(Host) Saturday marks the National Day of Climate Action and more than 1,000 communities across the country will hold rallies calling on legislators to more aggressively address global climate change.
Many communities around Vermont will join in the Step It Up campaign, which seeks an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Johanna Miller is the outreach director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council. She says the day will help to raise awareness about global warming and the need for political action.
(Miller) “We’re going to start the day at Morse Farm, which is an iconic location that houses the sugaring industry and a ski area, and we’re going to talk about global warming threatens the skiing, sugaring, fishing and all kinds of other things that Vermonters value. And we’re going to then, walk down to the statehouse, weather dependent, but end the day with a rally on the statehouse steps to really shine a light on the need for political leadership on this issue.”
(Host) Saturday’s activities will feature appearances by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and state Senate president Peter Shumlin.