Blog : People's Climate March in NYC

By Patrick Haigis | Sep 5, 2014 | in

World leaders will be gathering at the UN for a summit on the climate crisis at the end of September. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious goal to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With many leaders in in the city the attention of the global media will be on New York. The People's Climate March is our chance to put public pressure on policy makers and show them that the public supports putting an end to climate change. Trains and buses will be bringing people from across the country to the march. The event will host over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more as well as thousands more individuals gathering to peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers. 

The People's Climate March is part of a larger People's Global Mobilization to prove that the entire world supports the fight against climate change. It is a demand for action to create a world with an economy that works for the people and the planet - now. Rallys, marches and events will be taking place across the globe to take action towards creating a world safe from the dangers of climate change.

 The event in NYC will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the area north of Colombus Circle and end at 11th Ave in the streets between 34th and 38th St. Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable shoes, music that does not need amplification, and creative banners, flags, t shirts and signs that let people know where youre from (organization, city, state, country, etc.) held only by cardboard tubing or string.

Sierra Club Maine has arranged busses to the march. Buses will leave at 5:30 a.m. at a $30 roundtrip cost. The Sierra Club Maine asks that people sign up for the buses as soon as possible, to assist them in knowing how many buses are needed. For more information on buses or to reserve your spot click here.

For more information on the People's Climate March click here or contact Hilary Clark at 207-363-8128 or at clarkhamel@aol.com