One year ago tomorrow (Tuesday) the People's Climate March took place in New York City and the Illinois Sierra Club will hold a vigil in observation of the march. The vigil is to be a part of the 100 city National Day of Action to demand action from area local elected officials on climate change. The event starts at 8:45pm this (Monday). Sierra Club Events Organizer Elizabeth Scrafford tells The Big Z where this event will take place, what will be happening, and who will be speaking tomorrow night.
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She says because Alton is a coal community with a 61-year-old coal plant and the club will be bringing attention to just that. She says not many people know that Alton is a coal plant community. She says the goal is to be a part of the solution and to try to find a path forward for the community and to show what that could look like in the future. There will also be speakers from the Piasa Palisades Group of the Sierra Club and from the president of Green LYFE.