Climate Crisis Action Day

I just got back to the office from the Climate Crisis Action Day.  The event, which took place today from 11am-1pm on the west capitol lawn, had a great turnout and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.  The speakers included some political heavy hitters, such as:  Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. Henry Waxman, and Rep. Mike Honda.

Other speakers included a 3rd grader, Molly, who started the Save the Arctic Blog and 14-year-old Savannah Walters, who started a non-profit to reduce CO2 emissions by encouraging people to keep vehicle tires at proper levels of air compression.  Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite quotes of the day.

Quotes from the day:

Father Morris, of St. Elizabeth church in Wyandot, Michigan:

“Humans were put in the garden to till, not to cover it with concrete.”

Senator Bernie Sanders:

“Demand that Congress start acting to save the planet.”

Senator John Kerry:

“We deserve a government that accepts science and facts.  This is not a matter of speculation.”

Representative Henry Waxman:

“We’ve lost six years with the Bush administration in power.”

Representative Ed Markey:

“Something will happen soon on global warming.”

Representative Mike Honda:

“Every time you open a refrigerator, every time you sit in a vehicle, there is an impact.”

More photos are available at our flickr page and are being uploaded as we speak.