You may be one of the dedicated few with time and money who makes it to NYC for The Largest Climate March in History this Sunday, Sept. 21st. RSVP to https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2351&search=ad&s_src=s_google09102014_paid&utm_source=s_google09102014_paid&s_subsrc=climate_march_rsvp&utm_campaign=climate_march_rsvp&utm_medium=ad&gclid=CjwKEAjwqO-gBRCEyp2Fufm0lBASJAAZrX-5rIANr1m54lVXzxQcPJqNfuTXB49It5k00IQj1a2VoBoCIzfw_wcB
350.org founder and long-time environmental activist, Bill McKibben is predicting the largest climate rally in possibly, history – and its about time – or way overdue. Still ways for mankind to make it, but it gets weirder and worse the longer we wait to take care of the mess we’ve made with way too much CO2 (350 part per million = sustainable; we’re over 400ppm! OUCH!)
Check out what’s up with Oakland’s highly-active 350 Bay Area (group) here:
http://www.350bayarea.org Women friends took me to a build-up rally with these friendly 350 Bay Area folks “More Action; Less Hot Air!” recently and it was a memorable day. Brass band from Brooklyn with its own solar array for power; every person passing by stopping briefly to DANCE along the Lake! High energy! Great potluck, too!
But seriously, we know climate change is causing immense, expensive changes to our planet – those floods and droughts forseen are happening on every continent – and we’ve got to stand up for a sustainable way of navigating the rising tides.
Let’s stand for something:
When: Sunday, September 21
Where: Columbus Circle, New York City, New York
Time: 11:30 am (or 2-5pm, Lake Merritt, Oakland)
This from YahooNews: New York (AFP) – Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio are due to take part in the “People’s Climate March.”
The event has been endorsed by more than 1,400 organizations, including environment, faith and justice groups, as well as labor unions. Students have mobilized marchers at more than 300 college campuses.
The protest will wind its way through Midtown Manhattan on a two-mile (3.2-kilometer) route starting at 11:30 am (1530 GMT).
After a moment of silence at 1 pm, participants will be encouraged to use instruments, alarms and whistles to make as much noise as possible, helped by marching bands and the tolling of church bells.
Artists have been making props ahead of the protest, working on floats in the hipster artist neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn.
Around the world, more than 2,700 climate events in 158 countries are planned to coincide with the New York march, including rallies in New Delhi, Jakarta, London, Melbourne and Rio de Janeiro.
The rallies will take place ahead of a climate change summit hosted by Ban Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ban is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
More than 120 heads of state and almost 40 ministers are due to attend the summit that Ban hopes will energize negotiations on reaching a deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The meeting will set the stage for a crucial conference in Paris in December 2015 aimed at finalizing an agreement.
“We are breaking ground here on many different levels,” UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters.
“First, we’re going to see unprecedented public mobilization for climate action.”
This from 350.org:
World leaders will be gathered in NYC for a landmark U.N. climate meeting — just the right moment for big public pressure.
We’ll peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world.
Over 1,500 (!) businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more, all working together.
Centered on Justice
Committed to principles of environmental justice and equality — representing the communities that are being hit the hardest by climate change.
This is an invitation to change everything.
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General 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. 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.
To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.
SIGN UP NOW – or you could just drive or bus it to Oakland.