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March & Rally for Climate & Energy Justice! 350VT

February 11 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Bringing Joy and Determination to the Climate Justice Movement

To call for Climate Solutions that:

–> Are accessible and affordable to low and middle-income Vermonters
–> Keep $ in Vermont and provide good paying jobs
–> Strengthen community resilience
–> Protect human health, agricultural lands, and biodiversity
–> Truly reduce carbon emissions

Bring your signs! The March will be led by the always fun and vibrant Brass Balagan

Sign postcards and make photo petitions to deliver to legislators on Tuesday, February 14th.  Learn more about the postcards and our Just Transition organizing.

Sign up to carpool!

After Rally Warm-Up Spot: If you’d like to warm up (and chill out) with some of the other rally attendees, feel free to join us from 3-4:30 pm for a masked indoor hang out at Bethany Church (115 Main Street). We’ll have snacks and warm drinks to share! 

Organized by 350Vermont.  Co-sponsored by: Acorn, BALE, Burlington Friends Meeting, Climate Emergency Fund, Flight Free Vermont, Keep Vermont Cool, Migrant Justice, No Coal No Gas, NOFA-VT, Peace and Justice Center, Renewable Energy Vermont, Rights and Democracy, Rural Vermont, Safe Landing VT, Slingshot, SunCommon, Sola Vida, Standing Trees, Sunrise Chittenden, The Vermont Releaf Collective, Third Act Vermont, True Center Yoga, Upper Valley Affinity Group, Vermont Climate and Health Alliance, Vermont Conservation Voters, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Progressive Party, VT Interfaith Power and Light, VT Renews, VT Renews BIPOC Council, Vermonters for People Oriented Places, XR Vermont. 

Our 2023 policy asks are the following:

  • Significantly increase the amount of renewable energy we produce in our state — especially community solar and networked geothermal 
  • Keep electricity rates and heat affordable for low and middle-income Vermonters and require landlords to weatherize rental units
  • Require that the energy we use in Vermont is low-emitting and just and supports the health of agricultural lands and biodiversity –  Large hydropower*, biofuels, biomass, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen harm people and the planet. They have no place in Vermont’s energy future. We need to begin the transition NOW to a renewable energy future relying on conservation, energy-efficiency, and on local and regional wind and solar power.
  • Create an energy future that benefits working people and the most vulnerable communities. 

* No new hydro-Quebec or other large hydro beyond the existing contract which are slated to end in 2036.

39 Main St
Montpelier, Vermont 05602 United States
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