Georgia to DC: FORWARD ON CLIMATE RALLY
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EST)
Get On The Bus
Are You Ready for the Largest Climate Rally in History!
All 56 bus seats from Georgia have been filled!
Please see below for important information about our travels, your response is needed
Georgia to #ForwardOnClimate!
Saturday February 16th
Departing Atlanta Saturday February 16th, 7:30am (please arrive at 7:00am)
Click the link above for a map to departure location. Ample parking is available, accessible to the Garnett and Georgia State MARTA stations.
Arrival in Washington D.C. 5:30 pm (approximately)
The bus will leave everyone at Union Station in DC, which is the main bus, metro and train terminal in the city. There are several dining options at Union Station. You can then take the metro or a cab to your hotel room, hostel, or home-stay. We will provide a home-stay option for all bus-riders. Our hosts have asked that we be at our home-stay locations by 9pm. You have the option of booking your own lodging (see below for other options in the area).
Sunday, February 17th
Forward Climate Rally
11am EST (meet up for all Georgia Participants!)
Noon-4pm EST (Official Rally Time)
4:30pm EST (Bus Pick-Up)
Georgians will meet in front of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, 601 Independence Avenue NW at 11am-11:30amEST (look for the Neon Green Hats and Georgia Beyond Coal Buttons!). We will walk to the Rally at the Washington Monument together at 11:30-11:45am est. You will be able to drop off your luggage with the bus between 10:30am and 11:00am EST close to the intersection of 15th St SW and Constitution Ave NW very near the Georgia Meet-Up site (TBA).
Departing Washington D.C. at 4:30pm est from 15th St NW between Constitution Ave NW and Independence Ave SW (directly in front of the Washington Monument)
Arrival in Atlanta, Ga at approximately 2:30am est. Please indicate if you need housing or can host a bus-rider in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday morning.
Stay in the loop with up to the minute details from the Georgia #ForwardonClimate Team by texting “gasierra” to 88202. We will send a very limited number of text messages during the rally weekend with critical information about the Rally, the March, and the Georgia gathering at 11am on Sunday. You can opt-out of text messages at any-time.
You will be responsible for your own transportation when in DC. Please plan to spend $10-15 on public transportation. Home-Stay hosts may provide some transportation on a per-case basis. This website is also very useful for getting around DC using the metro and/or bus system. You are able to plug in your current location and your destination location and it will tell you what train/bus to take and when the departure times of those trains/buses are:
We have coordinated Home-Stays Options for all bus-riders. YOU MUST LET ME KNOW THAT YOU NEED HOUSING. You will be responsible for coordinating with and getting to your home-stay (all Metro accessible) by 9pm EST on Saturday. You are welcome to book lodging on your own.
Home-stays range from 15-2 individuals per host and we will be appointed this week. You will be given an address, name, and phone number and will be responsible for coordinating with your host. Some hosts may provide breakfast w/ compensation.
There are several hostels available in the DC Area:
And Many Hotels near the rally site:
333 E St SW, Washington, DC, 20024
$160, two double beds and a sofa bed. $110, one double bed and a sofa bed.
436 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Two double beds, $150 a night.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
1733 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC
Food: Please plan to provide your own food! Our bus will make a lunch stop on Saturday and a late evening dinner stop on Sunday. It is likely that fast-food options will be all that is available during travel times, plan accordingly. Some home-stay hosts may provide breakfast with compensation, you will be responsible for coordinating.
DC weather is unpredictable. It will probably be between 45-30 degrees and might rain/snow.
Wear sneakers and layers for the rally day. If you have a “Beyond Coal” T-shirt we encourage you to wear it. If you would like one, we can provide a limited number during the “Georgia Meet-up”. We also will be providing neon Green beanie caps and Georgia Beyond Coal Buttons to All Georgia Participants to help identify our group!
Items for Bus Participants to Bring:
- Appropriate Clothing
- o Warm/Rain Jacket
- o Gloves
- o Comfortable Walking Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Back-Pack for March
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad (optional)
- Snacks/Food for Bus Travel
- Sunday Lunch
- Money for personal food
- $10-15 for Mass Transportation
- Neon Green Hats (Optional, we will provide)
- Cell Phone
When & Where
Georgia Sierra Club
Georgia Sierra Club members and supporters are more than 10,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Our chapter is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the state of Georgia.
Sierra Club Mission
- To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
- To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
- To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
Georgia Chapter Mission
To be the leading organization that empowers Georgians to preserve, protect and enjoy our environment.