Rally to build a cool city

GLENS FALLS The City of Glens Falls is hosting a global warming rally and day long Step It Up event downtown in the city center on Nov. 3 to emphasize the need for leadership on global warming. The event will build on Step It Ups April 14 rally that produced more than 1,400 events in 50 states, the largest global warming event in U.S. history. The events across the countryheld one year before the 2008 election will show the contrast between the intense concern of ordinary Americans and local governments and the lack of sufficient action in Washington. Participants in the rally are calling for real leadership on global warming and for an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Ride your bike to the Glens Falls Farmers Market for information, displays and entertainment from 10 a.m. - noon. Supporting locally grown or made food and other products saves the energy that would be used in transporting their imported alternatives. Traveling to the market by bicycle saves even more! The public is invited to bike , roller-blade, walk, car-pool, take the bus to downtown Glens Falls for entertainment by Bill Campbell, biking information and tips and to meet people who use their bikes to commute. Enjoy local food snacks, solar oven cooking, see biodiesel info-samples, and get to know the Toyota Prius hybrid with Jim Stegman. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., entertainment at City Park Bandstand by C.E. Skidmore. At noon, Rally for the Planet at City Park Bandstand. The Cool Cities program will be introduced by Sierra Club Representatives. Glens Falls Mayor Roy Akins will demonstrate leadership and commitment by the City of Glens Falls by signing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, placing Glens Falls on the list and on the road with 755 leading U.S. cities toward becoming Cool Cities. Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrands representative Lisa Manzi will explain Congresswoman Gillibrands past, present, and future efforts in the US Congress towards fighting climate change. Presenters beginning at 1 p.m. at the C.R. Wood Theatre will be author Jim Kunstlers, who will speak about the Long Emergency: the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century; NYSERDA: Learning Ways To Save Energy, Money and the Environment; a video-tour of the renovated Barton Mines building with Jim McAndrew and Green Building Council representative Tracie Hall; groSolar: The Carbon Challenge, and local agriculture as Part of the Solution with Seth Jacobs. At 5:30 p.m., at Aimie's Dinner and a Movie, there will be a special, first area showing of Leonardo DiCaprios film The Eleventh Hour, a documentary about climate change. Saturday evening at Rock Hill Caf_njoy local green band, Three Dimensional Figures.

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