This just in from Vanessa of Better Future Project and 350MA, re Hurricane Sandy and the Vigil:
After careful consideration, we have decided that the best course of action at this point is to end the Vigil for Climate Silence at noon today, Monday. This storm is predicted to cause dangerous winds, disruptive flooding and power outages and the public transit system may not remain open through the storm. We feel that safety of participants and making sure people don’t get stranded downtown without a way to get home is more important than sticking it out.
Thanks to the people who came out this morning and those who planned to come in later. Thanks to the folks who made it through last night’s night shift. See this great story about the Vigil from WBUR!
We should all feel proud of what we have accomplished in the last week and move forward with resolve and energized for our next effort. Thank you to all who participated.
We have a ton of video footage and photos that we will be posting in the coming day. Please send any stories, photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This storm is further evidence of what we are facing as a result of climate change and why we need to make sure it is part of the public debate. Please take this opportunity to communicate this in the coming days. Onward!