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People’s Climate March: How to get there and more!

September 21, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

This September, the largest climate march ever will take place in New York City. World leaders are coming for a UN summit on the climate crisis and hundreds of thousands of people are converging and will show how important this is for us and our communities.

Read below to find out about:

  • How to get to the march
  • A petition to show your support
  • Local ways to be involved
  • Helpful links
  • Let us know if you’re going!

Want to go to the march?

Taking a Bus:

Currently the only open buses are from Charlotte and Durham. However you can put your name on the waitlist and also contact the bus captain for more info. To sign up or find out more, click the link or email the bus captain. Tickets are going fast!

1. Asheville

Bus Captain: Debby Genz

Sold out! Contact Debby to put your name on the wait list.

2. Boone

Bus Captain: David Harman

Bus registration is “full” but contact David if interested. Seats aren’t confirmed until they’re paid for and not everyone has paid yet. You can contact David for more info.

3. Charlotte #1: Action NC

Bus Captain: Luis Rodriguez

Sold out! But contact Luis for more info including about the wait list. *This bus will travel through Durham to pick up more people on its way to NYC.

4. Charlotte #2: Greenpeace

Bus Captains: Hanna Mitchell, 207-475-8418, Bill Gupton704-367-0068

Sold out! But you can still add your name to a wait list or contact Hanna for more info!

5. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill #1: Action NC

Bus Captain: Luis Rodriguez

Sold out! But contact Luis for more info, including getting your name on a wait list. *This bus will travel from Charlotte first and then make a stop in Durham to pick up more passengers.

6. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill #1: Greenpeace

Bus Captain: Greenpeace Organizer Caroline Hansley, (919)-899-9079

Sold out! But you can still add your name to a wait list or contact Caroline for more info! Both buses leave from Durham.

7. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill #2: Greenway Transit Services

Organized by Greenway Transit Services, 919-957-8294

Spaces left! Although seats may not recline (and it’s a long trip) so if this may be an issue please contact the trip organizer. Both buses leave from Durham.

Taking a Train:

Amtrak is offering a 10% discount between September 16 – 24. Book your reservation through Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or through a travel agent.

And make sure to use the Fare Code X22T-908 (for the People’s Climate March Convention) to get the discount!

More March Details

The faith contingent of the march will assemble on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. More specifically, fellow Power and Light groups will be meeting at the Subway Restaurant at 314 West 58th Street (on the block between 8th and 9th Avenues)! Look for the yellow IPL pole, banner and signs. 

We will be among the last groups to join the march. This block will be our pre-march home, place of prayer, and starting point for the day’s journeys. May it be blessed.

There will be pre-march prayer “services” on our block before we actually join the march. Musicians and faith leaders will help us reflect and prepare for the march.

Please feel free to bring small bells or other simple instruments, as we will be sounding them together at 1:00 p.m.

Sign this petition

Join the Power and Light movement and fellow people of faith in calling on the US government to be a leader in dealing with climate change.

Local events

Interfaith Prayer Vigils are taking place in Chapel Hill and Raleigh in support of the March.

Helpful links

Official website for the march, it’s page on transportation including links to bus signup pages, its facebookand its page on the interfaith section of the march, with lots of good info on faith events happening that weekend. And checkout this Meetup page for a listing of other events happening in NYC that weekend.

North Carolina’s facebook page for the march.

GreenFaith, one of the key march organizers for people of faith.

Twitter hashtags:  #ClimateMarch, #ActOnClimate

Let us know!

Are you going to the march? Are you interested but have questions? We’d love to hear from you! We are working to coordinate with groups from N.C. as well as with faith groups from around the country for the day of the march so we’d love to be in touch! Send an email to NCIPL’s new intern, Reuben Gelblum, to let him know.

Thanks for your interest in this monumental event! Together we can make a difference!
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September 21, 2014
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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