Sep 19 2014
It’s Not Just the March- so many great climate events happening this weekend
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Central Park, New York City.
Photo credit: Chris Ford  via Creative Commons
September 19, 2014
It’s Not Just the March- so many great climate events happening this weekend
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Activists and everyday people from around the country, and around the globe, are convening on New York City this weekend for the People’s Climate March.

The march starts at 11:30 on Sunday. Over 1,400 organizations have signed on; and over 100,000 marchers are expected to turn out!

According to organizers, participants will be assembling on Central Park West, between 65th and 86th streets. You can enter on 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st, or 86th street. For a map of the route, click here.

There are scores of events leading up to Sunday. It’s a great chance to meet fellow New Yorkers, and people from across the country and the world, who care about climate change.

If you can’t make it on Sunday, Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now will be broadcasting live from the march from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Listen here.

For the full schedule of events leading up to and after the march, click here. Here’s just a small sampling:

Friday

Pop-Up Workshops in the Union Square Green Market from 10am to 4pm. Throughout the day, New School faculty and staff will conduct brief instructional workshops focusing on topics including food systems, and the green economy.

Educational Forum: Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children’s Health @ John Jay College for Criminal Justice at 5pm. 524 West 59th Street in Manhattan.

From the Heart of Amazon: Ecuadorian Voices and Solutions @ Impact Hub NYC in Lower Manhattan from 6 to 7:30pm. An evening with Ecuadorian youth and indigenous leaders, as they share their hopes for the Ecuadorian Amazon and the planet.

A Queer Response to Climate Change @ NYC Metropolitan Community Church at 7pm. 446 W. 36th Street in Manhattan. How are LGBTQ folks specially positioned to creatively consider Global Warming and develop strategies for addressing it?

Saturday

South Bronx Environmental Justice Waterfront Tour & Cantastoria of the South Bronx. Meet at Brook Park at 12pm. This dynamic tour will bring participants to the frontlines of climate change and environmental justice, less than five miles from UN headquarters.

Lower East Side Sustainable Community & Garden Walking Tour at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. 155 Avenue C from 12 to 2pm. Learn about recycling, composting, and bicycle activism and how the city adapted to the sustainable concepts that started in the Lower East Side.

New York State’s Response to Climate Change. A Panel Discussion About the Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative. Fordham University School of Law from 2 to 4pm. New York State’s energy industries and policies are undergoing a transformation. Concerns about climate change, system security, and the resiliency of an aging energy infrastructure are catalyzing innovations in energy production, transmission, and end-use, particularly with regards to electricity.

The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out. The Unitarian Church of All Souls from 8 to 10pm. 1157 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Join SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS of Vermont, BILL McKIBBEN, NAOMI KLEIN, CHRIS HEDGES, and KSHAMA SAWANT for a panel discussion on strategies and tactics for building the climate movement. Moderated by BRIAN LEHRER of WNYC.

Central Park, New York City.
Photo credit: Chris Ford  via Creative Commons