Citizen's Climate Lobby has been advancing the opposite strategy: working to build the political will to implement a carbon tax, where by a person ("person" I mean an individual person AND a corporation) pay more to burn burn burn, in a nut shell.
My dear friend Lisa came to spend a few days with my in Montreal with her new baby JULIAN!!!!
Then I started biking south. This is the path that I took to begin my journey.
ONE LOVE MASSIVE A MOVING MEDITATION
Wind towers on the Lowell Mountain range
Arriving at Bread and Puppet in Glover Vermont. The oldest running non-profit theater company in the U.. My friend Daniel lived there this season as the gardener.
To see many more photos of this portion of the journey, including loads of photos of the Bread and Puppet Farm + Theater click HEREWhen I left B & P I started cycling through Vermont down route 100. Vermont has done a great deal at the state level to promote clean energy infrastructure!!!!
I rode to the Nature's Classroom site in Colebrock Ct were my friend Emily Montesinos is living and working this season. I was the special guest and got to talk with the kids who were there for the week abut BIKE POWER and Climate Change.
THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH:
So, we all got in our places and picked out our caribou puppet and figured out how to wear it for our own best comfort. I strapped mine to my bike helmet and used one hand to work the head and one hand to steer my bike. Then, under an over cast sky, on a cool day, we waited for the parade to start. It took tow and a half hours of us to start moving. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. Thousands of people together, sharing food, drink, song, stories and our common cause. At one point everyone in the crowd, from the front of the parade to the back observed two minutes of silence for all those affects already by climate change, and then we all let out a collective cry, an alarm, of anguish, for the pain we all feel in common for what is being done to our beautiful planet. I found that one of my fellow caribou had come up from Athens on the Georgia Climate Change Coalition buses I had helped organize!!! LOGAN!!! Before leaving Athens at the start of September I had made some flyers and ridden my bike around Athens passing them out to anyone I saw that I thought might be keen to come, and one person did! He found me because of my bucket luggage!!!! I saw a fellow from Madison WS.that I had met at the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in Washington D.C. in April!!!
w our heads in the air and quake while the people in black moved among us blaring dissonant horns and the arms of the tar Sands Monster would cover our bodies!!! But then, from behind the FISTS OF RESISTANCE would rise up and from behind the STOP THE TAR SANDS AT THE SOURCE banner the BUTTERFLIES AT THE END OF THE WORLD would fly in to rescue us and drive the dark figures away, the Bread and Puppet marching band would begin to play When the Saints Go marching In, Biannca would start to play the sleigh bells again and the herd would keep moving forward. We got attacked right in front of Radio City Music Hall!