Archive for August, 2015

Flood the System Bike Ride to Kick of Season of Climate Action in the Northern Rockies


On Saturday, August 29th, Northern Rockies Rising Tide along with Blue Skies Campaign and other groups around Montana are kicking off a season of nonviolent action to break our addiction to fossil fuels — and we need you to help.

Over the course of the fall local organizers and climate activists will be participating in Flood the System, a nationwide effort to scale up the climate movement before this December’s UN climate change negotiations in Paris.  We’re planning a series of nonviolent actions in cooperation with other groups, starting with a statewide day of action this Saturday.

There will be Flood the System actions in three different Montana communities Saturday — and I hope you’ll join the one nearest to you.  Here are the details:

In Missoula, Blue Skies and other groups will hold a Climate Bike Ride, a mobile protest against fossil fuel industries and other institutions that contribute to the climate crisis.  The ride starts at 1:00pm at FreeCycles (732 S. 1st St. W.), and should finish around 2:30-3:00.

In Bozeman, concerned citizens will hold a rally for climate solutions in front of the County Courthouse on Main St & 3rd Ave, from 1:00-2:00pm.  Please come and feel free to bring your own sign.

In Great Falls, members of the community will gather for a picket protest outside the Calumet oil refinery (on the corner of Smelter Ave & 10th St NE) from 10:00-11:30am.  Meet across the street from the refinery in the Montana Club parking lot, and bring a sign if you can.

By participating in any one of these events Saturday you can help start this fall’s season of climate action off on a strong note, and you’ll also get a chance to learn more about Flood the System and other events coming up later this fall.  Please join us in the streets!