, but for those who live in other states, go to and follow the links! xxx Gail

STEP IT UP Global Warming events in RI this Saturday, April 14 – and around the country to raise awareness and galvanize actions. (Copy and paste the links below into your browser for details about each event).

Block Island – Make Beach Angels in the sand 12:30 pm – 1:30 am

Bristol – At Roger Williams University – at the law school on 114 right before the bridge, noon – 2:00 pm

Newport - First Beach, aka Easton's Beach, at the rotunda by the Save the Bay aquarium and playground! Sheldon Whitehouse, speakers, music & dancing! Noon-2:00 pm

North Kingstown – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm The Sierra Club of Rhode Island is revving up to get North Kingstown to become the next "cool city" to sign onto the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.

Providence – THREE EVENTS:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Shepherd Building, 255 Westminster St. An indoor/outdoor celebration of music, food, speakers, and information on how we can all do our part to help the environment at this important event open to everyone. Check out the fuel cell powered Model T! Bring the kids to help urge Congress to cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – at Johnson & Wales University, 8 Abbott Place – for students, faculty, staff and administrators of J&W U.

8:00 am – 2:00 pm – March, Run, and Bike to Step it UP! We will be walking, running and biking to the Statehouse and then over to the other Providence event at the Sheppard Building. If you want to do something active and make a statement, come join us! The bike group will be riding "across the state and back" (different distances for different levels). If you can, please write "step it up 07" and or "80% by 2050" on an old white t-shirt.