2017-04-29 All day
Nick Bowlin, E&E News reporter
January 25, 2017
As environmental advocates ramp up their opposition to the new administration, Greenpeace activists put a large protest sign on a crane near the White House today. Photo courtesy of @KarenTopakian via Twitter.
Following last week's Women's March on Washington, activists have announced a "People's Climate March" to protest the new administration's stance on global warming.
Scheduled for April 29 in Washington and in other cities across the country, the march will oppose President Trump's "disastrous anti-climate agenda," according to a press release from the Sierra Club. The group cited Trump's orders yesterday advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, among other policies.
"Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard," Michael Brune, the Sierra Club's executive director, said in the statement.
Joining the Sierra Club is a broad coalition of advocacy groups, many of which helped organize the 2014 People's Climate March, which they said brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York City.
Partners include climate activist groups like 350.org, Moms Clean Air Force and the Climate Justice Alliance, and other organizations like the NAACP.
The march will follow 100 days of actions to fight Trump proposals on climate change, elimination of regulations and other issues, the group said.
The announcement comes as at least seven Greenpeace protesters hung a "RESIST" sign from a crane in northwest D.C. this morning.
Time to rise up stronger than methane gas from a fracking well!
ITINERARY (Departure times are fixed, all else tentative)
6:00 AM -- Depart Hummelstown K-Mart parking lot
8:20 AM -- Arrive at RFK Stadium. Take metro, Uber, Capital Bikeshare(!), or walk (2 miles to Capitol). Harness that travel-related anger and get ready to march!
9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM March, protest, take a selfie with a celebrity, get lunch, yell at something, wave a sign, stomp, take a rest in a museum, make a friend, steal the declaration of independence, etc.
5:00 PM -- Make way back to RFK stadium (if using the metro there will probably be high congestion so plan accordingly).
6:00 PM -- Depart RFK Stadium
8:20 PM -- Arrive Hummelstown K-Mart parking lot
NW Philly Bus
Saturday, April 29--6:30 am-7:30 pm
Leaving from Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 Saint Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Learn more on Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643239812367739/