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Join up to 250,000 others in the BIGGEST climate march in history in New York City Sunday September 21st!

New: Post March Summary | NJ Climate Chats: Oct 21-23
Contents: Overview | Route | Transportation | March Day Information | Links | Articles-News | Organizer Resources | Contact

Overview:
  Starting September 23rd, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis, leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference, Paris, 2015.
UN Climate Summit 2014 (un.org/climatechange/summit/)

  Thousands upon thousands of concerned citizens are going to march together in the heart of Manhattan demanding action on climate change.
  The People's Climate March (PCM) is anticipated to become the largest climate rally in history.
  PCM is sponsored by over 850 Groups including Unions, Faith Groups, Businesses, Schools, Social Justice Groups and Environmental groups. It is also expected to be the largest ever gathering of Sierra Club members and supporters in its nearly 125 year history.

There will be a big party with Food and Music etc. at the end.
There will not be a rally with speakers like there was in Washington DC in February 2013.


Climate Chats: Oct 21-23
After the historic People's Climate March let's keep the momentum and climate conversation going here in New Jersey! We are closing in on 1 month since we all marched the streets of New York City. Let's get together at a local coffee shop to celebrate, chat, and discuss climate change actions here in New Jersey. The People's Climate March brought 400,000 people together to push for action to be taken on climate. Let's now take that energy from the streets of New York and bring it to communities around New Jersey.

Join us at a community event near you! Come out to share your March experience and learn how to get involved here in the Garden State!

Montclair Climate Chat!
When: Tuesday October 21st from 6PM to 7PM
Where: Terra at the Isabel Rose Cafe
  50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

New Brunswick Climate Chat!
When: Wednesday October 22nd from 6PM to 7PM
Where: Hidden Grounds Coffee Shop
  106 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick NJ

Princeton Climate Chat!
When: Thursday October 23rd from 6PM to 7PM
Where: Infini-T
  4 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08544

Bridgewater Climate Chat!
When: Thursday October 23rd 7:30 PM
Where: Green Knoll Grille
  645 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ

Please RSVP by emailing Nicole at nicole.dallara@sierraclub.org make sure to include what event you will be attending. Spread the word - invite friends, family, community members ALL are welcome!

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Post March Summary:
See NJ Climate Chats: Oct 21-23 above

More than 400,000 participated in New York. (Initial estimate from organizers was 310,000, Huffington Post and Time reported 400,000 and The police estimate was five to six hundred thousand.)
It started at 11:30 at Columbus Circle, but the people at the end did not get going until 3 hours later. The finish area got so crowded they texted people who had signed up for their text status, to disperse before they got to 11th Avenue.

I went into a pub at 9th and 42nd to have a beer and watch some football, then went down to 11th at about 6 and there was just one group left with music and dancing.

Marchers included Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Vice President Al Gore, and performing artists Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Sting.

In addition there were 2,808 solidarity events in 165 countries.

Ken Johanson and Rich Isaac
Raritan Valley Group Conservation Chair Nancy Gladfelter and friends.


Renard Cohen - Director/Producer of Groundswell


Picture from Jeff Tittel


Kids on the subway


Virginia Sierra Club

Some of the chants:
"We are unstoppable, Another world is possible"
"FOX news you can't deny this"
"It's not too late; Join us and be great"

See:
The Huffington Post
TIME
BillMoyers.com (more pictures)
Among the Marchers by Bill McKibben
Videos:
USA Today (Ban Ki-moon)
Democracy Now 8 min report
Democracy Now 3 hour live broadcast
  (Bill McKibben interview)

Climate Action New Jersey | Facebook
Care About Climate | Facebook


Ben and Jerry's Group


Central Park at 59th St.

Some other signs: "There Is No Planet B," "Forests Not for Sale" and "Jobs, Justice, Clean Energy."

Route:
Start time 11:30
Assembly Location: The area on Central Park West north of Columbus Circle

Group assignments below.
March Route:  
- East on 59th St.
- South on 6th Ave. 
- West on 42nd St.
- South on 11th Ave.
- Food and Music at 11th Ave.
  between 34th and 38th St.
  2.4 miles
  There will be port a potties
  all around.
Group Assembly Areas
Groups will line up by themes.
See peoplesclimate.org/lineup/ and FAQ
The Sierra Club will somewhere between
75th and 77th on Central Park West. 

Logistics

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) maps:
 MTA Subway Map - From Penn Station take
  the 1, 2, 3 or C train to 72nd St.
  It is a 45-50 minute walk (2.4 mi) 
  from Penn Sta to the
  American Museum of Natural History
  near where most of the environmental and
  community groups will meet. $2.50 
 MTA Bus Map
Subway stops at PeoplesClimate.org/lineup/
 and Public Transportation below for more
people's climate march route, map, assembly area, staging area, penn station, port authority bus terminal, columbus circle, Central Park West, 42nd st, 38th st, 34th st., subway stops

Entry to Central Park West (8th Ave) will be limited to 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st and 86th Streets only.
Note: At Penn Station you get the C subway at Eighth avenue and the 1, 2 and 3 trains from Seventh Ave. (You can take the tunnel from Penn Sta to the 7th and 8th Ave stops)

Day of March Information:
- Text "march" to 97779 for up to date happenings
- Main Hashtag #PeoplesClimate
- Moment of Silence 12:58 - 1:00 for frontline communities and indigenous groups who are the first victims of climate change. Text ALARM to 97779 to get a reminder. When you see people start linking hands above their heads, that's the start of the silence.
- At 1 PM end the moment of silence with a big noise to sound the climate alarm that has gone ignored for too long.

- At the end there will be two stages with music, food trucks and convergence areas for each theme where people can gather and network:

 Themes: (People will be marching in order by themes)
 1. Front Lines of the Crisis/Forefront of Change
    Indigenous, Environmental Justice, 
 2. We Build the Future
    Labor, families, students, Elders
 3. We Have the Solutions
    Renewable Energy, Environmental Organizations, Food & Water Justice
 4. We Know Who is Responsible
    Anti-Corporate Campaigns, Peace & Justice
 5. The Debate is Over
    Scientists, Interfaith & More
 6. To Change Everything, It Takes Everyone
    Community Groups, Cities, States, Countries
Links:
Sign up at PeoplesClimate.org/newjersey/march-info/:
  video

Or sign up at action.sierraclub.org
or Sierra Club Campaigns
  Michael Brune video
  More Videos 10 Ways To Have Fun With Kids At People's Climate March

Facebook :
  www.facebook.com/peoplesclimatemarch
  Events (facebook.com/events/301805359975258/)
  NJSierraClub
Twitter : (twitter.com/Peoples_Climate): @Peoples_Climate #peoplesclimate

Sponsored by:
- 350.org
- Avaaz (A worldwide activist network)
- Sierra Club:
  See Grassroots Network, Press Release, Video
- Energy Action Coalition
- 850 Others.

Events:
See peoplesclimate.org/events/

Transportation:

There are charter buses and groups meeting for discounted train tickets all over New Jersey.
GO to http://peoplesclimate.org/transportation/ - Click on New Jersey

See Skylands Group Greg Gorman's account of how they publicized the event and arranged for the Newton Bus.

Public Transportation:
New Jersey Transit
Metro-North
Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
MTA Subway Map
MTA Bus Map

Northeast Corridor train meet-ups:
9:00 for 9:18 train Trenton - Arrive 10:46
9:00 for 9:12 train Princeton - Arrive 10:37
9:15 for 9:29 train New Brunswick - Arrive 10:37
9:30 for 9:44 Train in Metropark - Contact  - Arrive 10:37
           (unofficial meetup - no discounted tickets)
Transportation at peoplesclimate.org
Any bus within 250 - 500 miles of NYC will have up to 40% (or up to $1700) of their rental costs paid for by the Sierra Club.

Subway stops at People's Climate March - Lineup

  Pre-Registration for a bus to the People's Climate March in NYC (Sept 21st)
  Bus/Train Captain Sign-Up for the People's Climate March (Sept 21)
  Bus Captain Toolkit

Caravan Captains:
Subsidies up to 40% are available for group tickets on regional public transit.

Bus Captain Calls
Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30EDT
Contact: Christine Sadovy (formerly Guhl) christine.guhl@sierraclub.org - C: 609-510-4684

The Sierra Club is sponsoring trains from other locations:
DC-NYC | SF-NYC

With President Obama's recent release of a clean power plan that for the first time sets climate pollution limits for existing power plants and in 2015, this march puts us in a perfect place to let the president know on a grand scale that we expect to move towards a just society powered by clean energy. The theme for the UN Summit is 'Catalyze Action,' and that's exactly what we mean to do both in the US and around the world --momentum is on our side.

Articles - News:
Brune video
New Jerseyans Organize for People's Climate March - The Planet | Sierra Club Blog
At this year's big climate rally, most of the people won't be pale, male, and stale | Grist
The climate change revolution begins with you | MSNBC

Phone Banks Phone Banking Group Events:

Resources for organizers/leaders:
clubhouse.sierraclub.org/conservation/campaigns-and-programs/climate-march/
www.sierraclub.org/peoples-climate-march/media-kit
Poster 11x17
Flyer and poster graphics and other Resources (peoplesclimate.org/resources/)
Sample emails, phone dialog, tweets - RecruitmentStormPartnerToolkit.doc
Media Toolkit
People's Climate March Neighborhood Captain Sign up

RGGI Petition

Contact: Nicole Dallara - Nicole.Dallara@SIERRACLUB.ORG - 609-656-7612

Last updated Oct 12, 2014