Friday, May 16, 2008

Jennifers photos from Earthday at Charlottesville High School Field - 2008

Here are three photos from the Do Something Charlottesville group at Earthday -2008

Peter (in beach wear - with global warming we will have more beach days each year) after setting up the poster display for Do Something Charlottesville table.

Jim wearing his 'coal-burning power plant chimney' hat with Michael holding the mile-long petetion sign-up clipboard at the table.

Hannah doing one of her many face-paintings behind our earthday table.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bringing the mile-long petetion against the Wise County Coal Plant to Dominion in Richmond VA

Here are some of the photos I shot at the event on May 08, 2008. - Peter Kleeman

First things first -- here is the first page of the mile-long petition.

The rest of the mile-long petition was strung on wire stands through much of Kanawa Plaza in Richmond.

After the comments by a variety of speakers, the petition was collected ...

and boxed in three boxes (here is Hannah Morgan packing one of the boxes) ...

in preparation for delivery to Dominion officials.

Somewhere around 200 folks assembled at Kanawa Plaza from around the state to rally against the Wise County Coal Plant. Here is some of the crowd listening to the speakers....

and here is the crowd when the boxes of petitions were being delivered to Dominion officials.

Below are some shots of the organizers and speakers from Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Appalacian Voices, Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center and others...

It is never easy to determine if your voice is being heard. One person displayed his thoughts to Dominion officials in the form of a sign with "NO COAL" directed toward the corporate headquarters. Below is a photo as viewed toward Dominion headquarters followed by the view Dominion employees would see from their windows.