On January 19, 2017, Rising Tide VT will received the Ed Everts Social Justice Award, through the Peace & Justice Center. The award will be co-presented by Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle, and environmentalist Bill McKibben.
The award ceremony will take place at the ECHO Center, 1 College St. in Burlington. The doors will open at 5:30, a buffet of chili, cornbread, and fixins will start at 6pm, followed by the award ceremony and presentation by Bill McKibben and Global Justice Ecology Project, at 7pm. A dance party will take place from 8-10pm with Mal Maiz, an Afro-Cumbia band.
“There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.” Bill McKibben.
Rising Tide Vermont is an all-volunteer crew of folks who “organizes and takes direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to facilitate a just transition to resilient and equitable land-based communities.” (http://www.risingtidevermont.org/about.html)
They have worked hard, tirelessly, and fearlessly over the last few years, organizing, educating and literally throwing a wrench in the system that is digging and drilling one of the pipelines under Vermont’s green landscape. Through their work, they have brought hundreds of people together, from different parts of Vermont, to build “a movement which opposes the expansion of industrial infrastructure in the Northeast US and Eastern Canada, and exposes corporate and state-sponsored false solutions to the climate crisis”.
Please join the PJC in celebrating the work of Rising Tide VT!
- 5:30 Doors
- 6pm Buffet Dinner – chili, cornbread, and fixins
- 7pm Presentations by Bill McKibben and award given to Rising Tide VT
- 8pm Dance party with Mal Maiz
Tickets are $25-$1,000
Youth, fixed income, and other discounts available.
You are also invited to volunteer in exchange for a ticket.
Go to http://www.pjcvt.org/annual-ed-everts-activist-award-ceremony-with-rising-tide-vt-and-bill-mckibben/ for more information on ticket purchasing.