Windham County Rise for Climate - Rally & Ride!

Start: Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:00 PM

End: Saturday, September 08, 2018 6:00 PM

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action!

3 pm: Bikers meet in the Brattleboro Farmers' Market parking lot (570 Western Ave.) to bike together in a critical/kidical mass.
Walkers meet at "plaza park," near the bike racks across from the Brattleboro Food Co-op to march up Main street.
Note: Those who want to make signs or decorate themselves or their bikes are encouraged to come 20 minutes early.

Both groups travel to the Brattleboro Common.

4 pm: Rally at the Common! All are invited to attend.
Speakers: Representative Mollie S. Burke, Youth4Change, Phoebe Gooding of Coming Clean, Dave Cohen of VBike, 350 Brattleboro, and more...
Bicycle "petting zoo"
Creating a People's Transportation Plan
Bike stencils for t-shirts and canvas bags (bring t-shirts and bags to stencil!)
Brattleboro bag share project (bring your extra re-usable bags to donate to the bag share!)
Rich Earth Institute's "pee-cycling" porta-potty

Kids activities! Face-painting, make-your-own bouquets, and two childcare providers                                       Tabling from local and regional org                                                                                                     Refreshments including bicycle-powered smoothies with BF Community Bike Project, apples from Green Mountain Orchards, melons from Wild Carrot Farm, and ice cream from Ben & Jerry's!

Our hope is to get as many people out on the streets of Brattleboro as possible; families with kids welcome! All are welcome at the rally, whether or not you're able to join in the ride or the march.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 9th, 3 - 6 pm

Questions? Want to borrow a bike? Have ideas for the rally? Email us at

Here's a link to the Facebook event:

On September 8, hundreds of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world as part of the "Rise for Climate" to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. This date has been chosen to precede the Global Climate Action Summit that will be happening in San Francisco from September 12 - 14.

More info at