A local group will try to draw attention Saturday to the need for a reduction in carbon emissions.
The Lawrence Step It Up committee, in co-sponsorship with KU Environs and local residents, has scheduled a speaker's forum at noon in the Gridiron Room of the Burge Union on the Kansas University campus.
The Oread Friends' Environmental Event also will feature speakers from the Lawrence Sustainability Network from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. A group rally photo is at 4 p.m., immediately before a march down Massachusetts Street. The group will tour Bowersock Hydroelectric Power Plant at 5 p.m.
On a nationwide level, Step It Up groups are hoping to persuade Congress to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.
For more information about Saturday's events, contact Karen Clawson, Lawrence Step It Up event organizer, at (913) 708-4188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.