I hope this email finds you well and that your Summer/Winter was as fruitful as mine. I even have a perfect ending for it: a rally for a better future!
On Saturday 24 September people all over the world will come together in a global event called Moving Planet. Our presence will send a clear and positive message that it’s time to get serious about our climate and energy future, about moving beyond fossil fuels.
I am sending this letter to several hundreds of people, all over the world. There should be something on that day for each of you, and if not, organize something! You can find out more at www.moving-planet.org/
It will only work if you and I participate. And if you know what I’ve been up to for the last couple of months, you know that I take that “you and I” quite literally, quite seriously!
For those of you nearer by, Boston is one of at least five major U.S. cities where simultaneous big events will take place. From 4 to 6 pm there will be a peaceful, festive rally at Columbus Park on the waterfront. Check out moving-newengland.org/ Twitter: @Moving_Planet and @MovingNE Facebook: Moving Planet New England. I hope to see you there!
If you’re even closer by, how about joining me earlier at Walden Pond for a “Thoreau moment”, then walking with us to Concord to catch the train into Boston? That way you will be part of the “Great Muster of the West,” a confluence onto trains on the MBTA Fitchburg/South Acton and Framingham/Worcester lines. We’ll ride into Boston together and have plenty of time to talk and meet new friends. Let’s fill up those trains, make lots of noise and have fun!
Or, even more wild, join us on a historic Walk from Wayland to Walden (5.5 miles north on Rt. 126, a beautiful walk, under 2 hours, with a sidewalk path nearly the entire distance). Details are available on www.transitionwayland.org/.
Will you come? Will you spread the word? Will you bring a group?
Remember Wendell Berry’s poem, the Manifesto of the Mad Farmer Liberation Front? That line: Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts. “Let’s consider the facts together and make laughter and hope in each other’s company.
I’ll be there. Will you?
Comment for your thoughts, your plans, your questions. Let us know where you will be moving the planet.