On September 21, Green Neighbors members joined in The People’s Climate March, the largest climate march in history. Over 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York, while 2,646 solidarity events took place in 162 countries. Worldwide, over a million people called on the world’s leaders meeting at the September 23 UN climate summit to take serious and immediate action to end the climate crisis. It was exhilarating to be surrounded by so many people committed to a sustainable future for the planet and all of us who live on it. And the march made the impact that all of us hoped it would, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Obama and other world leaders talked about the message from the streets again and again during the UN summit. It was truly a watershed moment, which has turned the tide on climate change.
Click here for a report-back by the organizers of the march, including videos and beautiful photos.
Click here to watch a beautiful video poem by Marshall Islands poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, which she read at the UN Summit to a standing ovation.
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