What’s the People’s Climate March? How do I get there?
Listen to my Green Divas Radio Show interview to find out more. Then read on for more and links…
The World Health Organization convened it’s first ever conference on Climate Change and Health in Geneva, Switzerland August 27-29th, 2014.
Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), had some important facts to share.
She warned that as the world becomes hotter and more populated, and as the demand for food, water and energy grows, health impacts WILL exponentially spread, potentially overpowering the response capacity of health and disaster reconstruction sectors.
Ms. Figueres also reminded delegates that…
“Climate change is not the disease. Climate change is actually the symptom. The disease is something we rarely admit. The disease is humanity’s unhealthy dependence on fossil fuels, deforestation and land use that depletes natural resources.”
As my kids say…”nuff said! We need to act on climate change now, and we must demand that our elected leaders take real action too, or we won’t support or vote for them.. So, one way to do this is to have your voice heard, loudly, with thousands of other folks at the Peoples Climate March in New York City on September 21st.
Here are our top four Peoples Climate March facts:
1. If you need a way to get there or place to stay, don’t worry. Find out about getting to and staying in New York City.
2. It’s not just in New York. Check out some of the amazing Solidarity Events happening September 20-21, all around the world. Chicago’s Climate March will be September 6th (Green Diva Lynn—and possibly Green Diva Meg—will be there!).
3. You can win money for your kids’ school! Engage lots of people through your/your kids’ school and win a $5 thousand dollar sustainability grant for your/your kids school!
4. Build excitement for the People’s Climate March and recruiting family, friends, and neighbors’ involvement might be easier than you think! Host a house party to show the brand new movie, Disruption. Here’s the trailer:
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