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Moving Planet-Middletown

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Name: Justin Haaheim


Have an errand at Russell Library, Wesleyan, a deli, the store, or any place downtown? If you’re getting out on Saturday, September 24, try leaving the car at home and jump on your bike or skateboard, take the bus, or just take an exercising walk to your destination. Then, stop by the lawn of the Church of the Holy Trinity on Main Street, right next to Pedal Power and take a look at the Moving Planet Day exhibit. At the event, people will be able to get bike safety instruction, hear a quick lesson on simple bike maintenance, pick up bus schedules, and learn about the importance of reducing fossil fuels use. The talks and demonstrations will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Snacks, small sandwiches and healthy beverages will be available to visitors. Bicyclists, skateboarders and walkers visiting the displays will also have the opportunity to see The One World House on the lawn of the church. The One World House is an exhibit of a full-size 8-foot square wood and sheet metal model of a house typical in many rural communities in underdeveloped countries. At this exhibit, visitors will learn about the problems third world countries are already experiencing with climate change.The results of climate- producing floods on these countries are illustrated in a play titled Submerged, a preview of which will be presented on the church steps at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The play, which will be performed by “Circus for a Fragile Planet” at Oddfellows Playhouse that evening at 7:00 p.m., illustrates how an increase in sea level from melting of glaciers and ice caps threatens low-lying coastal areas and island ecosystems around the world which are already experiencing threats to their survival.

About "CT 350.org"

350 Connecticut is a project to organize a strong, responsive grassroots coalition of citizens, NGO's, faith communities and businesses across the state of Connecticut to envision and build a future beyond fossil fuels.

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