Support the People’s Climate March
Activists have organized the largest-ever gathering of people marching for climate justice, to take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City. This march is being held in advance of the September 23rd UN Summit on Climate Change. The UN summit seeks to build international agreement ways to reduce global warming. If you are in the DC area, groups are providing transportation to the march:
- The DC Sierra Club is organizing a one-day bus trip from Union Station in Washington, DC
- Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light has organized buses and hotel rooms
On Friday, September 19th at the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, MCC Presiding Moderator Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson will give an address on why LGBTQI people of faith care about climate change, “A Queer Response to Climate Change.” She will be joined by activist and queer performance artist Peterson Toscano.
If you cannot participate in person in the march or hear Moderator Wilson’s address, here are actions you can take:
- Join the Global Climate Chorus around the world on 21 September at 1:00 pm (local time), when faith communities will be making prayerful, sacred sounds outdoors
- Add a section to the Climate Ribbon
- Share your thoughts through social media:
. The plan would cut carbon pollution produced by power plants by requiring operators to identify and utilize utilize the best and cheapest ways to reduce pollution, especially from fossil fuels. While some states have taken aggressive action to curb power plant emissions, the EPA proposal would create new national standards that elevate all states to the same level. Under the plan, the EPA estimates that by 2030, the country’s power operators would emit 30% less carbon pollution than it did in 2005. .
This action alert was prepared by the Public Policy Team of
Metropolitan Community Churches and the Global Justice Institute.
For more information, contact the Public Policy Team at [email protected].