Farmers, Activists, Local business owners to discuss climate change, and the importance of sourcing local food

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – JULY 23, 2013 – A coalition of local business and community leaders will host the “I Will Act On Climate” bus tour as it arrives in Albuquerque’s South Valley on Wednesday, July 24 as part of a 27-state bus tour to highlight local support for climate change standards and to call on residents to act on climate change. The bus will arrive at Skarsgard Farms on Wednesday for a press conference at 1:00pm.  Speakers include Farm Owner Monte Skarsgard; Ron Curry, Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; small business owners from Bocadillos Catering and representatives from Edible Santa Fe Magazine, La Montanita COOP and New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light. The event will conclude with a hayride tour of Skarsgard Farms.


The “I Will” bus is traveling to local communities like Albuquerque, which have been directly affected by climate change, to highlight the need for local and federal action to address the issue. The bus tour comes after President Obama took action on climate change by announcing the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution, as well as infrastructure improvements and new investments in clean energy and energy efficiency. Nearly two-thirds of voters (65 percent) support “the President taking significant steps to address climate change now,” according to a February 2013 poll for the League of Conservation Voters.

The “I Will” Act on Climate bus tour (#ActOnClimate) is supported by a diverse set of local, state-based, and national public business, health, and environmental organizations. Across the country, organizations are joining in this effort by bringing the ‘I Will’ bus to their community, highlighting impacts of climate change and opportunities created to address the issue.

Local spokespeople will be available for interviews.

What“I Will Act On Climate” bus tour stop in Albuquerque and Press Conference

WhenWednesday July 24, 2013 – 1:00 PM

WhereSkarsgard Farms, 7525 Rays Court SW, Albuquerque 87105

WhoMonte Skarsgard owner of Skarsgard Farms, Robin Seydel of La Montanita Coop, Sister Joan Brown of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, Karla Arvizu Bocadillos Catering, Sarah Wentzel-Fisher of Edible Santa Fe, Ron Curry of the Environmental Protection Agency


Aric Caplan at 301-998-6592 aric@caplancommunications.com  

Frank Cole at 785-456-5482 or frankhillcole@gmail.com

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