11:54 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day Rally At U-M Focuses On Climate Change And Carbon Pollution

It's Earth Day, and there's a Climate Action Rally happening this afternoon on the University of Michigan campus.

Credit cleanwater.org/mi

Michigan Clean Water Action, Ann Arbor 350 and organizing for Action-Michigan are hosting the rally. 

Clean Water Action Campaigns Director Eric Keller says it's one of many events taking place across the state today.

"People are coming together as individuals and communities to act on climate," Keller says, "and to protect everything that the earth has to offer, and to protect the Great Lakes today."

Eric Keller says the focus of Earth Day is changing, but also becoming more intensified.

The rally at 5 p.m. on the Ingalls Mall will feature remarks from State Representative Jeff Irwin and scientists who'll talk about the impact of climate change and proposed measures to reduce carbon pollution.