Don't accept climate inaction! Join the People's Climate March on April 29

More than 300,000 people attended the last People's Climate March in 2014 in New York City. Let's make the next one bigger. Photo via Climate Action Network, flickr, by John Minchillo. 

     

Show Trump that Americans want to save our wild places. Join the Climate March!

Our wild places need us to take action on climate change now. Help show our elected officials that we won’t stand for climate denial and inaction from our government. Join us and the People's Climate Movement in this act of solidarity on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. 

Why the climate march needs you: The Trump administration is a major threat to the health of our nation's air, land and water. Trump has been hard at work rolling back pollution reforms, gutting the EPA and undermining environmental protections meant to address climate change. At the same time, Trump's friends in Congress are working to undo land protections and give away our public lands to the fossil fuel and mining industries, creating even more pollution and environmental degradation.

If we allow it, Trump and Congress will fuel the climate change crisis.

We cannot sit back and let this happen. Climate change is already impacting our national parks and wildlands, through rising sea levels, shrinking and shifting wildlife habitat, melting glaciers, and the list goes on. Under the Obama administration, important progress at slowing climate change was underway, including our part in the critical Paris climate agreement and numerous pollution reforms. But all of that is at stake now.

We must stand together and show our strength. 

If you care about wildlands, our air and our future, now is the time to show elected officials that we won’t stand for further attacks.

 

March in Washington, D.C.  

People's Climate March
Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.
Facebook event RSVP here.

Download your march signs here. 

Climate marches throughout the United States

Can’t make it to D.C.? No worries. Dozens of cities are hosting marches on April 29. Find one here.

 


FAQs about the People's Climate March

 

Where is the march route?

Details on the exact march route and meeting locations are still being confirmed, but it will be in the vicinity of the White House, Mall, and Capital — all highly accessible areas of Washington D.C. Taking mass transit is highly advised. Parking will be very limited, as there will likely be road closures throughout the area that may impact accessibility.

Will marches take place in other cities?

Yes, in fact there are dozens of marches happening in cities throughout the nation. Explore this link to find a sister march near you.

Do I need to register?

You do not need to register to attend. However, an RSVP on our Facebook event page would be most appreciated to help us keep track of Wilderness Society supporters who are going.

Why is my presence at the march important?

Trump is a threat to the future of our planet. We must step up and speak out in numbers. This includes joining together as a movement to show our strength. The more people, the stronger the message to our elected officials. We hope you can join us in Washington or at one of sister marches happening around the country. To change everything, we need everyone. 

How does acting on climate change help protect our wild places?

Climate change is the most important long-term threat to our wild places. It does not respect boundaries. Fighting climate change through key international agreements, pollution reforms and land preservation will help slow the impacts of climate change while ensuring that our lands and waters can remain as resilient as possible to the changes ahead. As part of the climate fight, we must also ensure that large areas of land are preserved and protected from industrial development so that wildlife and plant species can adapt. Some species, like the American pika, will need to migrate upslope to escape warming temperatures. Others will need to migrate to nearby lands as their current habitat changes, so it is important to keep our wildest lands free from encroaching development.

How is The Wilderness Society involved in the march?

The Wilderness Society is a partner of the march – and many of our staff, members and supporters will be marching. Climate change will cause irreversible harm to our wildlands. Selling out our public lands to the fossil fuel industry will pollute our land, air and water. We stand in solidarity with communities across the country concerned about the future of our planet. And we’re here to help.

What is The Wilderness Society is doing about climate change?

The Wilderness Society is the nation’s largest conservation group dedicated to protecting public lands, which include national parks, forests, refuges and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The health of those shared public lands is a key to ensuring wild places and wildlife remain resilient as the climate changes. To that end, one or our core objectives is to maintain resilient ecosystems by protecting large, connected landscapes where species can roam and migrate. We also know that energy extracted from public lands is responsible for more than 1/5 of all greenhouse gases in the United States. That is the equivalent of more than 280 million cars on the road every year. To address these climate threats, The Wilderness Society’s energy work does the following:

1. We are working to reduce the climate impact of energy development – coal, oil and gas – on public lands. This includes keeping in place Obama Administration oil and gas reforms to reduce methane pollution from public lands, an effort under attack by anti-conservationists in Congress.
2. We are working to keep energy development out of places too wild to develop, like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
3. We are working to promote wildlife and wildland-friendly clean energy on public lands
4. We support wilderness designations, national monuments and other protective designations that help protect large, connected landscapes where species can roam and migrate.

More information about the Climate March here. Washington D.C. Facebook event RSVP here. Can’t make it to D.C.?  Learn about rallies across the nation.

 


Resources

SWAT newsletter: Sign up for Trump updates and ways to take action against pro-pollution agendas in D.C. 

Activist toolkit: Defending wildlands in the Trump era 

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