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If you're in the Bay Area, this Saturday is a great opportunity to come out to Richmond and let Chevron know that we're serious about moving away from fossil fuels and holding that corporate giant accountable for the damage they do to communities around the world.

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Summer Heat RALLY & MARCH
Saturday August 3rd
Gather: Outside Richmond BART station
Time: 10 am, Saturday August 3
March: From Richmond BART to Chevron refinery
Shorter March & Kids’ Events: George Carroll (aka Washington) Park, Pt Richmond, 11:15 am
Rally: Chevron refinery, S. Castro St gate
Special Guests: Bill McKibben & local speakers
RSVP here

On August 3rd, the one year anniversary of the Richmond Chevron refinery explosion and fire, two powerful forces, 350BayArea.org and the environmental justice groups organizing in Richmond, California, are coming together and taking action in Northern California to stop climate chaos and move towards a just, renewable region and world.

The moment has come to stand up to the industry that is wrecking our future.  

Please come together with 350.org, 350 Bay Area, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, Gathering Tribes, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, local unions, community groups and others on the one-year anniversary of Chevron's Richmond refinery explosion and fire.  Together we will march, rally and protest at the gates of the Richmond refinery. Let's tell Big Oil we will not allow their business as usual to destroy our communities and planet.

JOIN SUMMER HEAT RICHMOND

A bunch of folks including SF Kossacks will once again be biking the math to Chevron, the way we did two months ago at Chevron's shareholder meeting. What a racket!


Mark DuFrene/Bay Area News Group

I even got my mug in the Chronicle, drowning out that corporate zombie, Chevron CEO John Watson. That could be you if you bring your bike on Saturday...

So here's the skinny on biking the math with us this Saturday...

This Saturday, August 3rd, Bay Area cyclists will Bike the Math of climate change to Chevron's Richmond refinery to commemorate the infamous explosion and toxic fire of a year ago. Join 350.org’s nationwide Summer Heat campaign that brings together over 50 local and national organizations to say NO WAY to tar sands and even dirtier fracked crude, and to demand a swift and just transition to a sustainable clean-energy economy.

Cyclists will meet at 10am at the edge of the Plaza on the west side of the Richmond BART station (turn right after going through ticket gates when exiting), where the crowd of marchers will be gathering. We'll be accompanying the marchers back and forth on their way from BART to Chevron (about 3 miles) until we get to the refinery gates.

Of course, you can walk the 3 miles, but if you bring your bike you'll be following TLO™ to a better future...


"I enjoyed the ride, I never rode 12 miles before. I think I did pretty good for the first time. I like the idea of Bike The Math because Chevron is polluting. I watched a video yesterday (ChevronToxico) and Chevron said that the oily water was full of vitamins of minerals, but here are some facts: it can cause cancer, death, severe illnesses causing amputation, and birth defects. Thank you for inviting us, Sven Eberlein."

- TLO™

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Links:
350.org: Summer Heat Richmond
350BayArea.org: Summer Heat Richmond

Bike the Math History:
Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future]
We're taking it to Chevron tomorrow!
Don't just count the carbon, BIKE THE MATH!
Forward on Climate: Time to Take a Stand!
My Interview with Bill McKibben: The Math We Do as Thinking Beings to Make our Planet Feel Better

Originally posted to Ecomusings by Sven Eberlein on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Velocipede Vanguard, and Climate Change SOS.

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