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!