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People's Climate March

by Paula Kline last modified Aug 09, 2014 04:01 PM
Global effort to focus on the need for immediate action on climate change
When Sep 21, 2014 (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
Where New York City
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Join thousands of other people of faith to co-sponsor the People's Climate March in New York City September 21, 2014

Circle September 21 on your calendar for the People’s Climate Mobilisation.

Bus information:


The Eco-Justice Working Group and Philadelphia Interfaith Power and Light (of which we are a member) are partners in the People’s Climate March  on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

With heads of state coming to New York to discuss climate change that week, it’s our best chance to demand action to address the climate crisis and bend the arc of history.

We want this moment to present a clear message from people of faith and others who are standing up in our communities to organize, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

Please reserve a seat on one of the buses leaving from the Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia Area Delegation click here: 350 Philadelphia

Buses are going to pick up from spots including
Center City (Friends Center), Eastiwick (Pennrose Plaza), West Philly, Northwest Philly, Ardmore, Cherry Hill (Camden County College Rohrer Center) , Wayne (Central Baptist Church), Bucks County, Chester County and headed to Manhattan!
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia Interfaith Power and Light

The Philadelphia IPL bus will be leaving from the Germantown Jewish Center, 400 W.  Ellet Street (near Lincoln Drive) at 7:30 a.m. and returning early that evening, although times are subject to change as we get closer.   The cost is $30; when you register, you may also make a donation to provide bus scholarships.   We suggest you bring lunch, and you’re welcome to bring snacks to share.  To buy a ticket, go to, and look for “People’s Climate March” under “events” on the right hand side.  Click on to “PAIPL’s same-day bus from Phillyin body of announcement.  Once you register, we will contact you.  To learn more about the march, go to To learn more about the Philadelphia chapter of PAIPL, please contact Cheryl Pyrch at (215) 438-2825 or email below.

A weekend to bend the course of history

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.

In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. Our demand is a world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. In short, a world safe from the ravages of climate change.

This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media. We know that no single meeting or summit will “solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit.

We want this moment to be about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

To do that, we need to act – together.

No single day, just like no single summit will be all it takes. What we are up against is far too large. So as we unite for action this September we are going to try something different as well. We are going to commit ourselves to sustained action and use this to continue strengthening our strategies and work at home.

In Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the United States, a big part of what that means will be gearing up for yet another, even bigger fossil fuel divestment mobilisation in the months that follow. In much of Asia and Africa this will mean scaling up the ongoing struggle against coal and other dirty energy and shifting towards distributed, renewable, community power.

In the Philippines this will mean mobilising on the 1 year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan – and hopefully others around the world will join in. In Latin America this will mean fighting fracking as well as preparing to come together in December in the next wave of people’s action as the United Nations Framework on Climate Change meets in Lima. For all of us, this will mean continuing to build a more powerful movement and standing together in solidarity.

We’ll have more information up soon about mobilisations around the world and how you can sign up to host your own.

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