September 21 will be a historic day in NYC - the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH will be the kick-off to the movement for a sane climate future. Organizers are projecting it will be the largest demonstration against climate change ever, with vibrant contingents of various sorts to call out concerns and solutions to the climate crisis at our collective door.
Why now? On September 22, the UN is holding its next big Climate Summit and the leaders representing the major stumbling block to the past climate summits will be there: including and especially the US. Join the march to let the world know that you want to see a radical reduction in greenhouse gases, that we want to see a sane climate policy that will substitute renewables for fossil fuels, that will support local food systems and sustainable farming practices that conserve fossil fuels and sink carbon in the soil, and will create good jobs based on the needs of the people and the planet, not corporate profits.
Join the Food + Agriculture Contingent – The food justice movement is organizing a Food + Agriculture contingent for the march. Farmers and farmworkers, school and community gardeners, restaurant staff and culinary students, food processing workers, food business owners, anti-hunger and pro-health advocates will all join together to raise the importance of food policy and practice in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Food + Agriculture Contingent will meet September 21 at Columbus Circle (59th St. and Bway) in Manhattan! Specific time to meet and exact location TBD.
To join the NYC Food + Agriculture contingent, email ClimateChangeBFC@gmail.com. Let the organizers know if you want to help with outreach, graphics, media, educational events and if your organization (of any kind) wants to get involved with the March. Also let the organizers know if your group would like to host a pre-march forum or event to help educate local residents re the relationships between climate change, food and agriculture.
There are many, many events and organizing efforts leading up to the March. Here are a few additional ways you can connect: