Moving Planet is a worldwide event to encourage communities to move beyond fossil fuels and advocate for solutions to our climate crisis. This day is inspired by the folks at 350.org and follows the great success of last fall’s 10.10.10 day of action. The message: let’s put our demands for climate action into motion by promoting alternative transportation and local food. We urge our political leaders to do the same, by supporting policies that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and by joining us on September 24th!
Events are being planned in Missoula, Kalispell, and Helena. Check them out at the Moving Planet site.
In Helena the day will get started with a workshop at downtown Hub Coffee at 9 am. Bagels will be provided and mini-presentation topics include the Bike/Walk to School Month initiative in October, recent and planned improvements to Helena’s non-motorized transit infrastructure, progress made on the Centennial Trail, and biker safety and awareness. We’ll congregate again in Women’s Park at 10:30 for a group bike ride. The bike ride route will highlight Helena Avenue’s recently striped bike lanes and offer experience in negotiating two of Helena’s busiest intersections. The ride will end at Helena Food Share’s Lewis Street Pantry where volunteers will help construct two Bokashi compost bins, one for the Food Share and one for Carroll College. Lunch will be provided. Participants are encouraged to participate in any event of the day and all will be eligible to win a backyard Bokashi compost bin!
What: Moving Planet Helena – Transit Workshop, Helena Avenue Group Bike Ride, Compost Bin Construction Party
- Transit Workshop – Hub Coffee, 314 Last Chance Gulch, 9-10 a.m.
- Helena Avenue Group Bike Ride, Women’s Park, 10:30 a.m.
- Compost Bin Construction Party, Helena Food Share, 1616 Lewis Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to participate in any or all events.
Who: Volunteers from around the Community. Partners include: AERO, Switching Gears, NMTAC (Non-Motorized Travel Advisory Council), S.A.V.E., Helena Food Share, Gardens from Garbage, and the Growing Community Project.
350.org is an international grassroots climate campaign dedicated to science-based solutions to climate change. “350” stands for 350 parts per million, what scientists consider to be the safe upper limit of carbon in the atmosphere. We are currently at 392ppm.