"Moving Planet" is a global day of action on September 24, 2011 dedicated to "moving the planet away from fossil fuels." Thousands of events are planned in over 170 countries around the world. www.moving-planet.org
“Moving Planet” events will include:
- In the Dominican Republic, students will paint the country’s first bike lane in Santo Domingo.
- In Brazil, thousands of cyclists will take to the streets of São Paulo to call for sustainable transportation solutions.
- In India, thousands of people gathered in Andhra Pradesh for a public meeting on the impact of coal pollution in the region.
- In Indonesia, cyclists will bike 350 hours from Bali to Bandung for a clean energy rally. In Italy, hundreds of cyclists will take to the busy streets of Milan to draw attention to local pollution and traffic congestion.
- In Ukraine, hundreds are expected to join a “flash-dance” in Kiev’s main square.
- In Egypt, hundreds of people will parade in blue clothing to create a human Nile river, drawing attention to the importance of protecting precious water resources.
- In South Africa, thousands will join a parade in Cape Town to call on the South African government to support bold climate action at this November’s UN Climate Talks in Durban.
Photos and videos of the events will be projected at a rally outside UN Headquarters in New York City, where world leaders will be gathered for the UN General Assembly.