Activists Prepare To Join Climate March

Climate, anti-nuke, and social justice activists as well as people from across the Cape will travel in a bus caravan to New York City on Sunday, September 21, to participate in what is being billed as “the largest climate march in history.”

The People’s Climate March will culminate several days of activity centered around the UN summit on the climate crisis. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for the summit on Tuesday, September 23, where world leaders will gather to discuss and hopefully commit to bold actions to address the climate crisis. He has called for this forum as something additional and distinct from traditional UN climate negotiations, knowing that the urgency and seriousness of the climate crisis is so real that the global community must move faster than the UNFCCC has been able to thus far.

More than 750 organizations from across the country are partnering on the march, including businesses, unions, religious groups, environmental groups, schools, social justice groups, and more. They are being organized into over 70 different hubs of interest.

Demonstrators from the Cape can join with a separate Cape and islands hub, as well as renewable energy, climate solutions, divestment, carbon free/nuclear free, food justice, fracking, faith, and Keystone XL hubs.

Local march endorsers include the Cape Node of 350MA and 350MVI, Falmouth Climate Action Team, Occupy Falmouth, Cape Downwinders, Down Cape Downwinders, the Cape chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Cinema Politica, GreenCAPE, Pilgrim Coalition, Climate Action Citizens, POCCA Cape, and the Waquoit Congregational Church. More endorsements are coming in daily.

Buses will make the same-day round trip with stops in Harwich, Barnstable, and Sagamore. Seats are available for $40 round trip, with financial aid available to anyone who needs it. Off-Cape, buses organized by 350Massachusetts will leave from across the state on same-day and two-day trips (www.350MA.org).

To reserve a seat, contact tturco@comcast.net; or call 508 431-1744.

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