Local families came out in force last Saturday on a foggy morning to walk a mile in support of Mono Lake, a future snowy Sierra, and climate progress at the upcoming Paris Climate Summit. The kids led the way through tufa towers and sagebrush to the shores of the lake. As the sun came out, Geoff McQuilkin of the Mono Lake Committee, climate researcher Maureen McGlinchy, local author David Carle, and Devil’s Postpile Superintendent Deanna Dulen shared insights on the climate challenges we face.
Suggested “steps” we can all take in our daily lives to use energy and water wisely were displayed, and all participants wrote “promise to our planet ” goals on snowflake ornaments made by local children.
All of our communal actions can help ensure a snowy future.
Mono Lake has been a symbol of hope in solving environmental problems. On a beautiful morning, with the spirit of the children lifting us up, a statement was made about our future and the importance of real climate progress in Paris. A small group of people can make a big difference. It happened at Mono Lake.
Visitors to the Mono Lake Committee Information Center in Lee Vining can take home an ornament while supplies last and make their own “promises” during this holiday season.