On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.
Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.
From Sept. 12 – 14, leaders of cities, towns, states, companies, and organizations from all over the world will gather at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to highlight and make new commitments to climate action.
The Saturday before the summit, climate groups all over the world are organizing marches, rallies, and more to hold leaders accountable—to demand politicians stand with their communities and deliver more than just words!
We’re joining in! 350Vermont is supporting local groups all around the state in holding solidarity actions targeted at our own elected officials to let them know that we will stand with a powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from across the world who are demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground and call for a just and equitable transition to renewable energy.
All over Vermont! the country! and the world! scroll down to see where and what events will be held in Vermont.
Bennington – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Second Congregational Church
Join Climate Advocates of Bennington for a community-wide potluck, followed by a screening of The Reluctant Radical. The screening will be followed by group discussions, including a discussion of non-violent direct action, and some way for people to take immediate action (writing postcards to elected officials, making phone calls, etc.).
Burlington – Paddling with Pride, Water Protection and the People’s Climate Movement – 4:00PM
The Burlington Vermont Event will be after the annual Burlington Pride Parade. We Paddle with Pride, protect water, and Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice National Day of Action. More details to come!
Manchester – 10:00 AM – Northshire Bookstore
Join us as we hold our local leaders accountable and demand that they walk the talk on climate action. We will start the day with an art build at 10 AM then head over to the Factory Point Park Gazebo at Noon for a march through town. Local resident Edward Cameron, who was instrumental in the writing of the Paris Climate Agreement, will be speaking, as well as Kathleen James, Bennington-4 candidate for State Rep. Bring your signs and make sure to wear green and/or blue!
Picnic & Fair for Climate, Jobs, and Justice – 10:00 – 1:00pm – Montpelier
Join us on the State House lawn in calling for bold climate action NOW!
We join cities and towns all over the state, nation, and world in gathering on Sept. 8 to hold our leaders to account to take real action on the climate crisis. We’ll have a lineup of speakers on local and global climate justice, as well as opportunities to take immediate steps like writing postcards to elected officials. And we’ll eat together—bring a picnic!
Routes to Resilience – 9:00 – 1:00pm – Rutland
Join us to see our community in a new way, and see many examples of what we can do locally to address climate change. We’ll be exploring Rutland through sites addressing, or affected by, climate change: farms, rain gardens, renewable energy installations, and more. A three-mile walking route, a five-mile biking route, and a fifteen-mile biking route will all come together at the end for food, conversation, and strengthening our local climate movement.
We’ll start together at the VT Farmers Food Center at 9, and we’ll come back together at the Chaffee Art Center at noon. More info coming soon!
White River Junction – Climate Act
Join us for a Climate change-themed theater workshop and participatory play reading, with a fun action after the play!
Windham County Rise for Climate – Rally & Ride – 3:00 – 6:00 PM – Brattleboro Farmers Market
Our theme is ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, getting people out of single-occupancy vehicles, and creating a PEOPLE’S TRANSPORTATION PLAN that works for all of us. We’re meeting at 3:00 pm for a critical / kidical mass bike ride from the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market to the Common, hoping to have as many bikes on the street as possible. At the same time, a different group of people will meet at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and walk / march together up to the Common. Both the ride and the march will be festive and upbeat, and we hope to include bike decorations, stilt-walkers, drums, and singing. At the Common, we’ll have a rally with speakers (including State Representative Mollie Burke!), a bicycle “petting zoo” to show off all the different kinds of possibilities, tabling info from local and regional organizations related to transportation and social / climate justice, art activities (such as bike stencils for t-shirts and canvas bags), kids activities (face-painting), live music, opportunities to envision a people’s transportation plan, snacks, and water.
Don’t forget to wear your Youth Lobby T-Shirts and make your voices heard!