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UUCB Supports Climate Marchers

clim2 clim1Twelve members of UUCB headed for the steps of the Colorado Capitol building on June 16 to join a rally in support of the Great March for Climate Action. The goal of the Climate March is to change the hearts and minds of the American people, our elected leaders and people across the world to act now to address the climate crisis.  There are now 40 intrepid marchers who began their walk across America on March 1.  The youngest are in their early twenties; the oldest marcher is 76!  So far they have walked over 1200 miles.  They are heading towards Washington D.C. and stopping at cities and towns along the way to engage local citizens in conversations about how to take meaningful action on global warming.

Our UUCB contingent carried our banner high and joined the chanting as we walked along Denver’s 16th Street Mall with a group of about 250 local supporters.  We stopped along the way to hear a report from local EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath on the new EPA regulations affecting coal plants, and then we headed for the Mercury Café where we enjoyed a vegetarian meal while engaging in animated discussions about local solutions to global warming.

Postscript:  A week ago when the Climate March came through Colorado Springs, our sister church the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church hosted a dinner and discussion with the marchers, and many of the marchers stayed in their homes for a night.  A couple of us from UUCB went down for that event.  It’s great to be connecting with UU churches across Colorado as we work together on climate change.

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