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NYC Sept. 21st March or join in with events all around the world.

The People's Climate March is less than six days away and I am still encountering people who are interested but have not heard about it. I've broken down some basic information to share with you. Please share with others who might care.

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.

The March will be Family Friendly with Three Major Goals:
1. Hold the biggest event to address climate that has ever been held.
2. Hold the most diverse and inclusive anti-global warming event in history, showing the breadth of communities pushing for change.
3. Build our ability to organize and act on this issue into the future.

Numbers Update on Sept. 10th (growing daily):
50: US states that will be represented at the march.
374: Buses and trains currently listed online for travel to New York City for the march.
26: City blocks the NYPD has reserved for us to assemble in before the march. That's a lot of room for us to fill.
1100+: the number of community, labor, environmental justice, faith and progressive groups who have endorsed the march. More join every day.
28: Different religious faiths and denominations represented in that list of endorsing organizations.
20: The minimum number of marching bands we're expecting, to make sure we are a movement that dances as well as marches.
300+: The number of college campuses where students are mobilizing to come to New York.
1500: Actions planned worldwide for the weekend of Sept. 20th and 21st, in 130 countries.
40,000: The number of people at the biggest US climate march to date. (Last year's Forward on Climate march in DC).

The March Route
The march will begin 11:30 AM at Columbus Circle and end on 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th and 38th around 5:30 PM with a Block Party and the Climate Ribbon Tree where we can share information.
Assembly Location: Central Park West, between 65th and 86th streets.
Enter on 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st, or 86th street.
March Route:
March down Central Park West and go east on 59th Street
Turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
Turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
Turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street
End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street

We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
We will not destroy or damage property.
We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.

Bring things that help communicate the message:
Make your own signs and banners and t-shirts and flags – be creative
Carry signs or banners that let people know where you are from – what organization, what city or state, what country
Remember: only cardboard tubing or string can be used to carry signs, banners, flags, etc.
Music that does not need amplification is encouraged
Items to bring that will make your day more comfortable:
Bring some light food and drinks…it will be a long day – Wear comfortable shoes
Check the weather predictions a day or two before you come and dress appropriately
If it’s going to be a sunny day, bring sun-screen

Do not bring any amplified sound systems.
Do not bring signs, banners or flags that are carried on wooden sticks or metal rods, only cardboard tubing or string is allowed.
Do not weigh yourself down with unnecessary clothing or other items that you will have to carry all day long…travel lightly.

More than 1100 Groups Include:

WATCH THE MOVIE has released the movie "Disruption" to be watched for free online.
Watch the movie to better understand what Climate Change is all about.

Disruption is a short film about how we can change the world -- before the fossil fuel industry irreversibly changes the climate. It looks at how social movements of the past mobilized at decisive moments to shift the course of history, and applies those lessons to the decisive fight of this generation.

It features author and filmmaker Naomi Klein, CNN host and movement leader Van Jones, MSNBC's Chris Hayes, plus many more, including some of the key scientific voices sounding the alarm.

Here’s the most exciting part of this story: it’s not finished yet. The next act will be written in the streets on September 21st, when the People's Climate March takes over New York (and cities around the globe).

This is the history we'll tell the next generation -- about the end of fossil fuels, about how the world was in crisis, about how we started to turn it around together.


Hope to see you there!

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