As a representative of 350NH, Doug Whitbeck went up to Concord, NH, yesterday afternoon to “Meet the Bus” — part of a 26 state, 55-stop national bus tour by Environment America to highlight the need for local and federal action to address climate change. The event was hosted by Cathy Corkery of NH Sierra Club.
Speakers included Eric Orff of the National Wildlife Federation, who described the effects of global warming on NH’s moose population. Representative Whittemore, of Londonderry, NH, read a strongly supportive letter on behalf of NH Governor Hassan, referring to HB 306, an act regarding NH’s regional greenhouse gas initiative. Two 9-year olds, representing Mom’s Clean Air Force, then presented hand-drawn environmental posters to Representative Whittemore.
Cynthia Greene from the Boston office of the Environmental Protection Agency spoke on the financial cost of extreme weather to our economy. Randy Bryan, of Converdant Vehicles, described how his company converts Toyota Prius cars to “plug in”, and as Randy says, “plug out”, in which the car can act as a power source.
And finally, Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America’s Washington, DC, office, emphasized the need to act in support of President Obama’s climate change plan.
The I Will Act on Climate Change bus will be back in NH at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 19th, at the New Hampshire Institute for Politics, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH.
Image courtesy of Yvonne, Moms Clean Air Force, NH