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Reverend Billy to parade through New York park

Update: The date of this event was changed to Thursday, Oct. 29th, as per an e-mail from the campaign.

On Tuesday Thursday, a week before the November 3 election, Reverend Billy will be taking animals native to the rainforest through Washington Square Park.  He is the Green Party’s candidate for mayor of New York City.  Reverend Billy claims that the city is the single largest purchaser of wood from the rainforest in the nation:

This Tuesday Oct 27th Thursday, October 29th Reverend Billy joins with RainForest Relief, NYC Climate Action Group and Friends of Brad Will for a parade through Washington Square Park to draw attention to continued and unnecessary use of tropical rain forest timber for our benches and boardwalks.

Animals from the rainforest will be attendance. Mike Bloomberg has not responded to requests that he come and answer directly to the animals whose lives have been destroyed by clearcuts, slag heaps and fire.

Meet at 5:30 between the fountain and the arch at Washington Sq Park. See precious Rainforest wood holding up the asses of NYU students! Wear bright colors!

For those of you in a hurry or on your way somewhere  we should be done shortly after 6.


E-mail sent with rescheduling note:

We are delaying today’s rainforest action in Washington Square Park exactly two days, so we hope to see you this Thursday Oct 29th at 5:30 pm between the arch and the fountain.

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  1. Morgan Brykein Morgan Brykein October 24, 2009

    It’s depressing how the rain forest is being destroyed.

  2. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | October 24, 2009

    If you want to help, don’t buy anything with palm oil (or palm kernel oil or vitamin a palmitate or anything else with the word “palm” in it) in it. Palm oil plantations are one of the leading causes of deforestation.

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