Love the Earth
Climate March, April 29
Walla Walla is typically a conservative rural community as is most of Eastern Washington state. But because of the presence of Whitman College, a private liberal arts institution, and other attractive amenities in this small town of 35,000, there is a large group of progressively-minded folks. Enough so that +/- 300 men, women and children came together Saturday to march in the defense of climate change, the environment, and science.
The march went off with neither a hitch nor a disturbance as participants strolled peacefully along the sidewalks minding traffic lights and crosswalks with their signs and chants protesting the current administration's stance.
I was particularly taken by the children as my concern and hence my participation is for my own grandchildren and the Earth which is on loan from them.
The event was co-sponsored by Divest Whitman and Walla Walla Progressives.