April 21, 2017 9:30 a.m.
Organizers and members of the Common Ground Coalition of Douglas County are inviting the public to join them tomorrow for an event to support science, the environment and information sharing.
The event, taking place on Earth Day, will begin with a march down Harvard to help raise awareness about climate change and other environmental issues.
Those who wish to participate in the march are welcome to bring science and earth themed signs and costumes. Marchers should meet in the front parking lot of Roseburg High School at 11:30 a.m. for an organizational meeting. The march will begin at 12:00 p.m.
The path will take participants from RHS, down Harvard, to Stewart Parkway, ending in the Stewart Park Pavilion.
Speakers, including Ken Carloni and Kile King, will present information on topics related to science, climate change, and how the current political climate could affect the planet.
Alana Lenihan, the lead organizer of the CGC, says that people who aren’t able or don’t want to march are welcome to go directly to the park pavilion for the speakers and the rally.
When asked why the need for a march, coalition member Hannah Duncan, said “Science is fact. The current administration is treating clear scientific data as opinion and ignoring the importance of climate change. The Trump administration is threatening the very future of the human race with their dismissive approach to our environment.”
Duncan went on to say that marches and rallies are important because it provides an opportunity for people with common ideas to gather and provide support for each other, but also for those who want more information to be able to seek it out.
The event on Saturday is free and preregistration is not required.