Time to Get a Move On

From fossil fuels that is. Come be in the Saturday Sept 24th Moving Planet Seattle 350.org movement of boats and bikes, feet and wheels, pedaling, rowing, sailing, dancing, skating, cartwheeling with clean contemporary energy. The goal of the day is to build community around clean energy and transportation solutions for the 21st century.

Moving Planet Seattle is part of a international movement about “moving on” from fossil fuels and the goal to get to “350 ppm” of carbon in the atmosphere. Most climate scientists agree 350 parts per million is the highest level of carbon dioxide that is safe to have in our atmosphere.  Right now we are at 392 ppm and emissions are rising.  People from 151 countries all over the world are gathering to raise awareness of Climate Change. For example, a bike ride is being organized in India, a tree planting in Nigeria, and a people powered parade here in Seattle.

Kids and adults can participate in the 1-2 p.m. People Powered Parade around the park on their bike, stroller, skates, wheelchair, stilts, unicycle, jumprope, or feet. There are paddle board demonstrations and yoga sessions for bicyclists. SDOT Summer Streets will be there with games and information. Fun for families includes the Family Bike Expo where you can try out different bike hauling options.

From 10-12 there will be a workshop on the future for transportation in Seattle and what you can do to make a difference.

How are you going to travel to this event? People from around Puget Sound are tweeting how they will get there. There are group bike rides being led from West Seattle, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Capitol Hill, Ravenna, Wallingford, and Ballard. More information on how to get there and plans for the day.