A Test of Strength

This Saturday Missoula joins communities all over the world in demonstrating the strength of the climate movement. Here are the details:

When: Saturday April 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
Who: This is a call to all of us to take action on climate change.

What: A March up Higgins Avenue and the a rally with speeches/activities near the Red XXXX’s.
Where: Downtown Missoula. The march goes from Higgins Bridge to the Red XXXXs at the end of Higgins.
Why: It’s high time to stop the degrading of our climate.
350.org‘s founder, Bill McKibben says there’s an important irony, that the People’s Climate March corresponds with the 100th day of the new administration in Washington.
The foxes are in the hen house, the cows are in the corn, and we’ve become, in effect, the United States of Exxon.
But that’s not the end of it. “We can use this march,” McKibben says, “to build a new progressive idea about what must be done should people ever regain power in our country.” And in the meantime we can block all expansion of the fossil fuels infrastructure in the grassroots, and we can encourage the pivot to cheaper, cleaner renewable energy and the new economic boom that accompanies this Great Transition.

That’s the vision you can support this Saturday. We hope to see you in downtown Missoula.

Jeff Smith, co-chair