Letter to the editor: Climate group sets meeting

I am happy to see the increasingly robust coverage in this paper of the many aspects of the looming climate emergency. Angelo Lynn’s editorial, “The Biggest Issue of our Times,” makes it clear that he is tuned in to what is going on both in our community and worldwide. We are long past the point where any reasonable person can deny that the world we live in has already been deeply changed by human activity. The question is, what can we do now?
I am excited to see that there is a new youth movement in our state, The Sunrise Movement, taking up the issue of climate justice and moving it forward like never before. Young people have the most at stake because it is their lives that will be most affected.
Interested citizens can learn about the Sunrise Movement at a Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m. in Mead Chapel on the Middlebury campus.  Information will be presented about the Green New Deal, a set of proposals about how to tackle the climate challenge and create a more just society in the process. Everyone is invited and audience questions will be encouraged. I hope you will join me there.
Fran Putnam

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