People’s Climate March

 

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NYC Foodscape participated in last weekend’s, People’s Climate March, on Sunday, September 21, 2014, capping off a whole weekend of climate change education and action related events. As we reported on Friday, September 19, NYC Foodscape planned and ran several climate related workshops and other events the same weekend. (For more, see “Growing in NYC: TWO Urban Ag Workshops Not to Miss TOMORROW 9/20 During Climate Convergence/LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival”). The weekend included 2646 events planned in 162 countries, but the march in New York City was by far the largest climate march in history. Here are a few of the numbers for that march, according to the organizers:

400,000
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT THE NYC MARCH
1574
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
50,000
COLLEGE STUDENTS
630,000
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

The start of the march was Columbus Circle, but the crowd backed for many blocks up Central Park West. It took hours for the people at the end of the march to reach the start. Youth from frontline communities and indigenous peoples started the march off. There were floats and art and people of all ages, races, including a number of celebrities, including Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Here are a number of photos from the march. You can learn more about the march, the 

 

 

 

 

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