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Climate day of action a huge success

We did it! On Sept. 9, hundreds of people, including dozens of families, took to the streets of Brattleboro as part of the global Rise for Climate day of action. This local Rise event was one of the largest in our region, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of so many in our community.

More than 100 bikers took over the streets in a “critical (and kid-ical) mass ride,” more than 100 people marched up Main Street, and even more people converged on the Common for a rally with speakers, a bicycle “petting zoo,” community building, kids’ activities, and free ice cream.

We’ll be following up with “next steps” and ways to stay involved in local climate action, but in the meantime, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to make this day a success.

Abby Mnookin
Brattleboro

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Originally published in The Commons issue #480 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018). This story appeared on page D2.

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