Cornwall Moving Planet rally and parade

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Have you seen the information about the global day of action to promote fossil fuel reduction? On September 24, Everyone is invited to join the Cornwall 350 Action Committee and communities around the world in a Moving Planet Rally & Parade to raise awareness about the need to move beyond the use of fossil fuels and to build local solutions to prevent further Climate Change. You can gather with many community partners in Lamoureux Park near the Museum on September 24, starting at 11 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come just as you are or on bike, on skates, on a rickshaw, soapbox, board, scooter, wheelchair, wagon, or on foot. Come with your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends of all ages. Come be part of something huge! Present your own Moving Planet message – encourage your group to get creative: make a 350 Banner; dress up as Endangered Species or come up with an Outrageous Costume Promoting Local Seasonal Food or come as a Super Hero for Climate Justice!

I am not sure how much I am going to dress up, but I want to go. There is a small problem -- getting to Cornwall since I live north of St. Andrews. But, on top of that, I need to get to Long Sault immediately after lunch.

I've gone on the Cornwall website and checked out the transit and I can't find any info about buses going to St. Andrews. I guess I will have to call them.

Back several years ago, I tried riding my bike into the market when it was held at the top of Pitt. I didn't realize how many large and small hills there were between my place and the market and at one point wondered if I was going to make it there let alone return home with my purchases. I am several years older, haven't biked since, I am ashamed to admit, so don't think I can bike it.

These are the types of problems we are going to encounter in the future as the price of gasoline goes up and we can't afford to travel, to pay for things that must travel some distance, never mind the environmental problems that are not being dealt with by our governments.

Since the price of gasoline just inches up, since the price of imported food just inches up, we complain about it but don't get overly concerned about it. We adapt, we think, but are we adapting by changing our way of travelling, of buying local goods, of cutting down on our pollution? Or, are we adapting by just buying what is cheaper.

So am I going to be a hypocrite and drive? But I drive a Prius, doesn't that count? Not if I drive more that I need to! I need to smarten up too and figure out what I am going to do on September 24.

For more information on the Cornwall Moving Planet Rally and Parade please contact: 350cornwall@gmail.com

For more information the world-wide 350 Campaign please visit: http://www.350.org/.

Organizations: Cornwall 350 Action Committee

Geographic location: Cornwall, Long Sault, Pitt

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