A free “One Earth, Our Choice” concert and rally today (Saturday) features an Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who will discuss Tennessee’s changing climate and a presentation of Al Gore’s new show, “The Climate Reality Project.”
The concert and rally for climate action starts at noon at SEEED at 1617 Dandridge Ave. in Knoxville, a press release said.
It’s part of a weekend of events that includes climate activist Bill McKibben speaking at Oak Ridge High School on Sunday and at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday. Organizers called it an “attention-getting weekend for climate action.” Those involved in today’s concert and rally include Secret City Sustainability, a student-led initiative in Oak Ridge.
Here is the schedule of today’s events:
- Noon—Opening remarks;
- 12:05 p.m.—ORNL scientist Virginia Dale discusses Tennessee’s changing climate;
- 12:30 p.m.—Musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker with blues, folk, and original climate action songs;
- 1 p.m.—Louise Gorenflo of Interfaith Power and Light;
- 1:05 p.m.—Brief program descriptions by participating nonprofits;
- 1:20 p.m.—15-minute break;
- 1:35 p.m.—Al Gore’s new “The Climate Reality Project” show, presented by Joan Nelson;
- 2:30—Closing remarks and an invitation to connect and visit participating partners’ tables; and
- 2:35 p.m.—Musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker.
The “One Earth, Our Choice” partners include the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club, Interfaith Power and Light, Secret City Sustainability, Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, Citizens Climate Coalition, United Mountain Defense, TennYEN, and the group which conceived the event, Organizing for Action.