Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Maine Student to Join Together for "Step It Up 2007"

During the Maine Student Climate Summit held at College of the Atlantic this past weekend students from all the school represented agreed to join together to ask congress to Step It Up. On April 14 of this year there will be a national day of action with hundreds of events on that day where people will be demanding that Congress make a plan and commit to cutting GHG emissions 80% by 2050. The students of Maine plan to compose a join statement and have a large scale petitioning campaign targeting students, faculty, staff, presidents, departments, and clubs on Maine's college campuses. The plan is to have a public event with press in which the join statement and petitions is handing to policy makers of Maine, both state and national. If your would like to get involved or learn more about the campaign, please email jmurphy3@bates.edu and/or join the "Step It Up Maine" facebook group.

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Step It Up Maine!

On April 14, over 1000 organizations will be hosting events in their communities to call on policy makers to take aggressive action to mitigate anthropogenic climate change, the greatest threat of our generation. Our message: "Step It Up! Cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050." You can be a part of this historical event by joining us at the Maine State House in Augusta as we hand deliver a joint statement signed by thousands of Maine students and citizens. We will be celebrating with information, speakers, and music. Maine of us will be biking from out school and other will be carpooling. If you cannot make the event, your signature and voice can by signing the petition below Please take 30 seconds to sign online and help initiate lasting change that will benefit many generations to come! Students of Maine Sign HERE: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/865908518 Citizens of Maine Sign Here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/358025097 Thank You! Jack Murphy jmurphy3@bates.edu April 14: Noon - 3pm Maine State House Augusta, Me If you would like more information on 'Step It Up!' visit www.stepitup2007.org If you would like more information on the event in Augusta, email Jack Murphy (jmurphy3@bates.edu)