Concurrent with rallies held across Montana, the citizens of Hamilton will rally from 12-1 on April 26th at Hamilton City Hall for Montanans for Climate Solutions, a multi-community event that will call on state and federal officials to take decisive and clear action to reduce dangerous carbon pollution and support proactive steps to solve the climate crisis. There will be several speakers, with topics including, forest fires, water (including the Bitterroot River and the fish in it), wildlife, local renewable energy (including local renewable energy businesses), and agriculture. There will be tabling in the park on various topics and postcards comments to the EPA.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Diana Six, University of Montana (on forest health)
  • Steve Elliot, Lifeline Produce Farm (on agricultural issues)
  • Dave Dittloff, National Wildlife Federation (on wildlife)
  • Amy Cilimburg, Montana Audubon (on birds and wildlife)
  • Chris Daum, Oasis Montana (on local renewable energy opportunities)
  • Jay Toups, Bioroot Energy (on local renewable energy opportunities)

Following the rally, at 1:00 PM at Legion Park, across from city hall, there will be a celebration of earth day, including:

  • Local Green Homes Tour – 2 structures demonstrating energy saving systems
  • Local Community Gardens Tour
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Beverages – soda and beer
  • Local music by Kirby and the Appendages
  • Sign making
  • Brainstorming for local action on climate
  • Informational Tables

At 2:00 PM, their will be a rally March.

Montanans from all walks of life will urge our decision-makers to embrace renewable energy, and energy efficiency and conservation policies that move us towards a clean energy economy. It is time to limit carbon pollution.

We need urgent action to phase out carbon-intensive fossil fuels and fire up the clean energy economy. Please come out and help Hamilton and Montana add our voices to the chorus!

WHEN:          Saturday, April 26th, 12-1 PM

WHERE:        Hamilton City Hall

For more info contact: Jill Davies at rivercare@blackfoot.net

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