By Sarah Chase, SanDiego350
Join hundreds of fellow San Diegans to take part in a worldwide movement to demand solutions to the climate crisis from leaders in the United Nations, and our leaders here at home. Come with neighbors, friends, and family. Get ready to be a part of something HUGE.
In September, world leaders will be in New York City for a United Nations summit on the climate crisis. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. Hundreds of thousands will come together for the People’s Climate March and take to the streets of New York City to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Thousands in cities across California, and the world, will participate in events to support the New York March.
And we need to make sure that our local leaders know that we are also watching, and we too demand climate action now. On September 21, hundreds of San Diegans will come together for the People’s Climate March San Diego to support the marchers in New York, pledge to take personal action, and to call for immediate action on climate change here at home.
Climate change impacts are already in evidence and will be unthinkable if we fail to act – including weather changes, political instability, food shortages, drought, mass extinction of species, and ecological damage. A recent report by the San Diego Foundation anticipates frequent flooding in low-lying areas like Mission Beach, more frequent and intense wildfires, even further threatened water sources, and a hotter and drier climate for San Diego by 2050, all resulting in very real detriment to our quality of life, our economy, our health, and our planet
Our September 21st march will send a strong message: as individuals, we are changing our ways in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and we call on our elected officials to do their part. Only together can we combat the trend of an overheating planet. Our specific demands are: a strong Climate Action Plan for San Diego; develop sustainable water policies; build affordable mass transit and facilitate healthy communities; and support green jobs and clean energy.
Please Join us for the People’s Climate March SD on Sunday, September 21. We will gather at City Hall at 12:30 pm to call for a strong Climate Action Plan alongside Todd Gloria, President of the San Diego City Council, stop at American Plaza / Santa Fe Station to highlight transportation alternatives and end at the County Administration Building Park, where we will hear from local leaders representing different communities. The march is endorsed by a wide variety of local organizations. There will be organized bike rides and a designated Coaster to the events.
While many San Diegans already do a lot to combat climate change, the climate crisis is a huge problem that cannot be solved without changes in local and national policy. That’s why it’s crucial that as many people are there Sept. 21 as possible to make sure elected representatives understand just how critical this issue is.
Where will you be Sept. 21? RSVP today!