On Super Storm Sandy Anniversary, OFA-TN Holding Climate Change Event

Monday, October 28, 2013

On the one-year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy on Tuesday, OFA volunteers and concerned citizens are coming together for a climate change event in Chattanooga. This is one of over 80 events around the country as part of a national day of action. 

Organizers said, "Since Sandy, the country has seen harsh droughts, historical wildfires, powerful storms, and significant flooding. Climate change contributes to these kinds of extreme weather events that are devastating communities across the country with increasing frequency and greater intensity.

"Like with Super Storm Sandy, these communities and the country have shown great resilience and rallied around each other to rebuild after these events. But rather than coming together in the aftermath of ruin, it's time to unify around solutions to combat climate change and help fight to lessen the effects of future storms. That's what Oct. 29 is all about--Americans coming together to reflect on those affected by extreme weather and to call for action on climate change before it's too late.

OFA- volunteers and concerned citizens from the area will gather on Tuesday from 3–4 p.m. at the UT Extension Center, 6183 Adamson Circle. 


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