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People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
New York City, New York

Be a part of the action as the Center for Biological Diversity, 350.org and allies take to the streets of New York City for the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

Join us Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March. World leaders are headed to the United Nations. on those days to discuss the climate crisis, and we want to send a clear message: Take climate change seriously, listen to science, and protect the future of our planet.

Take part in this massive march through New York. Our future is on the line, and the world will be watching.

When: Sunday, September 21; March begins at 11:30 a.m. (meet up with the Center at 11)

Where: Check out the full march route and meet up with the Center for Biological Diversity group before the march at Central Park West between 80th and 81st streets. Look for a large parachute and Center signs.

RSVP now and learn about the People's Climate Train, which can get you to the march from the San Fransico Bay Area (check out more details on our climate train Web page).

Learn more about Keystone XL and our Climate Law Institute.

Then watch this video we made about the march (at a larger size here):


 

 

• Sept. 15-18: Check Out the People's Climate Train, Attend a Rally on Its Route (CA to NY)
• September 21: People's Climate March (NY)
• Sept. 21: Roundtable Discussion: Fighting Fracking to Save the Climate
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)

 

Check Out the People's Climate Train — Attend a Rally on Its Route
September 15–18, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, California, to New York City, New York

This month the Center for Biological Diversity is organizing and leading a once-in-a-lifetime experience for activists to travel together — networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building toward a landmark moment in the climate movement.

We call it the People’s Climate Train.

And it really is a train — which will leave from the San Francisco Bay Area on Sept. 15 and arrive in New York City on Sept. 18 in time for the People's Climate March, the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement (which also coincides with the UN climate talks led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon). Along its path to New York, the train will make several stops, where the Center will host special rallies to celebrate the climate movement. These events are open to the public (both people who are going to board our train and people who can’t make it to the Big Apple but still want in on the excitement).

Unfortunately for those who don’t have a ticket yet, the train is now completely full

But if you still really want to join the ride, we're referring people to a second train that will be a day behind the first. Contact the Center's Valerie Love for more information.

And even if you don't get a train seat, you can still be part of the action by attending a rally at one of our stops. We’ve already planned rallies at three major stops, at each of which riders will board and even more will gather to see them off and be part of the action. By the time the train gets to New York, it'll hold about 170 of our climate activists.

We can't all be in New York City, but we can help add fire to the climate movement by joining in this moment and demanding real change from our leaders. At each rally, there will be music, talks and more.

Learn about the Center’s Climate Law Institute, as well as our work against the Keystone XL pipeline, which would irreversibly harm both the climate and species habitat.

Watch our video about the People’s Climate March and check out our Web page about the train, where you can follow the action as it makes its journey.

Emeryville, California
Where: Emeryville Amtrak Station, 5885 Horton St., Emeryville, CA
When: Monday, Sept. 15 at 8:15 a.m. (train departs at 9:10 a.m. sharp)

Click here to RSVP and get more information.



Reno, Nevada
Where: Marching from Senator Reid's office to the Reno Amtrak station
When: Monday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. (train departs at 4:06 p.m. sharp)

Click here to RSVP and get more information.


Denver, Colorado
Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO
When: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. (train departs at 7:10 p.m. sharp)

Click here to RSVP and get more information.

 

Roundtable Discussion: Fighting Fracking to Save the Climate
September 21, 2014
New York City, New York

Join Center for Biological Diversity attorneys and organizers as we gather for the largest climate change march in history and raise awareness about the urgent need to stop fracking in order to save our climate. At the People’s Climate March, we’ll call on world leaders gathered at the United Nations to take serious action to address climate change. At our discussion beforehand, we'll join activists from across the country to explore the importance of halting fracking.

The roundtable will feature Kassie Siegel, director of the Center’s Climate Law Institute; author and reporter Christian Parenti; Keith Schue of Americans Against Fracking; and grassroots activists from across the country who work on the frontlines of the anti-fracking movement. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the dangerous process of blasting enormous quantities of water laced with toxic chemicals into the ground to release oil and gas. The technique threatens our air and water, as well as our climate, as it expands fossil fuel exploitation. Join us to learn more about fracking and plug into the national movement to stop it.

When: Sunday, September 21, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Fordham Law School, room 2-01A, 150 W. 62nd St., New York, NY 10023

Email Hillary Aidun to RSVP or ask questions. Learn more about fracking and the People’s Climate March.  

 

Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources
Ongoing
Worldwide

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.

Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.

 

Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Ongoing
Nationwide


If we're going to defeat the destructive juggernaut that is Keystone XL, it's time to get real: It's going to take a lot more than petitions and comments. We have to make our objections public and visible.

Say “No Keystone XL” by hosting an event to spread the word about the disastrous tar-sands pipeline. This could be as simple as organizing a polar bear protest at your farmers' market, asking your school or work to hold an event against Keystone, or doing a sit-in at your local park. It's going to take each of us, speaking out in our hometowns, to make a difference.

If you sign m\.up to help do an event, you'll automatically be emailed all the resources you need to mobilize your community — from yard signs to polar bear masks to cut out, talking points, factsheets and pledge sign-up forms.

We'll give you all the tools you need, so please sign up to host an action against Keystone XL now

Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking
Ongoing
Worldwide

Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.

 

Gasland II: The Film
Now playing
Worldwide

Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.

"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.

 

Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; Keystone XL protest courtesy Flickr/Josh Lopez, 350.org