Step it Up Boston
Step It Up 2007 is a national convergence of people from all walks of life who are committed to safeguarding our communities by addressing the global climate crisis. Founded by author and environmental activist Bill McKibben, Step It Up seeks to galvanize the American public around the issue of climate change by organizing hundreds of rallies across the nation on Saturday, April 14, 2007.
To highlight the threat posed by the global climate crisis, Step It Up rallies will be held in many of America's most iconic places: on the levees in New Orleans, on top of the melting glaciers on Mt. Rainier, even underwater on the endangered coral reefs off Key West. The goal of these events is to ask Congress to pass legislation reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
As part of Step It Up 2007, residents of Boston and surrounding communities are organizing a variety of local events—from Lexington to Hull—culminating in the One Earth, One Climate Rally on Boston Common.