Take Action

Join us this Saturday, October 23rd at Lou Neff Point on Austin’s Town Lake to ASK President Biden to declare a National Climate Emergency and stop the fossil fuels buildout in Texas before the Global Climate Summit that begins soon in Glasgow, Scotland.
Paddle toward the music where Barton Creek flows into the Colorado. These are waters worth protecting. Our lives are worth protecting. StandUP for your rights to clean air, clean water, clean soil, restorative justice and an equitable, sustainable transition to renewable energy. Stand UP for your future.

Here’s how to participate:
1. Make your plan and bring your friends or make new friends!
2. Show up at one of the rental or public docks on Town Lake and launch by 11:00 AM this Saturday, Oct. 23.

  • Zilker Park Boat Rentals on Barton Creek just below Barton Springs pool
  • Texas Rowing Center by Austin High School
  • The Rowing Dock just west of Mopac
  • Elite SUPs rental office on E. Riverside Drive, dock by International Hostel
  • Austin High Public Boat Launch by Austin High School
  • East Austin Public Boat Launch by Fiesta Gardens

Bring water to stay hydrated, sun protection, and a snack.

If you’d like to participate from the shore, come to Lou Neff Point Gazebo anytime between 10:30-Noon. RIDE A BIKE. TAKE A BUS. OR, ALLOW TIME FOR PARKING: Currently, Zilker Lou Neff Road is fenced off as workers continue to clean up after ACL. 1. There is parking on Toomey Road across the street from Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704. From there, walk to the end of Toomey Rd. Proceed through the bamboo using one of two dirt trails down the little bluff to the main Hike & Bike Trail and turn left. Cross the Barton Creek pedestrian bridge and turn right. Walk down the Hike & Bike Trail toward where Barton Creek flows into the Colorado River and find Lou Neff Point gazebo near where the ducks and turtles like to hang out.
2. Alternatively, you can park in Zilker Park near the Zilker Park Boat Rentals.
Turn off Barton Springs toward Barton Springs Pool. Take an immediate left into the lots on the left, proceed to the furthest lots, by the pecan grove picnic grounds closest to Barton Springs Road. Walk along the little railroad track toward Barton Springs Road and cross under it on the board walk to join the main Hike & Bike Trail. Continue straight to Lou Neff Point.

3. In a boat or Stand UP? Paddle out to the middle of Town Lake just off Lou Neff point where Barton Creek flows into the Colorado River – follow the music! See map below.

4. Help raise the art and energy to ask President Biden to declare a National Climate Emergency and stop the fossil fuel buildout.

Learn more about the specific goals and demands of the affiliated groups of Texas Climate Emergency. The following groups unified to amplify the voices of the frontline indigenous, black and youth led People Vs. Fossil Fuels days of nonviolent civil disobedience in Washington DC on Oct. 11-15 and are leading these actions: Carrizo-Comecrudo Tribal Nation, Port Arthur Community Action Network, Sunrise ATX, Austin Sierra Club, Coalition Against Pipelines, Extinction Rebellion, and Clean Energy Now Texas. Add your group here!

Both groups and individuals: Read and endorse the Texas Climate Emergency demands.

Keep your friends together and think about joining an organization of your choice that is working on restorative environmental justice and climate change. Consider taking one step every month, week, or day to help make positive change and be the change you want to see! Thank you for participating!

Songs for Action from The Peace Poets

I do not come here alone.
I carry my people in my bones.
I do not come here alone.
And if you listen you will hear them in my soul.

Rising with the mountaintops.
Flowing with the oceans.
We are the protectors.
Our spirits have awoken.
We are… the protectors.
We are… the protectors.

Do you hear the warriors
On the front lines?
We’re hurting. We’re working.
Cause life is on the line.