What: "No Tar Sands!" People's Conference and Rally
When: July 13, 2014 at 12pm
Where: Bretton Woods, NH
Map: Google map and directions
Contact: Bob Klotz

Details:

Please join us for the “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference and Rally

Sponsored by the Tar Sands Free Northeast coalition

You are invited to participate in a “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. 


DATE: Sunday, July 13th

TIME: 12 noon; Duration = 1 ½ hours

LOCATION:  Parking lot on 302 across from entrance to Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH; map.


The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers are scheduled to meet in Bretton Woods for the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference July 13 - 15. Tar Sands Free Northeast (TSFNE) is hosting a “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference and is inviting all to participate as we communicate to our political leaders the importance of a safe and sustainable energy and ecologically-sound future.

The extraction, transport, refining and combustion of tar sands oil harm communities, health and the environment, presenting a grave threat to our climate, air, and water. Yet the New England States and Eastern Canadian Provinces are on the verge of seeing a dramatic increase in tar sands crude transported through the region via pipeline, rail and tankers, as well as a portion of our transportation fuel.

TSFNE is a coalition of environmental groups committed to confronting energy and environmental issues in New England and northeast Canada — with a solutions-based focus. Supporting and supported by grassroots organizers across the region, we have had tremendous success with developing events and actions that engage the public, the press, and decision-makers relative to environmental issues and concerns. But Big Oil is putting the pressure on with a host of proposed projects that could expand tar sands coming through and to the region.

Please join us on Sunday, July 13th at 12 pm for the People’s Conference and Rally and call on our Governors and Premiers to keep the Northeast tar sands free!

Schedule of events:

  • a rally — including theatrical activities to creatively speak to the threats — and environmentally-friendlier possibilities

  • a “People’s Conference” — including a press conference — considering action steps to be taken to ensure a truly sustainable northeast

  • a solutions-based focus will be a key component to this event - including a Bike Brigade arriving at the location and other creative and community-transportation options encouraged.

We encourage individuals and groups to work together in ensuring a powerful People’s Conference on July 13!

 

Tar Sands Free Northeast Partners - including 350 Maine

 

Transportation options from Maine:

  • carpooling: see a self-managing carpooling option here
  • Bus: two of our TSFNE coalition partners, Sierra Club and Natural Resources Council of Maine, are co-sponsoring a 55-seat bus to bring Mainers to Bretton Woods. The bus will leave Portland early in the morning, stop in Bridgton to pick up passengers, and return early in the evening. 350 Mainers can reserve a seat; for additional information, see this link

Also: please consider joining the Bike Brigade; additional information is available here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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