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Walk to Walden as Part of the Moving Planet Event

Transition Wayland is organizing a Walk to Walden before heading to the Concord train station and riding to Boston together for the Moving Planet event.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, communities around the world will celebrate "A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels" during Moving Planet.

According to the Moving Planet website, 170 countries have registered events to commemorate the day. Boston will host Moving Planet: New England at Columbus Park, an event that will feature music, presentations and opportunities to connect.

The event website encourages participants to walk, bike, carpool or take public transit to the event, but Transition Wayland wants to make the getting there part of the fun.

On Saturday at 10:45 a.m., Transition Wayland is inviting participants to meet in the parking lot of to walk five miles to Walden Pond. Walkers should pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the shores of the pond before a brief "Thoreau Moment" scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m.

Wen Stephenson, a Transition Wayland organizer, and John Hanson Mitchell, editor of Mass Audubon's Sanctuary magazine, will read a few passages from works by or about author Henry David Thoreau. 

The group will then head to the Concord train station to ride together into Boston for the Moving Planet: New England event. Those who cannot walk to Walden can still meet at the Concord station and catch the 2:34 p.m. train with their neighbors.

Katrien Vander Straeten September 22, 2011 at 01:26 PM
Wen Stephenson has an op-ed about Moving Planet and the Walk to Walden in the Boston Globe today! http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2011/09/21/why-walden-matters-now/YnGQpAmgw3PFza9XAOxLfM/story.xml

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