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Think globally, stroll locally

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 13, 2007 03:32 PM

NEWTON

It sounds pretty common-sensical: If you want to affect climate change, start by going for a walk.

March 24 has been dubbed Climate Rescue Day by the group Religious Witness for Earth, and some Newton residents will mark the occasion by walking to the Old South Church in Boston for an interfaith service from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m,, followed by a public rally across the street from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The walk is timed to coincide with the end of a longer, cross-state trek, scheduled to starting March 16, from Northhampton to Boston, led by environmental author Bill McKibben. The walks have been endorsed by the Andover Newton Theological School Ecology Ministry, the Coalition for the Environment and Jewish Life, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, and several environmental groups.

Anyone interested in more information about the walk and related events is urged to visit the web site Climatewalk.org.

-- Connie Paige

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