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Solar-Powered Concert

A solar-powered concert will be held on Thursday, August 28th, in the parking lot across from the Urbana Free Library. The local band Zmick will be playing music amplified by a 256 square-foot solar array. The concert will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is part of Greenpeace’s Global Warming Story Tour.

The tour started in San Francisco and is making its way across the country to Washington D.C. where Greenpeace will be presenting to Congress stories of how Americans are doing their part to fight global warming — and encouraging Congress to do the same. If you would like to share what you have done on the global-warming front, Greenpeace will be collecting stories during the concert on Friday.

On Friday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rolling Sunlight — the demonstration and educational vehicle that runs on biodiesel and which powers the tour — will be in downtown Champaign in front of Café Kopi. Democratic challenger Steve Cox will be there at 1 p.m. to share his story and Representative Tim Johnson has said he or someone from his office will attend.

Come to the concert and tell your solar-powered story. Make a video, write a postcard with your photo or e-mail congress and ask them to take action to stop global warming. Greenpeace will take the messages to our leaders in Washington D.C. and to local candidates running for Congress to make sure they do their part.

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