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GET ON THE BUS!

Earth Quaker Action Team

Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

GET ON THE BUS!

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
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Center City Bus. Cost $20-$35 or higher donation. We need 20 people to register to make this bus viable. Get your friends on the bus!
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Sizes available are: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large
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I want to support the work of EQAT (not a ticket to Washington DC)
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I'll make my own way to DC and I'll meet up with you at the event. Please tell me where to meet up.
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GET ON THE BUS! Tarsands Action

Leaving Center City and West Chester (and possibly Haverford College)

For New JerseyHarrisburg and Pittsburgh please see the information below.

Arrive at location by: 7:30am

Return by: 7pm

Center City: REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Please arrive 7:30am at 15th and Cherry Sts, Friends Center will be open from 7am. $5 all-day Parking close by, details coming

West Chester: FULL

Please arrive at West Chester University Student Union at 7:30am. Details coming

Haverford College: FULL

Bus loads from the south parking lot on campus. Free full day parking will be available for anyone on the bus in the same lot. Please arrive at 7:30am

Here is a link to a google map of campus:
http://www.haverford.edu/visiting/campusmap.php

For Trenton / NJ / NE Philly

  • There are 4 buses from New Jersey:

For Harrisburg

For Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh - Leaving on Sunday, February 17, at 7:00 a.m. Full fare is $40 or student fare of $25. For more information and to reserve a seat Email Peter Wray: pjwray [at] verizon [dot] net. (info from the Sierra Club)
 

This event is open to all! Bring your whole family.

If cost is an issue please register with our DISCOUNT price or contact eqateam@gmail.com. We want you to Get On The Bus!


Please register to give us your details. We will be sending out further details and instructions closer to the date.

T-SHIRTS are on sale (order with your registration). Help us be a visible presence at this action.

After you register: tell 350.org you are coming.

 

We will email you more details and instructions closer to the event.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

If you can help us spread the word please use the links below for the Call to Action and Flyer

Call To Action

Flyer: GET ON THE BUS!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

If you can help as a volunteer on the day, please tell us in your registration.


**CANCELLATION POLICY**

Due to bus cancellation policies we cannot refund registrations. You are welcome to pass your registration on to someone else.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: eqateam@gmail.com

WWW.EQAT.ORG


EQAT CALL TO ACTION TO STOP TAR SANDS PIPELINE

President Obama has the authority to block the Keystone XL pipeline from being built in the U.S. to link Canadian tar sands oil to Louisiana refineries. If Obama says “Yes” to approving the pipeline, the consequences for our planet are dire. America’s foremost climate scientist (NASA’s James Hanson) says the tar sands are so vast that it will mean “game over” for the way humans have been able to live on this planet.

Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) joins 350.org in urging Friends and others to act now. Even while we continue our own campaign --Bank Like Appalachia Matters! (BLAM!) --we are taking the extra stretch at this time to mobilize for the 350.org action Feb 17 in Washington, D.C. Why?

  • Obama is being pressured by “big oil”, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other powerful lobbying groups to approve the pipeline. His decision is anticipated shortly. Everyone must act within this window of time to demonstrate public opposition to the project! To remain silent is to concede that dirty tar sands oil is the answer to our energy needs—and it is not! (To learn more about the pipeline read Bill McKibben’s thoughtful articles available on 350.org.)

  • Quakers have already been arrested with over a thousand people in a previous 350.org tar sands action in Washington, which resulted in Obama delaying his decision. He needs to hear from us now in large numbers to make his opposition possible.

  • Other faith groups and major environmental organizations are joining the February 17 action, recognizing that at this moment we must pull together and that nonviolent direct action works.

  • EQAT agrees with Bill McKibben that the fossil fuels industry must be targeted along with the banks. We must hold them responsible for hurricane Sandy and all the disasters they are fueling, including mountaintop removal coal mining. We must learn to act together when our strategies converge!

  • There’s a chance we can win. Within 24 hours of 350.org’s announcing the February action, thousands signed up. EQAT and our supporters can help to swell these numbers!

EQAT will help you find or organize buses from PA/NJ/DE to the White House on Sunday, Feb 17. Take your family and friends with you. Fill out and mail the coupon below, or go on-line to register at EQAT.org.

 

To help organisers Please additionally register your plan to attend at www.350.org

 

If you can help with outreach in your community please contact eqateam@gmail.com

There are 4 buses from New Jersey, and the link below shows all buses from all states quickly and easily. For New Jersey, there are buses from : Paramus (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.), New Brunswick (7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Hamilton (8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Galloway (very south in Jersey, near Atlantic City).

Have questions about GET ON THE BUS!? Contact Earth Quaker Action Team
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When & Where


Philadelphia, West Chester, Haverford College




Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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Bus Locations, Parking, Departure, and Travel Information.

Please arrive at your location by 7:30am to load promptly.


Our Meet Up Point in DC

If you're meeting us in DC we will be gathering at 15th St SW and Independence Ave SW at approximately 11:15am.

 

What to Bring on the 17th

Let’s have a great day on the 17th! We will provide some instructions for the day, song-leaders, a short DVD to watch, and the bus. Here’s what you should do:

BRING: filled water bottles, your lunch and snacks, a charged cell phone, EQAT  or green T-shirt if you have one, safety pins to attach your shirt to your coat, any medicines you normally take,  tissues (it’s cold season) pen or pencil.

WEAR: comfortable shoes for standing or walking, umbrellas if there is a chance of rain, layers of clothing, gloves, hats.

OPTIONAL: Signs and posters, cash to purchase a T-shirt ($20), portable musical instruments, songbooks, pillow, headache medicine (be prepared!)

There will be bathrooms on all buses and port-a-potties in DC. The bus will not stop at rest areas. Plan to bring all the food and water you’ll need for the day with you.  Buses will be locked during the rally and march, so it will be possible to leave items on the bus for the return trip.

 

Parking Information
Center City, Philadelphia
Friends Center
15th and Cherry Streets


Recommended parking for Center City is at Philadelphia Gateway Public Parking, located on Spring Street between 15th and 16th streets. Spring Street is one block north of Race Street. Parking is $5.00 all day on weekends.

Contact: M, (207) 312-1103

Haverford College

Free full day parking will be available for anyone on the bus at the south parking lot on campus, on Walton Lane below the Marshall Fine Arts Center.  You can enter the campus either on Walton Lane off of College Ave or on College Lane off of Lancaster Ave.
 
Here is a link to a google map of campus:

Contact: Walter Hjelt-Sullivan, (215) 588-5417
 

West Chester University
Free parking is available in the lot behind the Sykes Student Union (which is the bus pickup location). The only restriction is that you CANNOT park in spaces designated for faculty. 

Contact: Diane dtherrin@verizon.net(610)-864-4731

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