Our charter bus pulled away from the Unity College Student Center a few minutes early. As I write, our driver Henry is wending his way carefully up RT 137 towards the highway that will carry us most of our way to Washington D.C. Tomorrow 18 students and 3 faculty will participate in the circle The White House climate change action.
There was incredible energy in the Student Center during our pre-trip meeting–as many names to learn as there were reasons for going. Jeffrey wants to know whether two thumbs way up on his “thumb-o-meter” indicates an even higher level of enthusiasm. Yes, is the answer. When the news broke that the bus was in the parking lot, so did the meeting. After that it was all backpacks, pillows and water bottles.
Now students are settling in at the back of the bus and boning up on their Tar Sands science, strangers are introducing themselves, and I just overheard President Mulkey say “I’m here to make a point…”