March will tell Obama Administration: “NO Keystone XL, YES Clean Energy Jobs”
Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference Brings Together Hundreds of Youth Activists Fighting for Clean Energy Economy
One year out from the 2012 elections, hundreds of youth leaders from across the Southeast will march and rally in Asheville on Sunday to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a project that has been called “game over” for the climate.
Dozens of the youth vote leaders attending the rally are former Obama campaign volunteers and staff, and are in Asheville for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference.
"For years young people have been leading our campus and communities across the Southeast beyond dirty energy and towards a 100% clean energy economy." said Cristina DuQue, Chair of the statewide network, Georgia Youth for Energy Solutions. "In 2008 we voted in record numbers and now a year out from the elections we are calling on President Obama's leadership to stand up to Big Oil and reject the Keystone XL pipeline."
The 7th Annual Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference will bring together more than 400 youth and student leaders who have been working to build a clean energy economy in the Southeast. Young people at the conference will be training on strategies to create a 100% clean energy economy and take these skills back to their communities.
Sunday’s march and rally continues a series of actions against the Keystone XL Pipeline, and is in solidarity with the 5,000+ people encircling the White House this Sunday.
WHO: 400+ Southeastern youth leaders, Active Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE), Southern Energy Network, Energy Action Coalition
WHAT: March and rally demanding President Obama stand up to Big Oil and reject the Keystone XL pipeline
WHEN: Sunday November 6, 2011, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
WHERE: Rally begins at the UNCA Quad at 12PM.
Media is encouraged to join before the march at 1:15PM in the parking lot on the corner of Montford Ave and Courtland Ave. Students will be marching through downtown to the Royal Bank of Canada, a major funder of tar sands oil.
VISUALS: 400+ youth leaders marching with colorful signs, banners, a mock “White House” display, street theatre