by K.C. Whiteley (with Margaret Blanchard)
On Saturday, December 12, climate activists, labor unions, faith communities and racial and social justice groups will come together in Boston from every corner of New England to call for bold climate solutions to create together jobs, justice and climate actions.
As the United Nations Climate Conference closes in Paris, U.S. activists plan to keep building a grassroots climate movement for solutions to move away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources. The rally has been endorsed by over 75 labor, workers’ rights, social justice, faith, environmental and climate groups in the northeast. The rally will wrap up at the Massachusetts State House steps.
Following the rally, the Boston Climate Defense action will host creative, non-violent direct actions including theater, music and poetry. One example is street theater which includes a scenario set in 2030 when, due to sea level rise, transit stations are converted to ferry stations. These actions will run until 5:30 p.m. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. to return to Vermont.
350Vermont has reserved five buses for Vermonters to join the December 12 rally. The bus from Montpelier leaves Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Department of Labor parking lot on Green Mountain Drive, arriving in Boston at noon. Buses return to Vermont at 9 p.m.
Reserve your seat on the Montpelier bus at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-trip-to-jobs-justice-climate-rally-march-tickets-19641750003. To avoid the Eventbrite service charge, you can pay by check: 350VT, 255 S. Champlain St., Ste 11, Burlington, VT 05401. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you need a subsidized ticket, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 444-0350.