Evergreen Park to host rally focusing on global warming

Bremerton residents know how important it is to preserve the environment not only locally, but worldwide. Step it Up Kitsap 2007 organizers expect close to 100 people to attend at noon on today at the inaugural National Day of Climate Change Awareness rally at Evergreen Park in Bremerton.

The rally focuses on the global warming.

“This rally is about finding solutions to help curb global warming. This is the battle against the denial of global warming. We have to try to find solutions for the problem,” rally organizer Laura Edwards said. “Scientists say if we reduce greenhouse gases by 80 percent in the future, by the year 2050 we will avoid the disastrous consequences of climate changes taking place right now.”

Rallies like the one in Bremerton, will take place across America focusing on the issue of global warming.

“This is the first year this kind of rally is happening,” Edwards said. “Some college students in the Midwest started this and now there’s going to be 1,200 events like the one we’re having all over the country.”

The rally festivities kickoff with a march that’s slated to begin at the Harborside’s Fountain. Eventually, rally members will finish their march at beautiful Evergreen Park.

Members from the Washington State University Extension Program and community conservationist groups will be in attendance at the rally.

Edwards is hoping for a sizable turnout from the Bremerton community on today.

“We’re hoping we get 100 people to attend the rally,” Edwards said. “It will take place from noon to 3 p.m.”

Free hotdogs, fair booths, music, plus a wide array of family activities will all be part of the fun at Evergreen Park during the festivities.

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