Chicago Communities Building a Clean Energy Future

On Saturday September 24th, citizens of Chicago will come together on the International Day of Climate Action to call for an immediate implementation of current, proven, clean energy solutions to combat the climate crisis.

Roll Beyond Coal is an event that will bring Chicagoans together to create a local movement to promote clean transportation and energy options that are good for our health and planet.

Our event is one of many planned worldwide calling on leaders and corporations, those who have previously denied or moved too slowly to address climate change, to stop holding up progress and to get moving now to work with us to solve the climate crisis.

This event is part bike ride, part rally and part march. Participants can choose to participate in both activities or just come to the rally.

On Saturday morning, bikers from all over Chicago will converge on Daley Plaza. They will leave Daley Plaza at 11 a.m., caravan to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and meet up with rally goers near the Fisk coal fired power plant. Near Fisk, we will rally @ 12:30 p.m. and then march to call for an end to the toxic pollution from the Fisk and Crawford coal plants and current plans for dirty fossil fuel projects and to demand a swift transition to clean energy and jobs.

WHAT: Bike ride, rally & march to call for clean energy

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011

WHERE: Bike Ride leaves Daley Plaza @ 11 a.m.
Rally near Dvorak Park (1119 W.Cullerton St.) in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood starts at 12:30 p.m.
All interested individuals and organizations are invited to participate in Roll Beyond Coal.

To learn more about the event and to RSVP go to

Organizations and groups can show their support for this event by co-sponsoring it. As a co-sponsor your group’s name will be listed on our event website.  Co-sponsors can support the event by promoting it and encouraging their membership to attend. Co-sponsors are invited to volunteer at the event and participate in event planning meetings.  Click here if your organization is interested in becoming a cosponsor.

Let’s work together to build a clean energy future.  Are you ready to join us on this exciting journey?

In Solidarity,

Roll Beyond Coal Planning Committee

Eco-Justice Collaborative (EJC) is cosponsoring this event, as is the Chicago Clean Power Coalition (EJC is a founding member organization)

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