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Forum Post: Sunday, September 21st NYC ~ The People's Climate March

Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 20, 2014, 9:02 p.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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1,000,000 Strong Against Offshore Drilling Here's the plan for the People's Climate March so you know where to go and how to get there.

Start: 11:30 AM this Sunday, September 21st Where: Central Park West between 61st and 86th Streets, NYC

Get there early so you can find your community in the march.

Democracy Now! will broadcast live from the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21. To watch the special livestream from 10:30am to 1:30pm ET click here >> http://www.democracynow.org/live/peoples_climate_march

Check out what some artists have been doing to prepare:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/nyregion/busy-days-precede-climate-change-march-in-manhattan-on-sunday.html

‪#‎climatechange‬ ‪#‎renewables‬ ‪#‎divestment‬ ‪#‎Beyondcoal‬ [M]

This march is going to be the biggest, most amazing show of strength the climate movement has ever put forward. Bring your friends, banners, chants, a smile and a water bottle.

https://www.facebook.com/peoplesclimatemarch

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[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22772) 3 years ago

"Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF"

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/29/earth-lost-50-wildlife-in-40-years-wwf

The past 40 years has been just a total f-ing mess for earth and for humans, on so many levels.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

We need a new GLOBAL wilderness act

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26490-the-wilderness-act-turns-50-celebrating-the-great-laws-of-1964

"The Wilderness Act accomplished something no other law ever attempted on such a scale. Over the decades, it has invited us repeatedly to join humankind’s longest romance, which the Pleistocene painters at Lascaux and Chauvet understood well. It seduces us with the almost heart-stopping beauty of the Creation of which we are a part, a beauty that is the same no matter how you believe it came about."

"Love (of planet/life) is the answer, you gotta let it grow" JL

[-] 5 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

We just made history!

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people came together at the People's Climate March in New York City. It was beyond massive and it was almost beyond belief. Standing in the middle of the march route along Central Park, I could see people in every direction, with signs, banners, flags, musical instruments, children in strollers -- and incredible optimism and energy. There were so many people that the march lineup was over four miles long.

Take action now to send that energy to the White House -- tell President Obama and the EPA that you want climate action and climate justice!

It took four hours for the march to make its way through New York, past Times Square, the Radio City Music Hall, and even the headquarters of Fox News.

And even before it ended, I knew that no one could deny that the conversation had changed. Never before had so many people joined together to demand a just transition to a world free of the dirty, dangerous fossil fuels that have been wrecking our planet for too long -- a demand for a clean and safe world powered by clean and safe energy.

That's why the EPA's new Clean Power Plan is such a big deal. It's a new climate safeguard that will make coal and gas power plants reduce their climate pollution. By cracking down on dangerous carbon emissions, it's signaling that the era of unlimited climate pollution is coming to an end. It's something that our country can do right now to begin realizing the vision of the People's Climate March.

Make sure President Obama and the EPA can't ignore this call for clean energy and climate justice. Speak out for a strong and just Clean Power Plan.

The People's Climate March showcased the energy and determination of the climate movement. It was a turning point in our national conversation, and there's no going back now. Keep up the momentum by taking action now!

Thank you for all you do,

Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director

P.S. Six messages are more powerful than one! After you take action, forward this message to five of your friends and family or share it on Facebook and Twitter.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Seen this Brad?

Another livestream

http://new.livestream.com/timcast/events/3418167

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 3 years ago

cool... I'll finish later ... thanks !!

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Some of the beautiful people marched

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/leonardo-dicaprio-leads-celebrities-peoples-climate-march-new-york-1466424

All beautiful people should be this supportive

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Where is the author of this abandoned post ?

Hope they are marching

[-] 3 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 3 years ago
[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Hi Brad!!!!! Great post.

Hope you don't mind me filling it upt.

Tried to keep my comments substantive.

[-] 3 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 3 years ago

hehe... thought so !! :)

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Indeed.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Divest from fossil fuels

http://gofossilfree.org/

"It's the only way to be sure"

Again

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Divest from fossil fuels

http://gofossilfree.org/

"It's the only way to be sure"

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Livestream Peoples Climate March (Democracy Now!)

http://www.democracynow.org/live/peoples_climate_march

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Marching!

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Floodwallstreet

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago
[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Dear amazing Avaazers,

Months ago, our community decided on a crazy goal - the largest mobilisation on climate change in history. Just last Sunday, we blew past our wildest expectations, with a climate march 6 times the size of anything before it!!!

Over 675,000 of us marched around the world. It was a beautiful expression of our love for all that climate change threatens, and our hope that we can save this world and build a society powered by 100% safe, clean energy. Click to see more pictures from the day:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/climate_march_reportback/?bGfGZcb&v=47061

Together, we made history, but it's just the beginning. The crucial Paris climate summit is 15 months from now -- that's where we need a global deal. By March next year, countries have pledged to make their national commitments -- so our movement will divide to focus on these national targets. But every few months until Paris we'll come together globally again and again, bigger and bigger, to beat a drum for change, for 100% clean energy, that our leaders can only follow. The movement we've been waiting for has begun.

With gratitude,

Ricken, Emma, Alice, Iain, Nataliya, Patri, Oliver, Diego, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team

PS - We worked with thousands of organisations to make this day happen and particularly love our friends at 350. But our community deserves to celebrate the step we've taken. The Avaaz team and community played a central role in almost all the marches and events held. The Guardian called it "an organising triumph" for Avaaz and the BBC said "the marches brought more people on to the streets than ever before, thanks to the organisational power of the social media site Avaaz." We fielded hundreds of organisers and thousands of volunteers, and donations from our community provided millions in funding to the effort. The challenges of our time call us to be better, and together we've done that, growing and changing into a new and more effective kind of movement, a movement that is now both online, and offline. Huge gratitude to everyone who made it happen.

Avaaz.org is a 38-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Magnificent. Everyone, take a few minutes to see the picture link.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Thousands of groups coming together in support of one issue = stop feeding the beast of man made greenhouse gasses/pollution.

So very Magnificent.

Synergy.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Everyone should see this beautiful photo collection.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/climate_march_reportback/?bGfGZcb&v=47061

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

That very 1st picture = WOW Un-F'n Believable.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Yes, Stunning .

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

The House is trying to use the upcoming election to pass an energy bill that would spell disaster for the environment. The bill would speed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, increase production of fossil fuels, and cut protections for clean water.

We can't let election politics destroy our environment. Click here to tell the Senate to reject this attack on public health and the environment.

The bill was passed on Thursday by the House. It's being called a "Frankenstein's monster of bad energy policy" because it packages together the destructive policies of 13 separate dead bills.

The other bills passed by the House didn't make it through the Senate, but now that it's election season politicians are trying to ram them through by claiming the policies would be good for the economy. The truth is that dirty infrastructure and increased drilling don't reduce costs or provide more jobs, and only serve to pad the pockets of polluters and discourage renewable energy investment.

Don't let lawmakers use the election to sell bad environmental policies to the American public.

Stop the energy Frankenbill before it's too late!

Thank you for taking action,

Jen J. The Care2 Petitions Team

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

I’ve been to many protests in my life ( Environmental Defense Fund ), but the People’s Climate March stands out.

It was long and exhausting. It was crowded. It was festive. It was peaceful. It was inspirational. EDF activists in action! View the Slideshow!

But more than anything, I felt a sense of urgency and determination in the crowd I haven’t felt before a sense that this really is a critical moment and we must wake our leaders up to ACT! Not talk. Not pontificate. Not promise. Act!

In that way, it was a very serious march. I wouldn’t even really call it a “protest.” It was more of a demand—one that we delivered with our t-shirts, signs, and buttons, which read “Climate Action NOW!”

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the march, we’ve put together a short photo slideshow to give you a sense of what it was like on the ground.

And, after the slideshow, you can request one of our “Climate Action NOW!” t-shirts—because even if you couldn’t be there in person, you can help commemorate and celebrate this pivotal moment.

I know one thing: marching the streets of New York with more than 400,000 climate activists gives me hope. Our job is to turn that hope into action. And, that’s what we are doing, thanks to you and your activism and support. Together, we won’t be denied, we won’t turn back, we’re moving forward, and we’re going to unleash our clean energy future.

Sam ParryWith determined solidarity, Sam’s signature Sam Parry Director, Membership

Environmental Defense Fund

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Well, I think that got their attention. In New York City this Sunday, over 300,000 Americans took to the street to demand immediate action on climate change. I was proud to be among them. But now it's time to take the next step. The People's March was a great start. Now we need to finish the job at the polls on Election Day.

Will you join me by committing to vote on climate change this year? Commit to Vote

The big polluters are counting on you staying home on Election Day. They're betting that the climate movement doesn't even know there's an election this year. Let's prove them wrong by committing to vote for climate action, and getting our friends, family, and loved ones to do the same.

If we can channel that incredible energy I saw this weekend into votes on November 4th, I have no doubt that we'll secure the safe and healthy future our children deserve.

Take the next step and commit to vote on climate change this November. It comes down to simple arithmetic. If you show up on November 4th, we'll win.

We are raising our voices, and -- more importantly -- we are casting our votes. We hold the future in our hands.

Thank you, Tom Steyer NextGen Climate

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Yes

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Did you see in yesterdays coverage how many on-line activist groups were there? Well groups that also engage on line - I guess would be the more proper way to state it.

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Missed that---Good to know----Thanks

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

If you have the time - and if the recording is still up on the site - you should check it out - Bernie Sanders and Kshama Sawant stopped by for a quick interview as did a rep from PSR ( physicians for social responsibility ) - it was some really good coverage with Amy Goodman.

Yep still available.

http://www.democracynow.org/live/peoples_climate_march

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 3 years ago

Magnificent

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

It really was - yep - very Magnificent.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

What "can" happen - when TPTB try to openly manipulate future generations. In an attempt to quash protest in our future.

Colorado Students Give Koch Toadies The Finger Over Curriculum Tampering

by DartagnanFollow


Way ta go Kids. Stand up for your rights.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Richard Wolff & Climate March

"Richard D. Wolff retweeted

The Green Party @TheGreenParty · Sep 19

People’s Climate March: Greens to take part in unprecedented climate mobilisation http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/09/19/people%25E2%2580%2599s-climate-march-greens-to-take-part-in-unprecedented-climate-mobilisation/ …"

"Richard D. Wolff ‏@profwolff Capitalism causes unsustainable environmental damage, gross #economicinequality, & #politicalcorruption. System change is the solution!"