Greenpeace activists chose South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore as the location for one of several demonstrations to influence world leaders at the Group of Eight summit in L’Aquila, Italy, a meeting that will help create a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Greenpeace used the demonstrations as a means to urge President Obama to push stronger legislation than the American Clean Energy and Security Act that was recently approved by the House.
Three Greenpeace activists repelled down the face of the monument and posted a banner reading “America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming.” The banner also displayed Obama’s face next to Lincoln’s. The three climbers and eight other Greenpeace activists were arrested.
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Repower America in Sioux Falls is having a panel focused on clean energy, living green, and what renewable energy will do for South Dakota on Tuesday, June 22nd. The panel will include Randy Parry, President of the Rural Learning Center, Joe Bartmann, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Green Project, and Matt McLarty, Policy Advocate for the Environmental Law and Policy Center. There will also be a conference call with Al Gore starting at 7 pm! The event will be held at the Sioux Falls Library, Oakview Branch (3700 E. 3rd Street) starting at 7 pm.
Hope to see you there!
To learn more about Repower America visit http://www.repoweramerica.org.