Monday, September 19, 2011

September 24th is Chicago's Roll Beyond Coal Day

Form our friends trying to make The Fisk Power plant (across the river) change to clean energy:

The coal plants in the city of Chicago have been polluting our air for decades. Our campaign to transition these plants is a defining moment in the Sierra Club's national Coal to Clean Energy Campaign. Coal combustion puts billions of tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.

Here in Chicago, the Fisk and Crawford coal plants are contributing to climate change by emitting 5 million tons of carbon dioxide every year.

At our Roll Beyond Coal event, September 24th, we'll call on Midwest Generation, owner of Chicago's two coal plants, to clean up or retire the plants and support renewable energy projects.

Don't miss out -- sign up to attend the Roll Beyond Coal Event on September 24th!

Here are the details:

WHO: You, your friends, and family!

WHAT: We'll kick off the day with a massive bike ride from Daley Plaza to Dvorak Park in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. We'll gather with community residents and others in front of the Fisk coal plant for a rally and clean energy march.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24th, 11am

WHERE: Bike Ride leaves Daley Plaza at 11 a.m., Rally near Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.) in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood starts at 12:30 p.m.

Questions: Christine Nannicelli,


Hope to see you there!


Christine Nannicelli
Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

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