Tues May 4: Meet activists from Appalachia at the Climate Ground Zero Roadshow!

Posted: April 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
Climate Ground Zero activists in a tree sit in August 2009

Climate Ground Zero activists in a tree sit in August 2009

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather! Philly Rising Tide is hosting an event next week with some incredible activists from West Virginia, and we’d love for you to come!

Climate Ground Zero is the only campaign in Appalachia employing direct action tactics on the ground to stop blasting. Through lock-downs, sit-ins and tree sits, they are fighting the coal companies on their turf. Come meet members of Climate Ground Zero and hear about their work first-hand! Info is below.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Please forward widely and invite your friends on facebook.

❤ Philly Rising Tide

Tuesday May 4th 7:00PM

Climate Ground Zero Road Show
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Phila PA 19147

Climate Ground Zero volunteers will be giving a presentation about mountaintop removal coal mining and the non-violent direct action campaign to end it. Come hear first-hand accounts of the negative impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining and listen to the stories of some of the people who are resisting this detrimental practice in the coalfields of West Virginia.www.climategroundzero.org

Climate Ground Zero is not an environmental organization; it is an ongoing campaign of non-violent civil disobedience in southern West Virginia to end mountaintop removal. Climate Ground Zero believes that the irrevocable destruction of the mountains of Appalachia and its accompanying toll on the air, water, and lives of Appalachians necessitates continued and direct action.

In West Virginia, an overwhelming majority of residents are opposed to mountaintop removal mining. However, political interests are highly invested in the coal industry and the EPA and the West Virginia DEP refuse to take real action to protect the environment and the people of West Virginia.

In order to stop mountaintop removal, we need to awaken the country to the devastation that mountaintop removal inflicts on one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, Appalachia, and its people. Since Climate Ground Zero came to West Virginia in 2009, hundreds of activists have come to the coalfields and stood with the residents of West Virginia to demand an end to the destruction.

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123308381012948


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