Two Events Bringing Together Friends, Neighbors & Civic Leaders
So you say you want to protect the environment. That you’re for clean air, safe water and a livable planet. Mr./Ms. Sustainability… that’s you.
Well, then. You need to be at a couple of events coming up in Fargo, N.D., this month. They’re great opportunities to put your environmental action mind/feet where your environmental action mouth is.
You don’t consider yourself a big-time advocate? No problem. All you need to quality for participation is to be a human being who regularly draws breath.
These events will be worth your while, regardless of whether you live in Fargo. We’ll even overlook the gasoline it takes to drive from out of town.
Please come. We need you here.
Drive for a Cleaner Community
Citizens Local Energy Action Network (C.L.E.A.N.)
Wednesday, April 19, 1 to 4 p.m.
Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., Fargo, N.D.
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney will be headlining a list of community, industry and advocacy group speakers and presenters at the C.L.E.A.N. Drive for a Cleaner Community.
You’ll be able to see, hear and touch two of the most popular electric vehicles on the market — the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla — check out a Chargepoint commercial charging station and learn the latest about:
- A 200 MW solar and 200 MW wind farm being built in Cass County by Geronimo Energy.
- Xcel Energy and Cass County Electric Cooperative efforts related to renewable energy.
- Fargo’s desire to encourage more electric vehicles with commercial vehicle and workplace chargers.
- Volkswagen settlement funds in North Dakota
- Fargo Recycling.
- The North Dakota Clean Cities program.
C.L.E.A.N. is a Fargo, N.D.-based, citizen-driven, nonprofit organization that advocates for the use of renewable energy and associated technologies in Fargo-Moorhead and, by extension, throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota. A key focus area for the group is to increase the use of electric vehicles. To that end, C.L.E.A.N. is working with elected officials and government agencies toward the development of an infrastructure of commercial, workplace and public charging stations throughout the city and the states.
The event will begin in the parking lot (weather permitting) at 1 p.m. with a welcome from C.L.E.A.N. Chairman Ed Gruchalla and remarks from Mayor Mahoney. Presentations will begin indoors around 1:20 p.m., with the event returning to the parking lot for hands-on opportunities with the EVs.
Click here for the full agenda.
People’s Climate March
People’s Climate Movement
April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.
Broadway, Downtown Fargo, N.D.
Our clean air, safe water and livable planet should be a right. Like all rights, sometimes you have to fight for them.
They’re all under assault by POTUS 45, his pick to head (read: destroy, destruct or dismantle) the Environmental Protection Agency and a complicit Republican-controlled Congress. The People’s Climate Movement is fighting back (peacefully) with marches and demonstrations across the nation.
Join them. Join me. Take a stand for the health and safety of your friends, neighbors, children and grandchildren.
Here’s the message from the organizers:
“Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29 in Fargo, N.D. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.
“On April 29, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.
“Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a countrywide arc of action, culminating April 29 in Washington D.C., in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.
“We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.
“In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.
“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.” — Carl Sagan
We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action.
So there you have it. I hope to see you all there, Ms./Mr. Sustainability.