4:10pm

Fri September 23, 2011
The Commonwealth

Rally Encourages Move Away From Fossil Fuels

Louisville will participate in a global movement tomorrow to offer up ideas for moving beyond fossil fuels. Moving Planet, Moving Louisville is designed to call attention to the city’s transportation carbon footprint. Drew Foley is one of the event’s organizers. He says different cities are focusing on different aspects of fossil fuels.

“We just decided to focus on transportation in Louisville because we needed something to focus on,” he said. “But other places will be focusing on reducing emissions from factories, coal plants, any way to make our air cleaner.”

During the rally, activists will ask the city to take steps to make local transportation cleaner and less reliant on fossil fuels.

“And so we’re just asking the city to reduce private auto use, improve public transit, support walking and biking, limit suburban sprawl, lower harmful emissions, create low carbon mobility and enforce traffic rules,” Foley said.

Foley is encouraging people to attend the event using as little nonrenewable energy as possible—whether on foot, by bike, or using public transportation.

The event will begin at 4:00pm at Jefferson Square Park.