Moving Planet -- Acting Locally and Globally

Submitted by Doug Burke

The Green Community Tour in Oak Park and River Forest was one of over 2000 actions in 180 countries around the world on September 24.  Moving Planet Day, initiated by, mobilized people in nearly every country from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to demonstrate the ability and the need to move beyond fossil fuel.  You can learn more about Moving Planet at

The day of action embodies the challenging truth about fighting climate change:  to win, we need local action everywhere, and to win, we need at the same time to have a global movement.

Photo is one of the 2000 events held as part of Moving Planet Day -- this one in Kathmandu, Nepal:  Monks from the Namo-Buddhist Monastery outside Kathmandu and members of Small Earth Nepal pose with a Moving Planet banner on Sept 24, 2011.