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Bike rally, program target energy policy

By From page A12 | September 17, 2013

Yolano Climate Action, in conjunction with 350.org, is holding a Davis-style event on Saturday to urge President Obama to concentrate his energy policy on sustainable energy and leave the tar sands in the ground “where they belong,” a news release said.

Individuals and families are invited to meet on the patio steps facing the Central Park green, near the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, at 9 a.m. Saturday for a 4-mile ride through city streets that will feature an effigy of a tar sands train riding atop bicycle trailers. Signs and other forms of creative expression are encouraged.

At the Farmers Market, shoppers can stop by the Yolano Climate Action table to sign a pledge to fight climate disruption by going carless and meatless one more day a week than at present. Visitors also can sign up for the listserv to receive email action alerts. Or they can ask about topics like the railroad tankers of tar sands oil traveling through Davis to Bay Area refineries or Citizens Climate Lobby and its proposed carbon tax.

At the end of the ride at 11 a.m. on the Rotary Stage in Central Park, Matt Biers-Ariel, author of “Bar Mitzvah and The Beast: One Family’s Cross-Country Ride of Passage by Bike,” will address the 350.org call to action and biking as a way to avoid fossil fuel consumption.

Anya McCann will introduce Davis Meatless Mondays and Kerry Daane Loux will share the range of climate solutions at the Cool Davis Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 12.

For more information, email Biers-Ariel at [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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