YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip
Wed., Feb 13
KY Coffeetree Cafe
3 friends. 50 States. One wild year! Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling America with hope, humor . . . and all of their garbage for the year - to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and music by Ben Sollee, Mark Geary and more.
More info about the film: http://www.yert.com/
Tommorow, Thursday 2/14, is I Love Mountains Day at the State Capitol. It is a time for Kentuckians to show our support for sustainable energy and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. More info about the day at http://kftc.org/events/i-love-mountains-day.
Here's a short summary of the day.
Schedule for the Day
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Citizen Lobbying for the Mountains & Mountain Communities
Start your I Love Mountains Day off by arriving a little early for time to lobby your state lawmakers. To get started lobbying, visit Capitol Annex Room 111 to get a packet of lobby materials and have answered any questions you may have about citizen lobbying. Make sure to grab lunch before the march and rally begin.
12 p.m. — Gather at the Kentucky River Bridge
Begin your I Love Mountains Day experience at the foot of the Kentucky River. This is where we will all gather, practice a few songs and chants, and kick-off our march.
12:30 p.m. — March to the Capitol
Hold your home-made signs up high and raise your voice – we are taking our message to the Capitol! As a unified voice, hundreds of us will march together the ½ mile up Capitol Avenue to the front steps of the Capitol.
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. — Rally on the Capitol steps
Keep those chants going as we hold an energizing and fun rally on the front-steps of the Kentucky Capitol. Listen to rousing leaders who are leading the charge for an end to mountaintop removal and transition to a new, clean energy economy.
2:00 p.m. — I Love Mountains Valentine Delivery