People’s Climate March in NYC, Sunday, 9/21
Hi Earthwatchers! My name is Greg and I’m a new Research Intern at Earthwatch’s Boston office. This weekend I will be traveling to New York City to join in the People’s Climate March. If you haven’t heard of the March, it’s a global movement to raise awareness about the serious and immediate issue of climate change. Promising to be the largest climate march in history, with over 1400 collaborating organizations from businesses to schools to environmental groups, the People’s Climate March hopes to inspire politicians and world leaders to recognize and take action on global climate issues through peaceful demonstration and the sheer enormity of public participation. The “march” part of the People’s Climate March is happening this Sunday, September 21st starting at 11:30 am and other related events, demonstrations, and presentations will be occurring all weekend.
The People's Climate March -- held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit -- is a public outpouring of support for climate solutions.
The timing of the March is perfect, as many world leaders will be convening in NYC at the time for the annual United Nations Climate Summit. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others have expressed the need for stronger policies regarding climate change and have asked leaders “to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will…” Read more about the Summit at http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/.
The March intends to strengthen this resolve through large public support. People from all over the US and the world will converge and flood the streets of New York this Sunday. The message of the People’s Climate March resonates strongly with our mission at Earthwatch to improve scientific education and awareness through citizen engagement and action. If you are interested in participating in the March, there is still plenty of time to get involved! Buses and rideshares are traveling to NYC from many cities. And if you are unable to make it to New York, there are concurrent events happening all over the world! All information, including march details, a full schedule of events, transportation, and FAQs, can be found at http://peoplesclimate.org/.
Check back here next week for my recap of the weekend’s activities!