Global warming opponents rally at Forest Park in advance of Earth Day

Dozens participated in Sunday's Forest Park rally

SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WWLP) – With the observance of Earth day on Wednesday, Western Massachusetts global warning opponents rallied Sunday afternoon at Springfield’s Forest Park.

They described themselves as a broad based coalition of groups concerned about global warming. They marched to Forest Park where they rallied on behalf of their Earth Day issues.

Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of The Episcopal Diocese Western Massachusetts told 22News, “Here in Springfield there is so much we can do in Springfield to pull together, we need a climate action office, and implement the resolution that the council passed unanimously last October, we can move forward in the city.”

Dozens participated in Sunday’s Forest Park rally. They advocated the city get more involved tackling issues that can be dealt with close to home.

Jesse Ledderman of Springfield said, “I think it’s important to recognize the power that local municipalities have in fighting pollutants that influence the health of their children in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley.”

Organizers said the walk and rally at Forest Park this weekend in advance of Earth Day is an outgrowth of their movement that began last October with a march to City Hall.

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