Great March for Climate - Kickoff, Rally, & March
Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Join Together for the Largest Coast-to-Coast Climate March in American History!
Why? Because “Climate Change is Personal!”
On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press briefing), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movement starting in the Port of Los Angeles, one of the most fossil-fuel polluted communities in the country, now undergoing fresh threats from tar sands shipping and refining as well as a regional uptick in hydraulic fracturing. Marchers will head toward downtown LA-USC, with hundreds continuing 3,000 miles to Washington D.C. to deliver the message that we need immediate legislative and executive action to solve the climate crisis.
We march to demand an economy that prioritizes energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewables, one that institutes rising fees on all use of dirty fuels to offset the significant costs incurred to our health, our climate, and our ecosystems. We march to demand a ban on fracking, elimination of tar sands, a rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all with an emphasis on environmental justice and equal protection for communities of color, working class, and indigenous. View petition here: http://j.mp/1e4tpwF
When: Saturday, March 1st
Rally Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington, CA (Los Angeles Harbor -- "C" Street / Bay View Avenue)
March A Little Or A Lot!!! Feel free to march only a little, meet us along the route, or join us for the closing ceremony. The full route is 17.5 miles.
Climate Action Fair (2.5 miles): Wilmington Athletic Complex, 1650 Figueroa St., Wilmington, CA. About 2.5 miles into the march a stopping point with activities and entertainment will be available for those that would prefer to walk a shorter distance.
Closing Ceremony (17.5 miles): Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007
Bring: signs, reusable water bottles, snacks, and cash for food
*Rally participants are encouraged to learn the song: “Do it Now” (http://j.mp/ClimateSong)
5:45 am - Native American Sunrise Ceremony / 7:00 am - Drums (all are welcome)
8:30 am - Press Briefing
9:00 am - Rally
10:00 am - March Starts
11:00 am to 1:30 pm - Climate Action Fair (at 2.5 miles)*
10:00 am to 6:00/6:30 pm - Great March Duration to Mercado La Paloma (see address above)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Day One Closing Ceremony (with Semillas Community School (Aztec dancers) and bands – to be announced)
*Feel free to march a short distance, meet us along the route, or the whole way. Route details to come.
Facebook Event: http://j.mp/ClimateMarchFB
Sign the Community Based Action Letter: "Hear Your Constituents - California Decision Makers & Legislative Representatives Take Real Action on Climate Change!" http://j.mp/1e4tpwF
BECOME A SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION
As a supporting organization your company name will be listed in our outreach material under the header “We Stand in Solidarity.” The outreach material includes Facebook, Twitter, SoCal350 and website event pages. SIGN THE CLIMATE ACTION LETTER - This year we have drafted a letter to be delivered to California climate decision makers and legislative representatives. To demonstrate the political will for a healthy planet, we prioritized six urgent climate-change-focused requests of local, state and global level elected decision makers. Please contact us for more information. (click contact button below)
WHAT IS THE GREAT MARCH FOR CLIMATE ACTION
The goal of the Great March for Climate Action (ClimateMarch.org) is to change the heart and mind of America and its elected leaders to act NOW to address the climate crisis. This will be the largest coast-to-coast climate march in American history. Please check out our online petition to ask California Decision Makers & Legislative Representatives to Take Real Action on Climate Change! http://j.mp/HearUsCA
When & Where
SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350
So Cal Climate Action Coalition 350 is a coalition of individuals and groups from the Southern California area that are working together to fight climate change.
OUR MISSION: Through collaboration, the SoCal Climate Action Coalition – 350 aims to mobilize, support, and strengthen the efforts of different organizations and community members who are working toward solutions to dirty fuel dependence and who are battling the effects of global-warming-caused climate disruption.