Stepping it Up in Seattle

As reported by KING5.com (video), more than 1,000 people took part in Step It Up Seattle, which began at Occidental Park in downtown Seattle and ended in Myrtle Edwards Park where a rally and solutions fair commenced. Many Grist staff members were present, and took pictures and chatted with local Grist readers. My job was to record brief audio interviews with some of the participants. Early in the week, we plan to share these photos and recordings with you.

For now, here is just a taste of the day’s events, the unedited audio recordings (Windows Media) of the rally’s speakers:

Jay Inslee, Greg Nickels, Ron SimsKC Golden, Policy Director for Climate Solutions — Listen (7:22)

Jiji Jally, Marshall Islands representative — Listen (4:36)

Jay Inslee, U.S. Congressman; Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle; Ron Sims, King County Executive — Listen (26:00)

Dave Freiboth, MLK Jr. County Labor Council; Emily Duncanson, Western Washington University student and founder of Kyoto in the classroom; Rev. Lisa Domke — Listen (13:22)

More to come.

Update [2007-4-16 17:13:1 by Chris Schults]: Check out today’s podcast to hear from some of the Seattle marchers.

Update [2007-4-20 12:44:12 by Chris Schults]: Check out Grist’s audio slideshow.