May 21, all day (fire barrel); noon (zombies)
Yep, you read that right. We’ve been hearing rumors that a horde of zombies is preparing to descend on this gathering of some of the world’s dirtiest polluters. The destruction that folks like Governor Gary Herbert (“Dirty Herby”), Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute, and Cameron Todd of U.S. Oil Sands leave in their wake will not remain invisibilized—these zombies will make sure of it.
Cameron Todd, one of the scheduled speakers, aims to strip mine a vast area of the East Tavaputs Plateau for tar sands. The zombies will make sure the people of Salt Lake know just how destructive these toxic industries are.
Luckily, we’re prepared, as fire barrels at the Governor’s Energy Summit are a time-honored tradition. Those gathering around the fire are sure to be safe from both blood-thirsty zombies and oil tycoons (we think). Join us at 300 West, at the garage entrance to the Salt Palace, to welcome attendees in the morning between 7-8 a.m., or join us later if you can’t make it that early.
Want to be a zombie? Dress for the part and come stagger along with the rest of the horde! Meet up with the group at Gallivan Plaza (239 Main St.) by the big rock sculpture at high noon, and march (err, stagger) to the Salt Palace with them. As some of the worst polluters in the country scheme about destroying the air, waters, and land we all depend on, the zombies will give them a wake up call about the future they’re creating.
The seas are rising, and so are the zombies. Join them.