Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, September 10, 2014

Contact: Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713 or

Emeryville Rally Will Send Off More Than 100 Train-riding Activists Bound for Historic Climate March

EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 120 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders, students and activists — will board a train in Emeryville Sept. 15 to take a cross-country trip to New York City as part of the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement. A kickoff rally will be held before the train departs.
What: Kickoff rally to celebrate the People’s Climate Train and to see off local activists heading to New York for the People’s Climate March.

Where: Emeryville Amtrak Station: 5885 Horton Street Emeryville, CA 94608

When: Monday, Sept. 15, 8:15 a.m.

Who: More than 120 passengers will board the People’s Climate Train, including ministers, Buddhist nuns, youth, social justice leaders and activists. Many more friends, allies and climate activists will see them off.

Visuals and Interviews: Hundreds of climate riders and supporters with signs, banners and kazoos. Local riders, activists and organizers will give speeches and will be available for filming and interviews.

The first-ever People’s Climate Train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will include workshops, discussions, activist trainings and a look at some of America’s lands most threatened by the climate crisis.

The kickoff rally will be a celebration of the group’s departure and journey that will end at the historic People’s Climate March in New York during the UN Climate Summit. The rally event will include chants, songs, kazoos and speeches from local activists on why they are riding the train headed to the People’s Climate March.

“This train ride is much more than a mode of transportation to this historic demonstration,” said the Center’s Valerie Love. “The People’s Climate Train is an opportunity to build the climate movement across state lines and learn about the very real impacts of climate change in the landscapes we pass through.”

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 775,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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