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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Support Fellow Birchlegger, Paul Thompson, in the Cool Planet Skiers Initiative on Climate Change!

Cool Planet Skiers Converge on the Birkie

Feb 18-21, 2016- Cable to Hayward Wisconsin

Cool Planet Skiers (CPS) will be skiing in the 43rd running of North America’s largest Cross Country Ski Event, the American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon on Saturday February 20.

CPS  with partners I AM PRO SNOW and Citizens’ Climate Lobby are forming a coalition of Climate Solutions and Winter and Snow Protection organizations. They will be hosting a booth at the Birkie Expo in the Hayward,  High School Gym Thursday 2/18  from 1-8 pm and Friday 2/19 from 9 am-8 pm signing up skiers to be Cool Planet Skiers, pledge their support for the  100% Committed project of I AM PRO SNOW, and building the network of CCL chapters around the country (now over 300) to propose federal legislation (Carbon Fee and Dividend) to price carbon pollution at its’ source and return all collected fees to American households.

Paul Thompson of Edina MN the founder of Cool Planet Skiers and Birchlegging Member (skiers with over 20 Birkies completed) says:

“Having completed 35 Birkies I have seen the struggles our ski community deals with all over our country and world with consistent winter weather. We attended the recent Paris Climate Conference and the agreement made there now gives us the starting point to take local action to cut our emissions and to implement the new technologies available that can drive our economy toward climate and snow friendly policies. All that is missing is the political will and skiers are in the crosshairs of this opportunity.”

Please join us at the Cool Planet Skiers booth at the Birkie Expo, visit our web site and follow the action at our facebook page as skiers and their famlies tell us why they are “Pro Snow”

For more information or to schedule an interview contact Paul Thompson at paul@coolplanetmn.org or 612-810-4664

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