New Hampshire Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Start: Saturday, September 08, 2018•11:00 AM
On September 8, hundreds of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand a just and fair transition for all in New Hampshire to enjoy the benefits of clean energy with safe jobs, protected wildlife, efficient housing, healthy air, and a better future than what we inherited from our elders.
This is a peaceful, family friendly event with speakers, experts, organizations, decision makers, and YOU!
Speakers will start at the gazebo in Central Square at 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.
An hour of speakers at Central Square will be followed by an afternoon with local favorite Murphy’s Blues Band at Railroad Square setting the mood for a speakers’ tent and information tables. Ice cream and treats will be provided by sponsors Stonyfield Farms and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – businesses that have taken the movement to their factory floors and business principals. The rally and afternoon included NH Sierra Club, The Monadnock Progressive Alliance, Harris Center for Conservation Education , Moms Clean Air Force, League of Conservation Voters, Clean Energy Team, Monadnock Progressive Alliance, The Sustainability Project, Citizens' Climate Lobby, League of Women Voters-Peterborough Plus, Monadnock Sustainability Network, Twin States Animal Liberation, NH Plastic Pollution Alliance, Conducive, ECHO Action NH, Elm City Compost Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists, Keene Immigrant and Refugee Partnership, Walker Cellar Works, Cowasuck Band of Pennacook-Abenaki People, Rights and Democracy, Stonyfield Yogurt, and Ben&Jerry's Ice Cream.
Program of Speakers
Chief Paul Pouliot & Denise Pouliot
Cowasuck Band of Penacook-Abenaki People
Conor T. Hill, Pres. of Keene H. S. Senior Class & Sierra Student Coalition Chapter
Dan Weeks, Director of Market Development, Revision Energy
Beth Wheland, Chief Steward, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers Union Local 228
Bob King, President, Ashuelot River Hydro Inc.
Phil Suter, President, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
Matt Bacon, Recycling Coordinator & Sustainability Materials Specialist - Keene State College
Julie Mudd, Tesla Energy Advisor
Reverend Elsa Worth, Priest at Saint James Episcopal Church in Keene
Emcees: Emily Caverhill Manns and Peter Wotowiec
Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.