People’s Climate March… Voices Heard?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Climate Change

by John D. Calandrelli, CT Sierra Club

On Sept. 21 over 400,000 people from all walks of life took to the streets of Manhattan! This was called the People’s Climate March because it didn’t focus on “leaders,” “gurus,” or celebrities; although I did run into Bill McKibben on 42nd street! This was about the people’s voice! Up until two days before the march, national organizers were still expecting between 100,000 and 200,000. We the people beat that by a mile….almost literally. The staging area was supposed to be 59th street to 86th street. The crowd swelled well beyond 90th!

For more on this story, visit: People’s Climate March…Voices Heard? – The Connecticut Chapter of The Sierra Club.

Environmental Headlines editor Christopher Zurcher wearing his Environmental Headlines hat and t-shirt (x-larges available, and other sizes probably too, just inquire) and partner Rachel Heerema stand on Central Park West approaching the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014.

Environmental Headlines editor Christopher Zurcher wearing his Environmental Headlines hat and t-shirt (x-larges available, and other sizes probably too, just inquire) and partner Rachel Heerema stand on Central Park West approaching the People’s Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014.

Many of us participated in the inspiring People’s Climate March on 9/21/2014 in New York City. Marchers represented a wide variety of religious, educational, environmental, energy, social justice, peace, health, labor, cultural and other organizations. Though they all had their own agendas for solving problems and making the world a better place, they agreed that climate change is very serious and needs to be addressed.

From left, former CT NOFA executive director Bill Duesing, CT NOFA Executive Director Eileen Hochberg and soil scientist, permaculturalist and CT NOFA founding Board member Cynthia Rabinowitz at the beginning of the People's Climate March.

From left, former CT NOFA executive director Bill Duesing, CT NOFA Executive Director Eileen Hochberg and soil scientist, permaculturalist and CT NOFA founding Board member Cynthia Rabinowitz at the beginning of the People’s Climate March.

CT NOFA was a partner in the March. That day, I saw many CT NOFA members, including former board members and folks from many of our partner organizations. Many more NOFA colleagues were among the 400,000 participants in this resounding call for action on climate change.

For more on this story, visit: Connecticut NOFA: Climate Change and Organic Agriculture.

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