The climate movement is on the rise throughout the country and around the world. Within the last year, we celebrated the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline! Thousands of protectors are defending water and sacred places in North Dakota and Iowa, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Putting a stop to extreme energy is essential to avoiding utter climate catastrophe. Here in Vermont, we have been fighting tooth and nail to stop the Vermont Gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Alberta to Addison County. Geprags Park in Hinesburg is the last stronghold of resistance, not yet tainted by the pipeline. On October 20, we call on you to join the good folks in Hinesburg for a mass demonstration of resistance. What: We Shall Not Give Up the Fight! When: Thursday, October 20 starting at 8:30 am Where: Geprags Community Park, 554 Shelburne Falls Road, Hinesburg, VT Will you join […]
To The Youth of Vermont and their Adult Allies, Last year, approximately 700 young Vermonters from over twenty different schools and universities marched down State Street in Montpelier to participate in the largest youth-focused political rally in Vermont’s history. These students were all united in the belief that greater political action must be taken to address the threat of Climate Change. Not much has changed since last year, however our movement is just getting started! As the earth heats up, the pressure felt by our lawmakers will increase; and as the oceans rise, so will our youth. As more and more people around the world experience climate related disasters firsthand, there will be a collective demand for greater action. This is inevitable. However, this change cannot happen quickly enough. “Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880, […]
Thank You! The Youth Lobby would like to thank everybody for their generous support of the first Youth Rally for the Planet. The day was a huge success. Over 700 students marched down State Street from the Vermont College of Fine Arts to the State House lawn to respectfully ask for greater action on climate change. We had amazing guest speakers, including Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator David Zuckerman, Representative Kesha Ram, and 350VT representative Austin Davis. Students were able to talk to their local representatives about their concerns and learn more about the steps Vermont is taking to address climate change. Check out our photo/video gallery and WCAX news coverage of the event! We have already begun the planning for next year’s rally and hope we can count on your continued support!.