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September 30, 2011

Lower Rio Grande Valley Bikes to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels


Folks from across the Lower Rio Grande Valley gathered at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) the morning of Saturday, September 24, for a morning bike ride. This was more than just your usual Sierra Club outing—the ride was part of the Moving Planet day of action, calling on local, state and national leaders to address climate change and move beyond fossil fuels.

The numerous renewable energy projects around TSTC were showcased during this ride, and participants learned ways that they can help move beyond coal and oil. We are able to have a clean energy future, and now we want our decision makers to join us in pledging to do so to keep our air and water clean.

The bike ride was a great success with around 50 people in attendance, and media coverage from The Monitor, The Valley Morning Star, and the Brownsfield Herald. Many thanks to Lower Rio Grande Group volunteer leaders Sally Merrill and Mark Peña for organizing such a wonderful event!

- Karissa Gerhke, Beyond Coal Apprentice Organizer


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