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Global Climate Strike in Missoula

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Friday, September 20

People of all ages all across the globe are striking on Friday, September 20. In Missoula, there are many events happening.

10 a.m. - Morning kick-off rally at Caras Park

Organized by a group of high school and college students and young adults working together as PANIC!. Visit missoulaclimatestrike.org to learn more about the morning rally, and other student-oriented events on the 20th and the week that follows. 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Demonstration at NorthWestern Energy

Gather with other concerned community members at NorthWestern’s Missoula office (1903 S Russell St) to “Sound the Alarm” and demand that the monopoly abandon its current plan to build a new generation of fossil-fuel generators and transition to 100-percent renewable energy by 2030. Led by 350 Montana.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  - “Families Strike for Our Future” rally

Join us at the County Courthouse 200 West Broadway as middle-schoolers and families with young children will gather together to demand a sustainable future. Hear from these young leaders, and local activists and organizations about solutions and how to get involved in Missoula. There will be a children’s art area sponsored by Families for a Livable Climate. More information and RSVP.

3 – 5 p.m. - Restoration project on Rattlesnake Creek

Plant trees, shrubs and help with seeding as part of a restoration project on Rattlesnake Creek. Organized by Families for a Livable Climate + Climate Smart Missoula and in partnership with Missoula's Parks and Recreation Department. There is limited space so RSVPs are required for this event. RSVP to livableclimate@gmail.com.

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Climate Action Montana "Parklet"

Stop by the “parklet” at 111 North Higgins to learn more about Climate Strike activities, have conversations about climate, and engage in opportunities to call and write your elected officials. Sponsored by Climate Action Montana.

Share your thoughts and photos of the strike! #mslaclimatestrike

September 21 - 28 - Missoula Community “Climate Week” Events

Note: High school and university student teach-ins and other student-oriented events can be found on missoulaclimatestrike.org.

Sat. September 21, 7 p.m., Roxy Theater (718 S Higgins Ave.). "Motherload," a documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. Sponsored by Pedal Missoula.

Sun. September 22. Faith and Climate Action leads a climate action weekend in Faith communities

Sun. September 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Roxy Theater (718 S Higgins Ave.). "The Reluctant Radical,” a documentary by Seattle filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel. followed by "Make the World Greta Again,” a brief video biography of Greta Thunberg. Sponsored by 350 Montana.

Mon. September 23, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Public Teach-in: The State of Climate Action: Movements, Politics, Policies (UM Intro to Climate Change class, open to the public). UM campus, Liberal Arts (LA) 11. Sponsored by UM’s Climate Change Studies program

Tues. September 24, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. GoodWorks Ventures. Community Climate Conversation. This presentation explores the basic science of climate change and its impacts on Montana, and helps participants explore their personal climate story and how the climate crisis affects their lives already. Led by with Families for a Livable Climate.

Wed. September 25, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Public Teach-in: Renewable Energy (UM Intro to Climate Change class, open to the public). UM campus, Liberal Arts (LA) 11.

Sat. September 28. Missoula’s second annual Clean Energy Expo. 10 am - 3 pm, Caras Park. Join Climate Smart Missoula, The Montana Renewable Energy Association and many others to learn about and celebrate climate solutions and clean energy. Learn more here and contact Abby at Climate Smart if you’d like to co-sponsor or volunteer.

Other Climate-Related Events in September

September 7. Free Cycles Climate Ride. Community cycling event to raise awareness about climate change and benefit Free Cycles’ programs. Different ride lengths available starting at 9am.

September 7. Let’s Talk About Water: Day of Action. Participate in citizen science project with Watershed Education Network. Greenough Park, 9:30 am to 2 pm.

September 12. Climate Smart Missoula’s Monthly Meetup. 5-6:30pm at Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room. This month’s topic: Green Building and Energy Efficiency.

September 14. Spontaneous Construction – Home ReSource’s fabulous annual creative reuse art event. You can still register your team. Or just plan to come by for the festivities. Details here.

September 15. Sunday Streets. Celebrate Missoula as a bikeable and walkable community and kick off Walk and Roll week. Higgins Ave through downtown is closed to cars and filled with free, fun activities for all ages. 12pm-4pm.

September 15-21. Walk and Roll Week. Annual community-wide celebration promotes active and sustainable transportation with events, special discounts at local businesses, and more. Learn more and sign up here.

September 17, Noon-1 p.m., DHC. Climate Action Roundtable. Several students talking about their perspective on climate action + Prof. Daisy Rooks talking about strikes

September 19. “Communicate about Climate - This public program will focus on communicating about climate, specifically, the role communication plays in educating, informing, and persuading publics about climate change.