Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NYC Schools, Kids, Parents and Teachers will march in historic demonstration for climate action Sept. 21

CONTACT: Kate Finneran,,
DATE:  9/15/14                                                            
NYC Schools, Kids, Parents and Teachers to March
Local Schools to join the People’s Climate March this Sunday September 21st

New York – Upwards of 100,000 people are expected to join the People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21 in what will be the largest demonstration for climate action in history. The People’s Climate March has been endorsed by over 1,200 organizations, including the nation’s largest environmental groups, 80 labor unions, faith-based groups, and social justice groups including environmental and climate justice groups in New York City.

We are expecting over 10,000 kids, parents, teachers, and high school students to march on
Sunday, September 21st

WHO:   10,000 NYC kids, parents, teachers, K-12 youth, college students
Upwards of 100,000 total marchers in Manhattan. 

WHERE:   Kids and Parents Meetup pre-march
66th and Central Park West, north to 68th

WHAT:   People’s Climate March

WHEN:   September 21st, assembling between 9-10 am

On September 23, President Obama and world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic UN summit on climate change. On Sunday, 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 healthy communities for everyone.

As parents, grand-parents, teachers, and friends,  we have a historical responsibility to demand that our world leaders respond to the threat of climate change with real solutions. The Kids, Parents, and Teachers contingent of the march will feature activist and musician, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary, his daughter Bethany Yarrow, Cellist Rufus Cappadocia, and more.

This is a peaceful, permitted, family-friendly march.

More details available at:
Details about NYC Schools involvement at:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This should be our first step in the Climate March!

"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

"A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

If Al Gore can do it, you can too! I did it 26 years ago and consider it one of the best decisions of my life.
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