From Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, more than 150 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People's Climate Train, which started in Emeryville, Calif., for a four-day, cross-country trip en route to the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.
The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, included workshops, discussions and activist trainings as we passed through some of the places most threatened by the fossil-fuel economy and the climate crisis it drove.
The train stopped and picked up more climate riders in Reno, Denver, Salt Lake City, Omaha and Chicago; it arrived in New York on Thursday. The People's Climate March will include thousands of people from around the country, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The purpose? It's time for real action on the climate crisis — and if our leaders won't act, we will.
The People's Climate Train has been a once-in-a-lifetime chance for climate activists to raise their voices on this life-or-death issue.
Along the way we hosted special rallies calling for swift and powerful action to curb global warming. These events were open to the public (both people on our train and people who couldn't make it to the Big Apple but still wanted in on the excitement).
We can't all be in New York City, but we can all help add fire to the climate movement by seizing this moment to demand real change from our leaders.
Watch this video on the Center's YouTube channel.