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February 3, 2013 / franteplitz

Forward on Climate! Rally Feb. 17, 2013

At noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Green America is proud to be a sponsor of this action, a project of 350.org, Sierra Club, and the Hip Hop caucus. We urge all Green Americans who can make the trip to join us at this historic event — come make your voice heard!

In his eloquent inaugural address, President Obama stated: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. We cannot cede to other nations the [clean energy] technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise.” Now is the time for President Obama to address the climate crisis by rejecting, once and for all, the Keystone XL dirty tar sands pipeline.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 was the hottest year on record in the continental United States. We should be far further ahead than we are in developing renewable energy technologies, so it is imperative that we now accelerate our shift to renewable energy. We also need to emphasize energy efficiency programs that can make a tremendous difference.

Come to Washington, DC on Feb. 17 if you can! All the details are at http://www.forwardonclimate.org

Stop by the Green America office before the rally at 10:30am to get a sign and a hot drink and connect with fellow Green Americans! RSVP to Fran: fteplitz [at] greenamerica.org.

If you are a businessperson, your business voice is uniquely qualified to make the case that we can mitigate climate change and build a strong, sustainable economy. Sign the Business Leaders Statement Against the Keystone XL Pipeline Today.

Together, we can make a real difference.

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