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Join up to 250,000 others in the BIGGEST climate march in history in New York City Sunday September 21st!
Thousands upon thousands of concerned citizens are going to march together in the heart of Manhattan demanding action on climate change.
There will be a big party with Food and Music etc. at the end.
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See NJ Climate Chats: Oct 21-23 above
More than 400,000 participated in New York. (Initial estimate from organizers was 310,000, Huffington Post and Time reported 400,000 and The police estimate was five to six hundred thousand.)|
It started at 11:30 at Columbus Circle, but the people at the end did not get going until 3 hours later. The finish area got so crowded they texted people who had signed up for their text status, to disperse before they got to 11th Avenue.
I went into a pub at 9th and 42nd to have a beer and watch some football, then went down to 11th at about 6 and there was just one group left with music and dancing.
Marchers included Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Vice President Al Gore, and performing artists Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Sting.
In addition there were 2,808 solidarity events in 165 countries.
Picture from Jeff Tittel
Some of the chants:
Some other signs: "There Is No Planet B," "Forests Not for Sale" and "Jobs, Justice, Clean Energy."
Group assignments below. March Route: - East on 59th St. - South on 6th Ave. - West on 42nd St. - South on 11th Ave. - Food and Music at 11th Ave. between 34th and 38th St. 2.4 miles There will be port a potties all around. Group Assembly Areas Groups will line up by themes. See peoplesclimate.org/lineup/ and FAQ The Sierra Club will somewhere between 75th and 77th on Central Park West. Logistics Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) maps: MTA Subway Map - From Penn Station take the 1, 2, 3 or C train to 72nd St. It is a 45-50 minute walk (2.4 mi) from Penn Sta to the American Museum of Natural History near where most of the environmental and community groups will meet. $2.50 MTA Bus Map Subway stops at PeoplesClimate.org/lineup/ and Public Transportation below for more
Entry to Central Park West (8th Ave) will be limited to 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st and 86th Streets only.
Day of March Information:|
- Text "march" to 97779 for up to date happenings
- Main Hashtag #PeoplesClimate
- Moment of Silence 12:58 - 1:00 for frontline communities and indigenous groups who are the first victims of climate change. Text ALARM to 97779 to get a reminder. When you see people start linking hands above their heads, that's the start of the silence.
- At 1 PM end the moment of silence with a big noise to sound the climate alarm that has gone ignored for too long.
- At the end there will be two stages with music, food trucks and convergence areas for each theme where people can gather and network:
Themes: (People will be marching in order by themes) 1. Front Lines of the Crisis/Forefront of Change Indigenous, Environmental Justice, 2. We Build the Future Labor, families, students, Elders 3. We Have the Solutions Renewable Energy, Environmental Organizations, Food & Water Justice 4. We Know Who is Responsible Anti-Corporate Campaigns, Peace & Justice 5. The Debate is Over Scientists, Interfaith & More 6. To Change Everything, It Takes Everyone Community Groups, Cities, States, CountriesLinks:
Sign up at PeoplesClimate.org/newjersey/march-info/:
There are charter buses and groups meeting for discounted train tickets all over New Jersey.
Northeast Corridor train meet-ups: 9:00 for 9:18 train Trenton - Arrive 10:46 9:00 for 9:12 train Princeton - Arrive 10:37 9:15 for 9:29 train New Brunswick - Arrive 10:37 9:30 for 9:44 Train in Metropark - Contact - Arrive 10:37 (unofficial meetup - no discounted tickets)Transportation at peoplesclimate.org
Any bus within 250 - 500 miles of NYC will have up to 40% (or up to $1700) of their rental costs paid for by the Sierra Club.
Subway stops at People's Climate March - Lineup
Bus Captain Calls
With President Obama's recent release of a clean power plan that for the first time sets climate pollution limits for existing power plants and in 2015, this march puts us in a perfect place to let the president know on a grand scale that we expect to move towards a just society powered by clean energy. The theme for the UN Summit is 'Catalyze Action,' and that's exactly what we mean to do both in the US and around the world --momentum is on our side.
Articles - News:
Phone Banks Phone Banking Group Events:
Flyer and poster graphics and other Resources (peoplesclimate.org/resources/)
Sample emails, phone dialog, tweets - RecruitmentStormPartnerToolkit.doc
People's Climate March Neighborhood Captain Sign up
Contact: Nicole Dallara - Nicole.Dallara@SIERRACLUB.ORG - 609-656-7612
Last updated Oct 12, 2014
Last updated Thu., Aug 5, 2014