What better way to fight the extreme heat on the 4th of July than advocating for action on climate change?!
Ann Arbor CCL volunteers marched in the Ann Arbor Jaycees 4th of July Parade through downtown Ann Arbor to share our message that we have a great solution to put us on the path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Despite being slightly upstaged by the entertaining Redford Jaycees Lawnmower Drill Corps marching directly in front of us, our crew was very well received by the large audience, hearing many cheers and shouts of encouragement along the way. We ran out of our 400 Carbon Dividend Check flyers (see photo below) early on!
We had loads of fun and came up with several ideas to make it even better next year.
We had a great time at the Earth Day Festival at the Leslie Science Center on Sunday, April 22. We caught a break from the weather gods, and turnout was quite good. There were a lot of organizations represented, and we got as much foot traffic as the others. We gave the kids a chance to draw pictures of what they love about living on earth, and they took full advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully these kids will grow into climate activists in ten or fifteen years. (We consider it a long-term investment!) We also distributed organizational information to the adults and added a few names to our email list. All in all, a fun and worthwhile event. Thanks to Richard, Peggy, Mary Anne, Judy, and Leo for their great volunteer work. Also, thanks to Mary G. for stopping by our table, and to Ginny for rescuing us when we were running low on constituent comment forms.