Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Event: Boston Under Water Festival, October 24 (this weekend!)

Boston Under Water 350 Festival 
A regional tongue-in-cheek creative event about climate crisis

Time: 3:00 - 5:30 pm, Saturday, October 24, 2009
Photo at 3:50 pm
RAIN OR SHINE! (Water would just make it that much more realistic & we’ve got to be ready!)

Location: Christopher Columbus Park downtown Boston (Aquarium T stop or Walk from Park Street on Red Line)

Gather en masse in downtown Boston's Christopher Columbus Park, on the waterfront (Aquarium T stop) to participate in positive attention-getting and imagination-catching activities. The focus will be on the iconic image of sea level rise to draw attention to the threat of global climate change.
Travel from community events to the downtown location will be an important part of the day. Costumes, floats and theatrical events will draw attention to 350 and increase attendance. Participants in many morning 350 events will make their way independently (by foot, T, bicycle, roller-blades, canoe, and decorated vehicles) to downtown Boston.
-- A race to build a wall of sandbags to protect Boston from rising sea levels and stronger storms!
-- A massive group photo in front of the sandbag wall with a banner calling on world leaders to get us back to 350 and to pass a fair, ambitious and binding climate treaty this year.
-- Beach and water games!
-- Participatory Climate Theater!!
-- Relay racing!!
-- Flooding Station: learn about what sea level rise and higher storm surges will mean for Boston
-- Plus blue face-painting, bike-flag making, and more!

Mission Hill Energy Fair and Healthy Community Rally/Ride -- Come to the Mission Hill Energy Fair from 10am till 2pm to learn how to save money by saving energy and join with neighbors who want a healthier community, here and around the globe. The Energy Fair from will close with a climate justice rally at 1:30pm and kick off a Stop Asthma - Stop Global Warming, Healthy Community Ride by bike or T to the Boston Under Water 350 Festival downtown.
Contact: Loie Hayes, c-857-544-6846; h-617-278-1885

MassBike Spins Festival Bike Ride
Begin assembling at 1:00pm at the Cambridge Common. Rally will begin at 1:15pm with
DEPARTURE time at 1:30pm. Bring your umbrella and Charlie Card in the event of rain.
For more info. or to RSVP: or

Assemble at the Cambridge Common starting at 1:00pm. Rally begins at 1:15pm. Take
the T from Harvard Square.
Freedom Riders Unite for the International Day of Climate Action Bike Ride!
1:30pm. Prospect Hill Park, Munroe Street in Union Sq. Somerville
Dress in water gear or blue for a bike ride along the Freedom Trail from Somerville to
Boston. Depart at 2pm and ride to the Under Water Festival at Christopher Columbus
Park in Boston's Water Front. Be prepared to make some noise for Climate Justice! (ride
not suitable for inexperienced bikers)

T-RIDE from Davis Square
Don"t want to bike but still want to stand up for climate on the way to the Boston Under Water Festival? (And go with a bunch of fun people!)
Begin assembling at 2:00pm at Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. Dress in water gear or blue for a T ride. Depart at 2:30pm sharp! Families encouraged to join!

Greenpeace USA, JP Green House, Massachusetts Council of Churches, Massachusetts Power Shift, Somerville Climate Action
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston, The Williams Agency
Boston Climate Action Network, Cambridge Green Decade,
Greenport, Home Energy Efficiency Team, Living Structures, Inc., Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, Massachusetts Sierra Club, Medford Climate Action, Mystic River Watershed Association

Christopher Columbus Park Aquarium T Station (Blue line)
Boston, MA
United States
Event Organizer
Vanessa R

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