International Day of Climate Action, Oct 24

As part of the International Day of Climate Action tomorrow, Norman will join people all over the world taking a stand for a safe climate future. Everyone is invited to meet in front of Native Roots Market for a talk by Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, a bike decoration contest with Fair Trade prizes, a discussion of water and climate change, and a community bike ride.  We will take a group photo to be put on the big screen in Times Square, along with photos and videos from similar events worldwide.

Where: Outside Native Roots Market, 132 W Main St

When: Oct. 24, 2009, 10-noon: (Weather forecast is sunny, in the mid 60s!)


10:00 am: Introductions
10:05 am: Mayor Cindy Rosenthal: What’s Norman doing?
10:15 am: Acknowledgments, and “Why 350?”
10:25 am: The Looming Water Crisis by Asia Scudder – with Q&A.
10:45 am: Group Photo for the big screen in Times Square.
11:00 am: Bike Decoration Contest … Judging, Bike Award, Door Prizes.
11:15 am: Outline the route for Group Bike Ride – Tate James.
11:25 am: Group Ride, others will Discuss, Socialize, visit “Write Your Congress Critter” table and enjoy the perfect Fall day!
11:50 am: Returning bike riders rejoin group and final Door Prize is drawn. (You must be present to win.)

Supporters (so far) include:
(confirmed) Norman Sustainability Network, Voices of Oklahoma, Norman Fair Trade, Noroma Dental Laboratory, Inc., Oklahoma Green Business Alliance, Red Earth Group of the Sierra Club, Oklahomans for New Transportation Alternatives Coalition (OnTrac), Café Plaid, Native Roots Market, Dr. Edwin Kessler, OUr Earth, Great Plains Apiaries, Dr. Tim and Georjana Mauldin, James Nimmo, Norman H. Hammon, Lisa Schmidt, Centaurus Technologies & Innovations, Inc., Nature Scapes, Zahori Landscapes, Carol J. Ruth, Michaelangelo’s Deli, Unitarian Universalist Community Church, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Norman UU Fellowship, The Chouse, Pink Elephant Café, League of Women Voters of Norman, Kay Ham, The Wild Hare Beadery, Studio Zen, La Luna, FREEB!RDS World Burrito, Second Wind Coffeehouse, The Earth Café & Deli, Walker T’s, Pita Pit, The Apothem, Which Wich, Antique Garden, Take Five, International Groceries.

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