Peoples Climate March in Los Angeles — September 20, 2014

People’s Climate March:
The World is Mobilizing for Climate Action

Los Angeles will demonstrate on September 20th in solidarity with the NYC March on September 21st.  Read all about it below.  Let your voice be heard with your marching feet!

On September 21st people from around the nation will come together in an unprecedented citizen mobilization for the People’s Climate March in New York City. As world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit, tens of thousands of marchers will demand the world we know is within our reach: a global economy that works for people and the planet; a planet safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Solidarity demonstrations will take place around the world as we collectively call on our leaders to ACT on climate change.

As global CO2 levels (driven by fossil fuel use) hit 400 ppm for the first time in millions of years, signs of Earth’s disrupted biosphere abound, from rising temperatures and extreme weather to resource shortages and massive die-offs. All trajectories point to a dead planet if we do not bring radical change now.

Climate Action: What’s Happening in Los Angeles?

clean energy, Great March for Climate Action, SoCal 350

A growing coalition of Southern California organizations and individuals are working together to ensure that our local leaders know that Los Angelinos are also watching, and we too demand climate action now. We are working to bring hundreds of Southern Californians together for the People’s Climate March Los Angeles — Building Blocks Against Climate Change to support the marchers in New York and to call for immediate action on climate change here at home.

The People’s Climate March Los Angeles – Building Blocks Against Climate Change will be on Saturday, September 20, 2014. A SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 Member, Converging Storms Action Network, has planned for a broad assortment of organizations and groups, friends and families, coworkers and communities to gather along LA’s iconic Wilshire Boulevard in a chain of interlinking block protests. Diverse groups and individuals will each create their part of a network of protests — like overlapping neighborhood vigils or sidewalk picket lines — extending block after adjacent block between Wilton Place and Alvarado Street at MacArthur Park.

BUILDING BLOCKS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE!

WHAT:    A Southern California Climate Change Demonstration!

WHEN:    Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1 – 5 pm

WHERE:  Wilshire Blvd, between Wilton Place and Alvarado Street

FLYER:  People’s Climate LA – Building Blocks Against Climate Change

FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1zrOWuj

HOW:      Pick a corner! Pick a block! View the webpage map at http://againstclimatechange.org/  Choose a corner, intersection, or block along Wilshire, fill out the brief form, and hit Submit! Inform your members, make plans, signs, and materials, and outreach to everyone you know! Then meet up on Sept 20 at your chosen location! Multiple groups can choose the same site! You even can create a zone (e.g. an anti-fracking zone) or a joint activity (e.g. a bike caravan)! You also can just come down Sept 20 without signing up, joining everyone there! Or Endorse your support at the website if you can’t commit to coming to a given location! Sign up today!

WHY:       In solidarity with the People’s Climate March in New York City, demanding that world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit implement policies to Stop Climate Change Now!

WHO:      Launched by the Converging Storms Action Network. Sponsored by all participating groups and individuals. Information, contact: insyte22@gmail.com.

The Southern California Climate Action Coalition 350 will advance our Call to Action California: How to Solve the Climate Crisis for solutions that work for people and the planet – a rapid transition to a just and sustainable carbon-free economy based on an ambitious program of energy efficiency and conservation, coupled with an expansion of clean, renewable energy.

We will press our elected leaders to do the following:

  • Protect and strengthen California’s Global Warming Solutions Act [AB 32] and implement strong Climate Action Plans for SoCal cities;
  • Institute a program where polluters must pay rising fees for their carbon output, the dividends of which could be used to subsidize energy costs or alternative energy;
  • Impose an immediate moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, acidization, and gravel packing, as well as the transportation, storage and refining of heavy tar sands crude;
  • Reject multinational trade agreements that weaken environmental and public interest protections.

To change everything, we need everyone on board. Will you help?

STORY: Call to Action California: How to Solve the Climate Crisis

People's Climate March

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Writer, urban theorist, and environmental advocate, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature’s all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion – Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Planners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com.

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