(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A march for “climate justice” will be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, September 8.
Solarize Indiana is organizing the local march in conjunction with the worldwide Peoples Climate March. The worldwide demonstration is a large-scale activist event to advocate action against climate change. March organizer Sister Claire Whalen, of Oldenburg, has been holding meetings across southeastern Indiana this year to share with residents the benefits of converting their homes and businesses to solar energy. “I had planned to sign-up for the Indianapolis March, but given the great turnout my solarizing team had in Lawrenceburg and in Versailles this summer, we decided more folks could show their support for transitioning to clean energy if a more local march were available,” Whalen told Eagle Country 99.3.
The local march, planned by both Solarize Indiana and GinnFarms, will start at the Lawrenceburg Community Center at 10:00 a.m. Participants will walk to Newtown Park, where they will engage with and distribute information sheets to farmers market vendors and their customers. Whalen says the group will then deliver to the Lawrenceburg Mayor’s Office a letter with signatures requesting that the city council take action to begin using solar energy on municipal buildings as soon as possible. “We will be asking the Mayor and City Council to commit to supporting clean energy resources beginning with municipal buildings. We also hope that our state representatives will take this message to heart in their deliberations,” says Whalen.
If it rains on Saturday, the event could be moved inside the Lawrenceburg Community Center, where the group would decide on another plan of action besides a march. Those who cannot walk but want to join the demonstration can meet at Newtown Park. Non-walkers should meet at the Center in case of rain.
To join a march near you click here to find a march site on the world map at the bottom of the page. It says, “September 8- Rise for Climate.” Post your zip code and several sites may be shown. Click on your choice and follow the directions.