Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, September 11, 2014

Contact:  Susan Hoog, (775) 772-3892
Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713 or

Reno Activists to Join More Than 100 Riders on People's Climate Train
Bound for Historic Climate March

RENO, Nev.— More than 120 people, among them nuns, ministers, tribal leaders, students and activists, will be aboard a train on a cross-country trip to the take part in the People’s Climate March, the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

The train will be stopping in Reno, Nev. to pick up local activists on Sept.15 at 4 p.m. To celebrate the journey, a march will begin at Senator Reid’s office to the Amtrak Station where the Whistle-stop Rally will take place. The march and rally event will include chants, songs and kazoo.

When: Monday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Begin at Senator Reid’s office, 400 S. Virginia St. #902, Reno, NV 89501; march to Amtrak station

Who: Dozens of local activists, plus more than 120 passengers aboard the People’s Climate Train

What: Whistle-stop Rally to celebrate the People’s Climate Train and to see off local activists jumping on board headed to New York for the People’s Climate March

Visuals and Interviews: Local activists boarding the train will be available for interviews. Photos available of the train with more than 120 climate riders on board and with passengers with signs and banners

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 Reno Whistle-stop Rally will be a celebration and sendoff to local activists joining in the journey that will end at the historic People’s Climate March in New York during the UN Climate Summit.

“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.”

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