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People's Climate March

9/21 • NYC
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Perfect Timing

World leaders will be gathered in NYC for a landmark U.N. climate meeting — just the right moment for big public pressure.

Massive Scale

We’ll peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world.

Unprecedented Collaboration

Over 950 (!) businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more, all working together.

Centered on Justice

Committed to principles of environmental justice and equality — representing the communities that are being hit the hardest by climate change.

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.

Sign up now

or read:

Our Power Campaign’s powerful call to action
Bill McKibben’s invitation in Rolling Stone
Eddie Bautista’s piece in Earth Island Journal
Michael Brune’s article in Huffington Post

The march starts in:

THE PLAN FOR THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH


The March - 11:30 am, Sunday, September 21st

Assembly location: the area north of Columbus Circle.

March Route:

    • The march will begin at 11:30 am.
    • leave Columbus Circle and go east on 59th Street
    • turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
    • turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
    • turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street

End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street

Map of the march route.

Note: This march route was set after several months of negotiating with the New York Police Department - this may slightly vary from information you received via e-mail, where the route was incorrectly explained. We apologize for any confusion we might have caused.


More Info for March Attendees Housing & Transportation Volunteering Day of

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Below you'll find a calendar of events for the weekend of the mobilization.
Click here for a list of all the lead up events across the country.
Click here for lead up events in the NYC Metro in particular.

If you are adding your own event, please allow 24 hrs for the event to show up on the site.

Aug
30
Sat
Join us at the Richmond County Fair! – - – Click Here for More Info @ Historic Richmond Town
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
Join us at the Richmond County Fair! - - - Click Here for More Info @ Historic Richmond Town | New York | United States

Join us at the Richmond County Fair for some People’s Climate March mobilization! This event features kids’ crafts, historical demonstrations, amusement rides, eating contests, classic cars, farm animals, and four stages of music and entertainment in Staten Island. Meet us at 441 Clarke Avenue in Staten Island on Saturday, August 30.

 

Click here for more details!

 

Aug
31
Sun
We’re Headed to the Coney Island Reggae Beach Party! – - – Click Here for More Details @ Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We're Headed to the Coney Island Reggae Beach Party! - - - Click Here for More Details @ Coney Island Boardwalk | New York | United States

Meet us at the Coney Island Reggae Beach Party for great food, music, and expanding visibility for the People’s Climate March! See you at the boardwalk on Sunday, August 31st!

 

Click here for more details!

 

Sep
1
Mon
Let’s go to the NY Caribbean Carnival Labor Day Parade! – - – Click Here for More Info @ Eastern Parkway
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Let's go to the NY Caribbean Carnival Labor Day Parade! - - - Click Here for More Info @ Eastern Parkway | New York | United States

Come experience the crown jewel of NY Caribbean Carnival week featuring costume bands, masqueraders, moko jumbies, floats, delicious Caribbean cuisine and help build more awareness for the People’s Climate March! Meet at the Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 1st!

 

Click here for more info!

 

Sep
4
Thu
Hearing on City Council Resolution endorsing PCM! – - – Click Here for Details @ NYC Council Chambers
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm
Hearing on City Council Resolution endorsing PCM! - - - Click Here for Details @ NYC Council Chambers | New York | New York | United States

The NYC City Council plans to introduce a resolution supporting the People’s Climate March. The council will also hear testimony from people on the resolution. Come testify along with Sean Sweeney of the Cornell Global Labor Institute, Carl Arnold, Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, and several members of 350NYC! 

Meet us Thursday, September 4 at 1pm in the formal NYC Council Chambers.

Let’s pack the Chambers to show our strength!

Take the R to the City Hall stop, the 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, the A or C to Chambers St., the J or Z to Chambers St., or the 2 or the 3 to Park Place.

 

Click here for more details!

 

Sep
6
Sat
Regina Climate Convergence @ Victoria Park
Sep 6 all-day
Regina Climate Convergence @ Victoria Park | Regina | Saskatchewan | Canada

A discussion on climate change and a fundraiser for people intending on joining the Climate March in New York.

We’re Headed to the Grand Band Concert! – - – Click Here for More Details @ Governors Island
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We're Headed to the Grand Band Concert! - - - Click Here for More Details @ Governors Island | New York | New York | United States

Join us to increase visibility for the People’s Climate March at the Grand Band Concert, presenting New York’s Piano Sextet! Meet at Governors Island in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 6th.

 

Click here for more details!

Sep
9
Tue
WECAN Women’s Climate Action Agenda Release @ Online/International
Sep 9 all-day
WECAN Women's Climate Action Agenda Release @ Online/International

Building momentum in advance of the People’s Climate March and UN Climate Leadership Summit, on September 9th 2014, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network will release the WECAN Women’s Climate Action Agenda. The Agenda, drafted by more than 100 international women leaders during the 2013 International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit, analyzes the root causes of the environmental destruction and social injustice which today threaten people and planet in an unprecedented way, ultimately presenting powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis. The Action Agenda contextualizes why transformative change is necessary, articulates what must be done, and outlines the means for doing so. We ask all friends and allies to support us in distributing this document amongst both on-the-ground and online networks. Please see wecaninternational.org, beginning on Sept. 9, for copies to read and share.

Sep
15
Mon
People’s Climate Train from SF to NYC @ Amtrak California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
People's Climate Train from SF to NYC @ Amtrak California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited

The People’s Climate Train is a once in a lifetime experience for participants to spend days together networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.

This cross-country train will travel from the SF Bay Area to New York City, picking up activists and concerned citizens all along the way, using these precious days together for teach-ins and trainings, mixers and movement building. We will arrive at the People’s Climate March more connected, informed, organized, and ready for action. Sign up before July 11th to be sure to get a seat at the best price.

Click here for more information on train stops and how to buy your tickets.

ALL BOARDING STOPS:
California Zephyr Train 6                   
Emeryville, CA (EMY) || Sept 15, 9:10am            
Richmond, CA (RIC)
Martinez, CA (MTZ – San Joaquin Trains)
Davis, CA (DAV)
Sacramento, CA (SAC) || Sept 15, 11:09am
Roseville, CA (RSV)
Colfax, CA (COX)                       
Truckee, CA (TRU – Lake Tahoe)
Reno, NV (RNO) || Sept 15, 4:06pm
Winnemucca, NV (WNN)                    
Elko, NV (ELK)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) || Sept 16, 3:30am        
Provo, UT (PRO)
Helper, UT (HER – Price)                    
Green River, UT (GRI)                    
Grand Junction, CO    (GJT)                    
Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC – Aspen)
Granby, CO (GRA – Rocky Mt. Nat’l Park)        
Fraser-Winter Park, CO (WIP)                
Denver, CO–Union Station (DEN) || Sept 16, 7:10pm    
Fort Morgan, CO (FMG – Sterling)
McCook, NE (MCK)
Holdrege, NE (HLD)
Hastings, NE (HAS – Grand Island)
Lincoln, NE (LNK) || Sept 17, 3:26am
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Creston, IA (CRN)
Osceola, IA (OSC – Des Moines)
Ottumwa, IA (OTM)
Mount Pleasant, IA (MTP)
Burlington, IA (BRL)

Lake Shore Limited Train 48
Chicago, IL – Union Station (CHI) || Sept 17, 9:30pm
South Bend, IN (SOB)
Elkhart, IN (EKH)
Waterloo, IN (WTI)
Bryan, OH (BYN)
Toledo, OH (TOL)
Sandusky, OH (SKY)
Elyria, OH (ELY)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Erie, PA (ERI)
Depew, NY – Buffalo (BUF)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Utica, NY (UCA)
Schenectady, NY (SDY)
Penn Station, NY (NYP) || Sept 18, 6:23pm

Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change 「原子力は気候変動の解決策ではない」 @ 2nd Floor, UN Church Center (44th & 1st Ave.)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
 Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change 「原子力は気候変動の解決策ではない」 @ 2nd Floor, UN Church Center (44th & 1st Ave.) | New York | New York | United States

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10AM-noon (EST) In conjunction with the NYC People’s Climate March and the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in September, nuclear experts and activists will speak about issues associated with nuclear power – such as Fukushima, nuclear waste, uranium mining, human rights, health, economic, and technical issues – and will discuss why nuclear energy is not “clean” energy nor a solution to climate change. A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

WHO: Mr. Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education
Ms. Leona Morgan, Diné No Nukes
Mr. Pradeep Indulkar, Filmmaker
Ms. Marilyn Elie, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Mr. Alfred Meyer, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Ms. Mari Inoue, Human Rights Now
Mr. Tim Judson, Nuclear Information Resource Service
Fore more details: (English) ow.ly/Ahy98 , (日本語) ow.ly/Ahyyv

Sep
16
Tue
The Future of Energy Film @ NY Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Future of Energy Film @ NY Society for Ethical Culture | New York | New York | United States

The Future of Energy is a new documentary about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about communities falling back in love with each other and the planet.

The film had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia at the Transitions Film Festival, and LA premiere at the historic Chinese Theaters in Hollywood. The film features many of Bay Area leaders including: Joanna Macy, Danny Kennedy and Sungevity, Pandora Thomas, Julian Mocine-Mcqueen and Green for All, Jamie Henn, Bill Mckibben and 350.org, Billy Parrish and Mosaic, Erica Mackie and Grid Alternatives, Melanie Nutter, AshEl Eldrige, Rosa Esperanza González and the Alliance for Climate Education, Emily Kirsch and Sfun Cube, Woody Hastings, Shawn Marshall, Gopal Dayaneni, Mark Jacobson from the Solutions Project, and Jill Stein.

Sep
17
Wed
“Climate Conversations: Why the UN’s Climate Summit is Important to All of Us” @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Draesel Hall
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Climate Conversations: Why the UN's Climate Summit is Important to All of Us" @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Draesel Hall | New York | New York | United States

Join us for a panel discussion that looks at the climate crisis from the perspectives of science, public policy, international treaties, and faith communities! Scheduled panelists include: Lisa DiCaprio, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter & 350NYC; Yvonne O’Neal, UN Commission on Sustainability; Beth Ackerman, Riverside Church Beloved Earth Community; Philip Orton, Stevens Institute & NYC Panel on Climate Change. Panelists will present for 7-10 minutes each, followed by a Q.&A. session with the audience. Refreshments will be served!

 

Click here for more info!

 

Sep
18
Thu
Who is protecting our forests? ‘If Not Us Then Who’ exhibition in New York @ The Corner, Roger Smith Hotel
Sep 18 – Sep 24 all-day
Who is protecting our forests? 'If Not Us Then Who' exhibition in New York @ The Corner, Roger Smith Hotel | New York | New York | United States

‘If Not Us Then Who’ launches in New York to answer one key question, who is protecting our forests?

This exciting new project opens from 18th September at The Corner Pop Up Shop, Roger Smith Hotel with a series of screenings, a photography exhibition and inspiring talks and discussions. This week long event intends to join up the dots between forests, forest communities and climate change when the world will be focusing on New York for the UN Climate Summit.

‘If Not Us Then Who’ communicates first-hand the personal stories of an inconspicuous yet vital people, as they battle to protect their lives, their cultures and our forests. These unique stories will be told through powerful videos and striking imagery, shown for the first time in this prime location.

Visit us at 501 Lexington Avenue, open from 9am – 8pm every day until Thursday 24th September. A 12 minute walk from the UN building, it will be a space that promotes intellectual and visual content examining indigenous peoples fight to protect forests. A meeting space where journalists, indigenous peoples, activists and the public can relax, learn and explore.

A more detailed schedule will be published in due course. Visit ifnotusthenwho.me for more details.

In the meantime find us on Twitter @ifnotus_thenwho

Sep
19
Fri
NYC Climate Convergence @ TBA
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
NYC Climate Convergence @ TBA | New York | New York | United States

Movement building teach-ins, speak-outs, skill-shares, and workshops occurring in the run-up to the People’s Climate March, focused on strengthening the fight for a world where people and planet come first.

International Day of Peace Symposium @ Church Center for the United Nations
Sep 19 @ 9:20 am – 3:00 pm
International Day of Peace Symposium @ Church Center for the United Nations | New York | New York | United States

Peace and development are inextricably linked. On September 19th, 2014, the Church Center for the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of Peace and continue its historical mission of fostering dialogue and cooperation between civil society, Member States, and the U.N. system around “the things that make for peace.” We ask, how are the core human needs of food, water, and health affected by the cross-cutting themes of peace, women, human security, climate change, and sustainable development?

The symposium will underscore the importance of people-centered and rights-based policies, and will bridge global policies, grassroots advocacy, and implementation. Interactive workshops will cut across silos, integrating traditionally separate developmental sectors under a human rights framework. All will reinforce the “Right of Peoples to Peace.” This symposium hopes to inspire the People’s Climate March, Climate Summit, and World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to adopt a similar interdisciplinary lens. We, civil society, engage the U.N. to continue working toward rights-based, equitable, and sustainable development, which requires a just global peace.

Pre-Shabbat art/sign making for the People’s Climate March @ Congregation Romemu, at West End Presbyterian Church
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-Shabbat art/sign making for the People’s Climate March @ Congregation Romemu, at West End Presbyterian Church

Join us for an opportunity to connect and share your gratitude for the planet, at a pre-Shabbat (day of rest) art/sign making project for the People’s Climate March on the following Sunday. We’ll welcome in the Jewish New Year with a deep kavanot (intention) for peace and a reminder to make our actions reflect our commitment to stewardship of our physical world.

All are welcome – artists, families, parents, children, Rabbis, peacemakers, community and friends!

Materials will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own (please think sustainable/recycled/recyclable). Please bring a snack to share.

Contact Joan Beard (joan@joanbeard.com) or Wendye Chaitin (WRC247@hotmail.com) with any questions, or to volunteer to help facilitate.

Hosted by Romemu – Judaism for Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Educational Forum: Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children’s Health @ John Jay College for Criminal Justice
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
 Educational Forum: Today's Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children's Health @ John Jay College for Criminal Justice  | New York | New York | United States

“Here no evil, see no evil, there is no evil”

Putting our heads in the sand, ignoring all the bad news about climate change won’t make it go away; especially when it comes to learning more about what may negatively impact our most precious and most vulnerable of populations, our children.

Armed with the facts, each of us can and MUST be part of the solution, especially when it comes to our kids, their health and their future. This forum presents a dynamic and unique opportunity to learn about cutting edge science that brings us not just knowledge but hope; the hope of curing diseases we didn’t know were curable and preventing those we didn’t know we could prevent. The forum is organized around three topics:

The Science – state of the art research showing multi-generational impacts on health from conception on into adulthood.

The Mothers’ Voices – representing different communities from around the country, and their struggles for change.

The Policies – the status of change from the perspective of federal, state and local laws to move toward sustainable solutions.

Sponsored by: The Mothers Project (TMP), ClimateMama, The Center for Environmental Health, and The John Jay College for Criminal Justice, Sustainability and Environmental Justice Minor

Raising Money for Rising Power -Rockaway Wildfire Fundraiser @ Starr Street Studios
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Raising Money for Rising Power -Rockaway Wildfire Fundraiser @ Starr Street Studios | New York | United States

Rockaway Wildfire will be holding a fundraiser in the lead up to the Peoples Climate march. At 7PM come learn our story and get “classy” with some cocktails and snacks and then at 9PM get “nasty” as the DJ kicks in. The party will go til late. Come show your support. We will be right by the PCM May Day Art Build Space.

Rockaway Wildfire is a local, grassroots, directly democratic, community based organization bringing resident voices to the planning and redevelopment of the Rockaways.

Sep
20
Sat
People’s Climate Pilgrimage: “Connecting the Dots” @ TBA
Sep 20 all-day
People’s Climate Pilgrimage: “Connecting the Dots” @ TBA | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States

Walking pilgrimage to various locations for short creative presentations making connections between climate change and immigration, refugees, health, food, water, national and international security, children, etc.. Young, old, families and all are welcome.

Youth Convergence @ TBD
Sep 20 all-day
Youth Convergence @ TBD

We hope to lift and highlight the voices of youth who’ve been traditionally marginalized and will be the most impacted from the climate conversation, create a space where young people can make connections and strengthen the work they’re doing in their schools, campuses and communities and young people can empower and inspire themselves and each other to continue taking action after the People’s Climate March

Climate Ride NYC-DC @ New York City to Washington DC
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day
Climate Ride NYC-DC @ New York City to Washington DC

Double your impact, March and then Ride to the Capitol in Washington DC. Join Climate Ride NYC-DC, the nation’s only ride dedicated to sustainability and bike advocacy. You choose from our growing network of 100+ beneficiaries to raise money for and our expert fundraising staff will help you reach your fundraising goals. We will take care of the logistics of participating in the march and completing the fully supported bike ride from NYC to Washington DC. This is an opportunity to participate in a unprecedented march for the climate and bring the message to policy makers and members of congress in Washington DC.

Climate Disruption Investigation @ To Be Announced
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am
Climate Disruption Investigation @ To Be Announced | New York | New York | United States

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gathers government leaders to support “an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution,” the Earth Quaker Action Team is joining tens of thousands of people in New York City for the People’s Climate March. In addition, we’ll take action at PNC bank demanding it also take ambitious action on climate change.

In May 2013, the UN investigated claims of human rights abuses in Appalachia connected to mountaintop removal coal mining leading to birth defects, poisoned water and economic paralysis. EQAT and allies will expand our footprint to New York City, to “find” evidence of climate disruption at PNC bank in a theatrical nonviolent direct action.

We will present PNC with a copy of the letter we will send to the UN naming PNC bank as a climate disrupter.

WHAT: Climate Disruption Investigation
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 10am

WHO: Earth Quaker Action Team and allies
WHERE: New York City, location to be announced
CONTACT: Chris Baker Evens, chris.bakerevens@gmail.com

If you’re planning to come to the action sign up here:

http://eqat.org/september-20-nyc

Arrival:
If you’re coming from out-of-town, please arrange to arrive in NYC no later than 9am on Saturday Sept 20th in time for a 10am briefing / action training. Location to be announced.

Accommodation:
Local Quaker Meetinghouses have offered housing for Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st. We are looking into options for people arriving on Friday, 19th. If you have particular needs, please let us know.

The Meetinghouses are setting up a web page to to sign up for housing. We’ll get this information out to you as soon as we know.

Transportation:
Please arrange your own transportation to and from New York. There are plenty of cheap options like Megabus. We recommend making your plans soon.

EarthVigil @ ?
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm
EarthVigil @ ?

Please join The Rochester Zen Center in a silent meditation event in support of the People’s Climate March, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, in New York City.
We will keep a meditative vigil throughout the weekend as a way to contribute to planetary healing and to support the success of the efforts of people worldwide working to mitigate and prevent climate change.
The location of our silent meditation demonstration in New York has not yet been determined.
We are inviting all New York City area sitting groups and individuals to join us – the more participants we can gather, the more powerful the experience will be.
For more information, or to indicate you will be there, or will need accommodations provided, please contact us at earthvigil@rzc.org.
EarthVigil is an initiative of the Rochester Zen Center and Bellwether.

People’s Climate Community Divestment Meet-Up @ New York Society for Ethical Culture (Downstairs, Social Hall)
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
People's Climate Community Divestment Meet-Up @ New York Society for Ethical Culture (Downstairs, Social Hall) | New York | New York | United States

Come together with divestment campaigners from around the country the afternoon before the largest climate march in history!

Mingle with friends working on fossil fuel divestment from city and state pension funds, religious institutions, non-profits or foundations. We will celebrate the divestment movement, share stories, and get ready for the march.

Please feel free to drop between 2:30 and 5 to get informed about the rest of the week’s events, and pick up divestment t-shirts, buttons and more!

RSVP HERE: http://act.350.org/signup/divestup/

(note: Student Divestment Meet-up is happening in a separate location).

Punk For Climate Justice @ ABC-No-Rio
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Punk For Climate Justice @ ABC-No-Rio | New York | New York | United States

ABC-No-Rio Hardcore/Punk Matinees during the Global Climate March weekend in NYC. Four bands, literature tables at the longest running DIY all-ages/volunteer-run punk/hardcore venue in NYC.

A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:30 pm
A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead @ New York Society for Ethical Culture | New York | New York | United States

Doors open at 6pm. Admission $10. Tickets available on EventBrite now

In September, world leaders will meet in NYC for a UN summit on climate change. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on world governments to commit to an ambitious, legally binding agreement in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our program will focus on why we need an international treaty and why it is critical for us to mobilize support to demand that the U.S. assume a leading role in the treaty negotiations.

Opening Address: New York City Council Members, HELEN ROSENTHAL, (District 6) and DONOVAN RICHARDS, (District 31).

Featured Panelists:

LESTER BROWN, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute, and the author of over 50 books, including Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The Washington Post calls Lester Brown “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”
MARY ROBINSON, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. Ms. Robinson was recently appointed as United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change. She served as the first woman President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.
BILL McKIBBEN, Founder, 350.org
AMBASSADOR MARLENE MOSES, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
CECIL CORBIN-MARK, Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives, We Act for Environmental Justice
SEAN SWEENEY, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
DONALD BROWN, Scholar in Residence and Professor, Sustainability, Ethics, and Law, Widener University of Law.
ANNIE WILLIS, Global Kids

Tickets $10 – available now at Eventbrite.
climate-treaty-event.eventbrite.com
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For more information, see: 350nyc.org

ABOUT US


There are several different bodies that are convening to collaborate on the People’s Climate March, including local New York-area community groups, international NGO’s, grassroots networks, churches and faith organizations, and many more. You can see a list of participating organizations here.

Because this is a “movement of movements” moment, the People’s Climate March is being organized in a participatory, open-source model. This means that there isn’t a central “decision-making” body or single coalition. Rather, groups and individuals are collaborating with some basic shared agreements around respect, collaboration, trust, and many are using the Jemez Principles of Environmental Justice.

This September is going to be a success because of the work we all do together – not because of any one person or organization. Take the initiative to organize your community, your school, your workplace, and your neighbors. Find out how you can help here, or find out how your organization can support the People’s Climate March here.

Partners

950+ Organizations are partnering on the march, including businesses, unions, religious groups, environmental groups, schools, social justice groups, and more.

Click here to find out about adding your organization to the list

See All 950+ Partnering Organizations

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Without a doubt, the People’s Climate March will be the largest single event on climate that has been organized to date.

The mobilization will consist of numerous events, actions, symposia, presentations, and more organized over the course of the days leading up to the Summit, and in the days following.

The anchor event of the week will be a massive march – one so large and diverse that it cannot be ignored. Discussions are underway with the City regarding permits, routes, and locations, but it will be 2-3 miles, in Manhattan, on Sunday 9/21, starting in the early afternoon.

The best way to stay updated on the details is to sign up here.

Absolutely! For the march itself, there will be participatory lead-up events, such as speakers tours, trainings, art-builds and much more. Many groups are already discussing other complementary ideas, ranging from a People’s Forum on Climate Change, to lectures, teach-ins, and related demonstrations.

There will be a schedule of events on this site as we get closer to September because these related and complementary events are important to creating an atmosphere for social movements to amplify their voices, build new relationships, and strengthen the movement.

This will be a family-friendly event. The tone and tenor will be dignified, fun, impactful and empowering, and we are committed to making sure that it is permitted, peaceful and safe for all who come.

The march will be at a leisurely pace, and easy to jump in or out of - so even with mobility issues, you should be able to join. In fact, organizing a kids contingent would be a great idea - let us know if you might want to lead something like this. Pets are welcome, but keep in mind that marches can be loud, boisterous, and crowded. Make sure pets are OK with this sort of dynamic and energy.

Of course! You are welcome to bring your own signs, banners, bicycles, and anything else that clearly communicates your message! There will also be a big art building party in the weeks before, where you can join others in making these things, and collaborating on larger-scale pieces.

We are absolutely helping coordinate transportation - check out our transportation page for more info.

We are encouraging people to organize and use all sorts of mass-transport options - such as jointly chartering buses, renting Amtrak train cars, self-organizing carpools or caravans, taking mass transit or riding bicycles.

There will be some funds to help offset the cost of things like buses, but we aren’t able to cover individuals' travel costs.

We’re working on setting up a housing board - where people can both offer housing and spare rooms, but also ask for help in securing housing. We’ll have this up and running soon, but if you have sizable amount of space (such as a religious center, community center etc) that might be available for free or low-cost, please get in touch with us! While we have great events all weekend, we do also encourage people to come just for the day of the march.

Please! Absolutely!

The first step is to fill out this survey.

It will only take a few minutes, and will help the Mobilization Support Team and conveners understand better who you are, who you represent, and how you want to be involved. The biggest need by far is outreach — if the mobilization is to be historically huge, everybody’s going to need to pitch in, from phonebanking your members to sending mobilizing emails, from chartering buses to doing face-to-face outreach.

We also want to know what your organization is uniquely good at: Do you have access to celebrities? Can you help fundraise to cover the costs of logistics? Do you have networks of activists you can mobilize?

Is this like the annual COP (Conference of the Parties)? Is it related to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)?

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for the summit on September 23rd, where world leaders will gather to discuss, and hopefully commit to bold actions to address the climate crisis. Ban Ki Moon has smartly called for this forum as something additional and distinct from traditional UN climate negotiations, knowing that the urgency and seriousness of the climate crisis is so real that the global community must move faster than the UNFCCC has been able to accomplish thus far.

The UNFCCC has largely been led by delegates and negotiators, and this summit differs in that Ban Ki Moon is calling for actual Heads of State to come to the table directly.

Not formally. But we believe that world leaders will only act (or be able to act) on climate change when everyday people express the desire, and create the political mandate for them to do so. Therefore, we aren’t opposed to this summit happening, and it is generally a good thing for heads of state to discuss climate change.

We don’t have blind faith that the summit will solve the crisis either. We think that organizing, mobilizing, and building social movements are ultimately what changes the course of history.

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