Local activists to join People's Climate March in NYC Sept. 21

March will coincide with UN summit on climate change

Thousands of activists are expected to take part in the People's Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, and the Ecology Center is working with the local Sierra Club and other organizations to make sure Michigan is represented.


"We know that there are many people in our community who are interested in taking action at the local, state, federal and global levels to address climate change," according to Monica Patel, policy specialist at the Ecology Center and coordinator of Ann Arbor 350. "Right now, we're working to charter buses to take some of our local supporters to the mach so that we can help make it huge."

More information about the buses -- e.g., cost, departure and arrival details, etc. -- is available here:https://org.salsalabs.com/o/1421/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=82353.

"If you're unable to ride, but would like to donate so someone else can ride, the option to do so is available on the form also," Patel said. Ann Arbor 350 is a project of the Ecology Center working for climate action and community resilience in Washtenaw County.

The New York march is being planned to coincide with a United Nations summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

"With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history," according to a statement on the People's Climate March web site. "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 water, and healthy communities."

At the national level, the march is being planned by a coalition of more than 500 local, national and international organizaations, including labor union, religious groups and environmental organizations.

"Together we can make this march into an example of the ambition we want our leaders to bring to confronting the climate crisis. That means aiming high for September 21, but also taking that energy back home and into the many fights already underway," the organizers posted on their site.

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