The Sierra Club hosted a rally on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge Saturday morning to protest Duke Energy's continued use of coal plants.

The Sierra Club is a environmental organization that hosts rallies and distributes petitions for their cause. Saturday's rally featured State Representative Chris Campbell as well as West Lafayette city councilor Kathy Parker among other speakers. Attendees could sign a petition for Duke Energy to move toward renewable energy. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Kathy Parker with protestor

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Kathy Parker with protestor

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West Lafayette City Councilwoman Kathy Parker reviews a sheet of paper with another protestor before speaking at the rally. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, banner

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, banner

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Two Sierra Club members lift up a banner reading "Duke Energy: Indiana's Worst Climate Polluter" as the rally began. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Erica Beumel

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Erica Beumel

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Erica Beumel, Sierra Club team leader, kicks off the rally by discussing the importance of moving to renewable energy now. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Susan Schechter

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Susan Schechter

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Susan Schechter, owner of Virtuous Cycles in Lafayette, talks about the impact of adding solar panels to her business.  

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Representative Chris Campbell and crowd

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Representative Chris Campbell and crowd

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The "Get Moving Duke" climate rally gathers on the John T. Meyers Pedestrian Bridge between Lafayette and West Lafayette. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Rahul Durai

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Rahul Durai

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Rahul Durai, a sophomore at West Lafayette High School and founding member of Confront the Climate Crisis, emphasizes the impact that Duke's c…

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Rahul Durai and Steve Shoaf

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Rahul Durai and Steve Shoaf

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Durai speaks with Lafayette resident Steve Shoaf about making an impact on climate issues. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Susan Schechter and her dog

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Susan Schechter and her dog

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Susan Schechter sits with her dog and listens to other speakers. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Dave Henderson

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Dave Henderson

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West Lafayette utility director Dave Henderson talks about the move toward renewable energy as a city. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Ashley Williams

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Ashley Williams

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Sierra club organizer Ashley Williams uses a megaphone to energize the crowd. 

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Representative Chris Campbell

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Representative Chris Campbell

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Chris Campbell, state rep. for House District 26, talks about House Bills on climate change and stresses that representatives need to do more …

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Kathy Parker

10/16/21 "Get Moving Duke" Rally Takes Over Pedestrian Bridge, Kathy Parker

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West Lafayette City Councilor Kathy Parker talks the cities goals for renewable energy.