Coal and Gas History
Six Days. 60 Miles. Our Future.
WHY WE’RE MARCHING
On August 28, 2013, concerned New Englanders will converge in Fall River, MA, near the largest coal- and gas-fired plant in the region. There we will begin a 6-day march to Barnstable, MA, near the future home of Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm.
This event is family-friendly and fun for all ages! While we have a serious purpose, the march will also include musical performances, art, community potlucks, discussions, faith and spiritual experiences, and lots of opportunities to get to know your fellow marchers and movement members as we walk the transition we want to see. Along the way we will rally, sing, learn, make new plans, and meet new friends.
Each day, we will dramatize the urgency with which we must turn away from fossil fuels as we march toward a future full of sustainable jobs, clean air, healthy communities, and local, renewable energy.
This Energy Exodus march must be a turning point for us as we make our dreams a reality and transition toward a livable future and safer, healthier communities.
Thank you for joining us on this historic journey.
We’ll see you there!
- Something’s Rotten in Boston - “I’m a tree guy,” Nathan tells the Energy Exodus marchers as we eat dinner on the lawn outside the Sandwich Friends Meeting House. But two years ago, Nathan began researching natural gas after discovering leaks damaging tree roots. With the […]
- Pilgrim Past, Sustainable Future - As we march towards our nation’s energy future, we are discovering much of its past. Today, over 60 marchers enjoyed lunch in Sandwich, MA, across the street from a 360-year-old corn mill. While we munched vegan sandwiches and rested our […]
- The Youngest Marcher - Once we close Brayton Point Power Plant, what is to be done with the space? Julian, 8, has some ideas that he shared with the Energy Exodus Marchers. Julian, brimming with energy after a dinner of curry and rice, described […]
- Meet a Marcher: Kurt - Kurt is an Energy Exodus Marcher who resides in Bedford, MA. “As a general rule, I leave my radio on in my bedroom. It”s almost always tuned to the UMD station.” One day, re-tuning his radio, Kurt ended up on […]
“Part of a larger narrative…”
Watch the video to learn about the inspiration behind the march
Donate to the Energy Exodus
Support the march with a gift to Better Future Project. Be sure to enter ‘Energy Exodus’ into the box that asks you to ‘Designate your donation to a specific program or fund’
March route is subject to change