Countdown to the People's Climate March!

September 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 1
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The People's Climate March ( - the largest climate action march in history is coming in just 2 days! When we talk about climate change we're not just talking about the environment. Superstorm Sandy showed us that it's not some faraway abstraction - it's about our homes and our everyday lives. It's about community. It's about jobs. It's about justice.

Join us at the People's Climate March 11:30 am, Sunday, September 21st!




People's Climate March Rally in Times Square on July 30th


Climate change impacts everyone, everywhere - but its effects are not evenly feltCommunities of color, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities are at the frontlines of climate impacts. The NYC Environmental Justice Alliance is committed to working in solidarity with frontline communities and building a movement for climate justice. We are marching for a just and sustainable future.


Watch & share Disruption, a film about the March featuring NYC-EJA's Eddie Bautista and Jet Toomer.

"DISRUPTION" - a film by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott
Over 1,400 organizations have endorsed the March. The NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, as co-facilitator of the NY-NJ Host Committee, has been working with an unprecedented coalition of labor unions, environmental justice organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and environmentalists.  With only 72 hours to go, we are ready for the final push!



The March begins on Sunday, September 21st @ 11:30am
People's Climate March Route Line-up
Real change, not just talk. The March is just one day, the real work lies ahead. We are committed to building on the energy & promise of the March to effect tangible change in our communities. 

The signs of progress are already here: just one week ago, the New York City Council voted unanimously in support of a resolution (introduced by Council Member Donovan Richards) to endorse the People's Climate March. 

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the NYC Council announced a comprehensive platform to combat climate change. We applaud the City Council for their leadership addressing climate change, their commitment to reducing the city's carbon footprint, and their unwavering support to increase the resiliency of vulnerable communities.

This is the fight of our lifetimes. We can't wait to see you at the March on Sunday, September 21st!

People's Climate March in the News


NY1 Inside City Hall: Panel Previews People's Climate March 


Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray from TWU Local 100, and Bill McKibben: Why we march


amNewYork: Thousands expected to turn out for People's Climate March Sunday


Eddie Bautista's Article in the Earth Island Journal: Lacing Up for Historic Climate Justice March


Common Dreams: Climate Justice Movement: Moment is Now to 'Change Everything'


Capital New York: The Sustainable Mayor?


Capital New York: Nurses, 1199 take up anti-Keystone cause


Labor Notes: Climate Campaign Tipping Point? Unions Get on Board


Common Dreams: 'Disruption': Film Offers Grassroots Global Revolt as Key Answer to Climate Crisis


Earth Island Journal: In Review: Disruption



Coverage of the July 29th Press conference/Rally in Times Square


Video: Launching the People's Climate March


Grist: At this year's big climate rally, most of the people won't be pale, male, and stale


The Epoch Times: Coalition Brings Attention to September Climate Change March


Indypendent: Organizers Promise Big Turnout for People's Climate March


EcoWatch: People's Climate March-Largest Climate March in World History-Launched in Times Square

We ask your help to sustain our campaigns for environmental justice.  Please support the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) by making a tax-deductible online donation at NYC-EJA's website.

Founded in 1991, NYC-EJA, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, is NYC's only federation of community-based organizations fighting for environmental justice in low income communities of color.  For over 20 years, NYC-EJA has successfully led reform campaigns on climate change, solid waste, power plant siting and brownfield remediation policies.

But we need your help to continue our successes.  Your tax deductible online contribution can be made securely on the Donation page at our website: Your donation will support NYC-EJA's ongoing campaigns, including the new challenges posed by climate change.  You can also mail a check payable to: New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, 166A 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232.


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For more information on NYC-EJA's work (or better yet, to support that work with a tax-deductible donation), please visit our website at  You'll be glad you did!


Hasta la proxima,

Eddie Bautista,

Executive Director