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Environmental march planned for Sept. 8

Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment, also known as BLUE, will host a march 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at Gregory Park at North Sixth and Juniper streets in Brainerd.

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Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment, also known as BLUE, will host a march 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at Gregory Park at North Sixth and Juniper streets in Brainerd.

Signs and flags are available for march participants or march participants can bring signs.

March participants will walk to the intersection of West Washington and Northwest Fourth streets. A vigil will be at this location. The vigil will demand action to address the impacts of climate change on the environment. The vigil supports environmental protection and a sustainable, just transition to clean energy. March participants will return to Gregory Park after the vigil.

The BLUE march and vigil supports the Peoples Climate Movements' Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on Sept. 8. Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is a national mobilization demanding action on climate change from the public and private sectors.

For more information about the Peoples Climate Movements' Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, visit https://peoplesclimate.org/sept-8/ .

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After the march and vigil, BLUE will meet 11:30 a.m. in the Brainerd United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, near Gregory Park. The fellowship hall is located in the downstairs section of the church.

The BLUE meeting will discuss electing two new co-chairs and plans for meteorologist Paul Douglas' "How Climate Change Is Affecting the Brainerd Lakes Area" presentation at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

The BLUE march, vigil, and meeting is a free event open to the public.

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