Thursday, 09 May 2024 12:57

Community Climate Action Walk Slated for May 18

A public community climate action walk takes place Saturday, May 18. A public community climate action walk takes place Saturday, May 18.

GLENS FALLS — A public community climate action walk is slated to take place 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 in downtown Glens Falls. 

Attendees are asked to gather at 1 p.m. at City Park by Crandall Public Library. A walk down Glenn Street to Crandall Park where speakers are located will take place 1:30 p.m. 

In response to the serious environmental crisis facing the planet, the Community Climate Action Walk provides the opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to come together and learn about local actions they can take to address the severe and far-reaching impacts of climate warming. 

The walk has been organized by the Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee, St. Mary’s Social Justice Ministry, and North Country Earth Action (NCEA), a citizens group for climate action advocacy. 

Speakers include: Students from the Glens Falls High School Social Justice Club, Dr. Patrick Wrisley, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, Emmett Smith, Northern Power & Light, Michael Richardson, representing Third Act on the NY Renews steering committee, and many others. Original poems written for the event will be read. Ken Tingley, former editor of The Post Star and current author of the on-line “Front Page” blog about our hometown community, will moderate the speakers. Chuck “Rochmon” Vosganian will manage the sound system from the band shell.

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