The Iowa City Moving Planet group will hold a climate awareness event Sunday, Sept. 25, as part of the 350.org global movement. The local celebration begins with a 3.5-mile bike ride and a 1-mile march starting at the Old Capitol at 1:30 p.m. and ending at the Riverside Festival Stage in lower City Park. A rally and music festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the park.
The event features speakers, music, a children’s art and essay contest, and information booths from local and University of Iowa student environmental groups. The bike ride will go past the UI Power Plant as well as the wind turbine and solar panel recharging station at University Services Building.
Speakers include Liz Christiansen, director of the UI Office of Sustainability; State Senator Rob Hogg; Tim Dwight, former UI and NFL football player and owner of iPower; Sheila Samuelson, president of Bright Green Strategy; Jim Throgmorton, UI professor emeritus of urban and regional planning; and David Osterberg, UI clinical associate professor of occupational and environmental health and director of the Iowa Policy Center.
The day’s schedule can be found at sustainability.uiowa.edu/iowa-city-moving-planet-event.
More information on Moving Planet: www.moving-planet.org.