forwardonclimate

UPDATE: 2/7/2013:

The bus is FULL. We encourage people to gather with friends and carpool! 

Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home – and the American people get it.

The first step to putting our country on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. His legacy as president will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.

On Feb. 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history.

urlJoin this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.

The Western North Carolina Alliance, Sierra Club, and 350.org support this action and are leading a caravan to D.C.

Buses and lodging are being arranged from Asheville  to D.C. and you can sign up via the form below. The bus will leave Asheville on Saturday morning Feb. 16 at 8 a.m. and will arrive back in downtown Asheville early Monday morning at 2 a.m.

We encourage folks to get together and carpool as well!

COST

General Public:

  • $60, bus only
  • $65, bus with an overnight stay at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. (If staying overnight, please bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad or blankets.) All participants must supply their own meals.

Students:

  • $25, bus only
  • $30, bus with overnight stay at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. (If staying overnight, please bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad or blankets.) All participants must supply their own meals.

To pay by check, contact WNCA Community Organizer Anna Jane Joyner HERE. (Deadline for payment by check is Feb. 10.)

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for those who can’t afford the full cost of the trip. For more information on scholarships, contact Emma Greenbaum with the WENOCA Sierra Club by clicking HERE. Please put “Forward on Climate Rally Scholarship” in the subject line.

Click HERE for more information about the rally.