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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2008
CONTACT at Convention:
Sierra Club Plans Action-Packed Schedule at Democratic National Convention
Denver, CO—With energy issues at the forefront of the political debate in America, the Sierra Club has put together a full schedule of events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The Sierra Club’s delegation to the convention will be lead by Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope and National Political Director Cathy Duvall. They will be appearing at a wide variety of public events throughout the week.
"Energy has become the focus of this election and the political conversation in America," said Pope. "Denver is going to be the greenest convention in history and we look forward to discussing the important role that clean energy solutions can play in solving our country’s energy and economic crises. Once the nominating conventions are done, the Sierra Club will redouble its efforts to educate our members and the public about the importance of solving our energy crisis and end Big Oil’s chokehold on our economy and politics once and for all."
The Sierra Club’s participation in the convention will be made carbon-neutral using high-quality offsets purchased from NativeEnergy, the official offsets provider for the convention.
The Sierra Club team will also be blogging throughout the convention at: Huffington Post, Treehugger, Gristmill, Sierra Club Compass, and Carl Pope’s Taking the Initiative blog.
In addition to the events listed below, both Carl Pope and Cathy Duvall will be available to the media throughout the convention. To schedule an interview media should contact Sierra Club media staffers Josh Dorner, 202.679.7570 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristina Johnson, 541.914.9744 or Kristina.email@example.com.
A daily live video blog looking at the day’s events, broadcast online at http://www.cleanskies.tv/:
Monday, August 25:
Tuesday, August 26:
Wednesday, August 27:
Partial Schedule of Events:
Sunday, August 24-
Apollo Alliance Clean Energy, Good Jobs reception
Monday, August 25-
The Future of Environmentalism New Republic panel discussion I
Homes for Our Troops reception
Tuesday, August 26-
Rocky Mountain Roundtable-The New Energy Economy panel discussion
The Future of Environmentalism New Republic panel discussion II
Wednesday, August 27-
Big Tent Panel Discussion with T. Boone Pickens and John Podesta
Sun Fest 2008
I Hunt, I Fish, I Vote Conservation
Other events TBD