Join us on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 AM to kickoff New York City Climate Week with the March to End Fossil Fuels! We will be meeting at our office (1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor, at 152nd Street) at 11:00 AM and then head down to the march together, which starts at 1:00 PM and ends after a rally around 4:30 PM. RSVP
Climate Week 2023 runs from Sept. 17-24, and takes place in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the United Nations is also hosting a Global Climate Action summit for countries taking tangible action to keep fossil fuels in the ground, which is why we will be marching to a rally near the United Nations Headquarters that Sunday to demand that governments – including our own – keep fossil fuels in the ground.
The march will start at 1:00 PM on Broadway, between 54th and 57th Streets, and we will head east across 52nd Street and end with a massive rally at First Avenue and 49th Street, just north of the United Nations Headquarters campus. We will be meeting at our office (1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor, at 152nd Street) at 11:00 AM and then head down to the march together.
We will be marching to demand climate justice. Specifically, calling on the United States, the world’s largest producer of oil and gas, to completely and justly transition to renewable sources of energy. No delays, half-measures, or false solutions. Our government must:
1) Stop approving fossil fuel infrastructure projects, including the Willow Project and the Mountain Valley Pipeline as well as the more than $200 million of ratepayer money wasted each year in New York State to build unnecessary and unheeded natural gas pipelines;
2) Stop building liquified natural gas infrastructure, especially in overburdened environmental justice communities like those along the Gulf Coast;
3) Fully invest in renewables sources of energy, like solar and wind, and not waste valuable resources on unproven technologies like carbon capture and green hydrogen that could further burden environmental justice communities; and
4) Hold true to the Justice40 initiative, to ensure that at least 40 percent of the benefits of federal investments in climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure flow to low-income communities and communities of color.
We will have WE ACT signs available to those who march with us, though we encourage you to get creative and make your own signs as well. It’s been a long, hot, smoke-filled summer. Let’s make our voices heard!