Over 950 organizations commit to the People’s Climate March
© Colin Matthes
Over 950 organizations have committed to supporting the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, just ahead of the UN Climate Summit. The event is billing itself as “the largest climate march in history,” and from the hundreds of organizations that have pledged their support, it just may be poised to reach this goal.
Environmental organizations, social justice advocates, labor unions and faith groups are coming together to call for action on climate change. “This looks like an alliance of unusual bedfellows—labor joining hands with faith joining hands with national environmental groups,” Eddie Bautista, executive director of New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, told EcoWatch.
The list includes a number of the biggest names in environmental advocacy, including The Sierra Club, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Wildlife Federation and the Earth Day Network. Bill McKibben and 350 have been particularly vocal supporters of the march, and is planning to release a documentary just prior to the event. The documentary, called "Disruption," is about the urgent need for political action to fight climate change. The trailer also makes a pretty eloquent argument for why the march matters:
"Disruption" will be screened at a number of locations around the country, and anyone interested can also sign up to host a public or private screening at WatchDisruption.com.
The People’s Climate March is currently scheduled to start at Columbus Circle at 11:30 AM, and the route has been approved by the New York Police Department. You can find more information about the route, what to bring to the march and how to volunteer at PeoplesClimateMarch.org.