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An Invitation to Change Everything: People’s Climate March

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Riverkeeper with the Waterkeeper Alliance—a coalition of 222 water advocates worldwide— are gathering forces to converge on New York City in the historic People’s Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:30am. People from all walks of life will school together to greet world leaders for a pivotal climate summit.

Riverkeeper is teaming up with the SeaChange Project– a flotilla of hand made paper canoes heading from Troy on August 30 to The people’s Climate March in Manhattan on September 21. Join us Sunday, August 24 in Beacon with the for a People’s Climate March training. View details on our events page here.

>> Click here to add your name if you can join us! We will keep you informed of logistics and make sure you’re there to march with Waterkeepers.

Join us for this monumental call to arms as we make our way through Manhattan demanding bold action – and wear a navy blue shirt to show our solidarity with Waterkeeper advocates from around the world. Nearly 50 years ago the Waterkeeper movement was launched on the Hudson River through the courage and determination of ordinary people taking extraordinary action. Now, we need your commitment to march with us.

>>Read Bill McKibben’s Invitation in Rolling Stone Magazine.

Climate change is already disrupting life in New York. Storms come in less frequent yet more intense bursts, overwhelming our badly outdated infrastructure. In addition, snow melts earlier in the spring, changing the quality and dynamics of our rivers and drinking water systems. And of course, Superstorm Sandy reminds us that sea level rise poses risks to coastal New York and the Hudson River Valley.

The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report reached a staggering consensus on the causes and severity of the climate crisis. The time for bold action from global, state and city leaders is now! Emission cuts cannot wait. Scientists determine that the threshold for maintaining a habitable planet is a global 2 degrees Celsius temperature increase. We are quickly approaching the point of no return.

>>Check out this graphic showing how New York’s climate is projected to shift toward Georgia-like temperatures by the end of the century.

However, there is hope! There is always hope. We have the technology and the resolve to solve the challenges humanity faces from climate change. We urge your support to create the public momentum that for too long has been absent from the climate crisis! Join us Sunday, September 21 wearing your navy to demand action for the waters of the world and the communities that depend upon them.

Need Transportation?

Albany, Bus, Buy a ticket here.
Contact info: Kathleen Horvath, Email, 703-297-7576

Depew, Train, More info.
Contact info: Jennifer K., Email, 415-766-7728

Kingston, Bus, Buy a ticket here.
Contact info: Annabelle Vinois, Email, 845-443-0880

New Paltz, Bus. More info here.
Contact info: Brian Obach, Email, 845-943-9617

Rochester, Train, More info.
Contact info: Jennifer K., Email, 415-766-7728

Saugerties, Bus, Buy a ticket here.
Contact info: Annabelle Vinois, Email, 845-443-0880

Schenectady, Train, More info.
Contact info: Jennifer K., Email, 415-766-7728

Syracuse, Train, More info.
Contact info: Jennifer K., Email, 415-766-7728

Utica, Train, More info.
Contact info: Jennifer K.,Email, 415-766-7728

Woodstock, Bus, Buy a ticket here.
Contact info: Annabelle Vinois, Email, 845-443-0880

Looking for more alternatives? Check the People’s Climate March Transportation info hub.

We are not alone! New York and New Jersey groups that have endorsed the People’s Climate March

350 Jersey Shore
Advent Lutheran church
Auburn Seminary
Awakening the Dreamer New York – New Jersey
B’nai Jeshurun
Bangladesh Environment Network
Barnard Columbia Divest for Climate Justice
Black Rose NYC
Blauvelt Dominican Sisters Social Justice Committee
Bowdoin Climate Action
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Buddhist Association of the United States
Build It Green!NYC
Camp Kinderland
Center and Library for the Bible for Social Justice
Center for Environmental Health
Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Central Queens YM & YWHA
Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), Manhattan
Citizen Action of NY
Citizens Campaign for the Environment
City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Clarence Fitch Chapter, Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Clean Water Action
Climate Reality
Coalition Against Nukes
Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline
CODA (Coalition for a District Alternative)
Community Voices Heard
Concerned Families of Westchester
Concrete Safaris
Congregation Ansche Chesed
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Congregation Beth Elohim
Congregations for Peace and Justice
Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College, Purchase,NY
CUNY Center god Urban Environmental Reform
CUNY Divest
CUNY Divest
Damayan Migrant Workers Association
Democratic Socialists of America
Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, NY, Social Justice Committee
Earth Matters @ NYU
Earth Vigil
East Midwood JCC
East Midwood Jewish Center
Eco Practicum
Eco-Logic, WBAI-FM
Ecosocialist Horizons
Eden Village Camp
Empower Sheepshead Recover Coalition
Environmental Advocates of New York
Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
Fair Pay Music
Faith in New York
Faith in New York
Falconworks Artists Group
Fifth Avenue Committee
First Congregational Church of Montclair
Fort Greene Peace
Fossil Free & Green NY
Frack Action
Frack Free Catskills
Freedom Socialist Party
Gods House TV
Good Jobs New York
Granny Peace Brigade
Grassroots Environmental Education
Greater NYC for Change
Green Building Center
Green Hybrid Energy Solutions Inc.
Green Map System
Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ)
Green Schools Alliance
Green Schools Alliance
Habonim Dror North America
Healing Arts New York
Hebrew Union College
Hillcrest Jewish Center
Hofstra University Sustainability Studies
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Hudson River Presbytery
Human Impacts Institute
Impact Hub NY
International Indian Treaty Council
Ironbound Community Corporation
JCC on the Hudson
Jewish Climate Campaign
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jews For Racial & Economic Justice
Judson Memorial Church
Just Food
Kinnelon Conserves
Kolot Chayeinu
Left Labor Project
LJ Leach Movement Arts
Long Island Citizens
Long Island
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Lower Eastside Girls Club
Manhattan Central Medical Society, a local affiliate of the National Medical Association
Metro NY Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism
Minisink Matters
Mission & Social Justice Commission of The Riverside Church, NYC
Missionaray Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Moms Clean Air Force
Montclair Citizens Climate Lobby
Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE)
Multicultural Resource Center
NAFCON – National Alliance For Filipino Concerns
National Audubon Society
National Jobs for All Coalition
New Economy Project
New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club
New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
New Jersey Highlands Coalition
New Jersey Sustainable Collegiate Partners – and I also represent the Town of Secaucus
New York City Community Garden Coalition
New York Conference United Church of Christ
New York Environmental Law and Justice Project
New York Insight Meditation Center
New York Interfaith Power & Light
New York League of Conservation Voters
New York Passive House
New York Public Interest Research Group/NYPIRG
New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York Sun Works
New York Yearly Meeting (Quakers)
New Yorkers Against Fracking
Newark Community Meditation Center
No Impact Project
North American Climate,Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
North Country 350 Alliance
North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
Northwest Bronx for Change
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, NY
NY/NJ Baykeeper
NYC Friends of Clearwater
NYC Metro Raging Grannies
NYC War Resisters League
NYMetro Raging Grannies
NYU Divest
NYU Wagner Alliance for Climate and Environment
Occupy Network
Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Pace University Center for Community Action and Research
Park Slope Jewish Center
Park Slope United Methodist Church
Park Slope United Methodist Church
Passaic Pedal.EA
Pax Christi Metro New York
Peace Action
People for a Healthy Environment (PHE)
People’s World
Physicians for a National Health Program – NY Metro
Physicians for a National Health Program – NY Metro
Physicians for Social Responsibility, New York
Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development
Presbyterians for Earth Care
Professional Staff Congress-CUNY AFT Local 2334
Queens Community for Cultural Judaism
Rainforest Relief
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore
Red Button
Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Repair the World
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
Revolution Books NYC
Right to the City Alliance
Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council
Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Culture Society
Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Riverside Church Beloved Earth Community
ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River)
Rockland Sierra Club
Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS)
Rosenthal JCC
Rutgers Students for Environmental Awareness
S.A.V.E.- Students Against a Vanishing Environment
Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus
Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church (Manhattan)
Saint Peter’s University Social Justice Program
Shut Down Indian Point Now!
Sisters of Charity of New York Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation
Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood New York
Social Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School
Socialist Party USA
South Bronx Unite
South Brooklyn Youth Consortium
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment (S.A.V.E.)
Stony Brook University Environmental Club
Stop the Minisink Compressor Station
Sumzine Magazine
Sunday Assembly New York
Surprise Lake Camp
Sustainable Cherry Hill
Sustainable Warwick
Sustainable Warwick
Temple Avodat Shalom
Temple Israel Center
The Climate Mobilization
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
The Franciscan Response (North Jersey chapter)
The Interfaith Center of New York
The JCC in Manhattan
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
The Micah Institute @ New York Theological Seminary
The Mothers Project
The POOP Project
The Rabbinical Assembly
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills
The Society for the Advancement of Judaism
The Suffolk Resolves Blog
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
The Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources
The YA-YA Network (Youth Activist Youth Allies)
Time’s Up!
Unitarian Church in Summit
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Unitarian Universalist Metro NY District
United Confederation of Taino People
United for Action
United for Action
United Nations Association of the USA Southern New York State Division
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Urban Green Council
UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey
Village Independent Democrats
VOCAL New York
War Resisters League
Waterkeeper Alliance
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
West End Synagogue
Westchester Jewish Council
White Plains Zen
Women’s Environment and Development Organization
World Beyond War
Young Judaea
Zen Center of NYC Earth Initiative

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