Tuesday, March 6, 2007

StepItUp2007 Confirmed Agenda!

The Asheville StepItUp2007

April 14, 2007
1-2 p.m.

(but we welcome bluegrass players to show around 12:30 for an informal jam!)

NEW!!! Bluegrass band sensation Hot Buttered Rum will be promoting our event at their upcoming Asheville performance at UNCA!! Come support this band on April 11 at the University of North Carolina - Asheville! Click here to listen to Hot Buttered Rum!

NEW!!! There is a group of Warren Wilson College students that will be biking to the rally from the College. They are planning to leave at 11:30 a.m. If you want to join them, contact Annie Hasz at ahasz@warren-wilson.edu.

Carpool, bike, walk, etc. Use the comment area of this blog as a way of promoting carpooling!

Click here and tell us that you are coming!!

Click here to listen to the radio announcement of this event.

Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
We will be taking one big photo of the entire group at 1:45 p.m. sharp! So, please do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the Asheville StepItUp2007 Rally!

City/County Plaza (in front of the City of Asheville Building) in Downtown Asheville, NC.

Purpose: On this one spring day, there will be hundreds and hundreds of rallies all across the country. There will be gatherings in every state, and in many of America's most iconic places: on the levees in New Orleans, on top of the melting glaciers on Mt. Rainier, even underwater on the endangered coral reefs off Key West.

Every group will be saying the same thing: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050." As people gather, we'll take pictures of the protest and link them together electronically via the web to the other photos and rallies. Before the weekend is out, StepItUp2007 will be the largest protest the country has ever seen, not in numbers but in extent. From every corner of the nation we'll start to shake things up.

Confirmed speakers for our rally in Asheville:

Invitations have been extended to Senator Elizabeth Dole and Congressman Heath Shuler.

This will be a one-hour rally. We will be taking one big photo of the entire group at 1:45 p.m. sharp! So, please do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

If you want to see what others are doing across the country, visit the StepItUp 2007 website at http://www.stepitup2007.org

Participating Organizations:
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Environmental Defense

Sundance Power - for supplying the solar power to our stage!

Photographer Billy Baba will be on hand to capture this event!

Warren Wilson College

North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light

City of Asheville

The Western North Carolina Alliance

Mountain Voices Alliance



Jen said...

alright! thanks for your work coordinating this and let's hope for a big crowd to send our message loud and clear.

Anonymous said...

Your day sounds brilliant!

You should share what you are doing with others through Youtube:


And others are arranging global events outside of the states:

Ian Wilker said...

It's really great that you've put so much effort into getting this organized. I'll be there -- Ian @ NRDC.

p.s. -- there's a great article by Bill McKibben about StepItUp in NRDC's OnEarth Magazine, and an audio interview, too.