Climate March 2014 – the day in pictures

Special thanks to photographer Heather Phelps-Lipton for joining NYER at the People’s Climate March. Check out the rest of our coverage of the Climate March. All photos copyright Heather Phelps-Lipton.

 

One of the many great signs at the Climate March. This one reads: When there’s a huge solar energy spill it’s just called a nice day.
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Student groups came from all over the country – including the U of Michigan
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The actual marching got a late start, but the buzz was enthusiastic.
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The crowd was seriously creative!
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The March took a long time to get going – the massive crowd stayed festive and positive as they waited.

 

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Marchers protecting the lady from her rising bath.
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The Young Evangelicals sent a climate action contingent.
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It was a day of family action.
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Many of the signs were fantastically clever.
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Princeton represented.
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There was a street theater piece by Bread + Puppet.
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It was a longer day for some than others.
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Cyclists made a large showing.
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The emotions of the day were complex.
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The crowd was a myriad of specific interests, gathered as a unified presence.
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The final head count was 400,000+. Some blocks were a bit of a crush, but always a gentle one.
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Perhaps they are earth bandits?
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Marchers held a moment of silence at 1 p.m. to honor people affected by climate change.
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There were bands scattered throughout the march.
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Amen.
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There was a Canadian presence.
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Much clever signage were printed on t-shirts.
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Marchers were given “I’m marching for…” placards to be completed as desired.
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Two members of the “granny brigade” had lost their crew.
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“Clean water is a human right.” Indeed.
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Vegans made a strong and adamant showing.
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There march passed through Times Square; there was magic in the counterpoint.
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Barry Migler is trying to crowd source funding for his windmill which using sails instead of blades and doesn’t kill birds.
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Signage as amusement.
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“Live with consciousness.”
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“People planet peace over profit!”
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All sign handles were made of cardboard tubing.
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Signage made of dry erase board seems a curious choice, but the sentiment is sweet.
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Love our mother. Please.
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The presence of multiple religions was super cool.
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The march turned at Columbus Circle.
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There was a touchingly personal reveal in many of the signs.
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Musicians helped to keep the marchers’ energy high.
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Winsome.

 

  • KKF

    These are amazing!

  • rubysjones

    The people were so creative and inventive. Just amazing. Great photos!!!
    YAY NYER!!!