Hannah Bacon on the last leg of her march!

The Hardest Part (from today’s POV) The Hardest Part (from today’s POV) Hannah Bacon writes on June 2, 2021: Hey friends! It’s been a while… thanks for hanging in there with me! I am two weeks from the finish, and realize I haven’t posted in two months! My lack of posting is partly because I am in a time warp (truly shocked so much time has passed) and partly because I’ve had some serious writer’s block. Today, two months and 1,000 miles since my last post, Continue reading →

The Intersection of the Longest Climate March and Black Lives Matter

by Toni Messina, July 6, 2020 (published in Above the Law)Click here for original article I met Ed Fallon when we were both in our early 20s. I was looking for a third roommate in my run-down, three-story, sloped-floor apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts, on the border of Cambridge. He was an itinerant musician, believer in all causes to save our planet, and general nice guy. We campaigned against nuclear power together, and I followed his trajectory as he grew from farming his family property in Continue reading →

Readings and Talks by Ed Fallon

Ed Fallon shares the incredible story of the 2014 Great March for Climate Action as chronicled in his memoir, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. Ed also discusses the growing urgency of the climate crisis and strategies for local climate resilience, including the work of Birds & Bees Urban Farm — a non-profit that he and his partner, Kathy Byrnes, have established to teach city residents how to turn their yards into dinner. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. All proceeds support the educational Continue reading →


The book Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim contains 80 photos. The hardcover features color photos while the paperback has black-and-white photos. Here is a sampling from the book.  


Here are some excerpts from Ed Fallon’s book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim.   From the Introduction Walking across America is an enormous challenge. Pounding pavement, gravel, and sand 15 – 20 miles a day for eight months is unkind to one’s body, even under the best conditions. The difficulties are markedly greater when one walks on a schedule, as we did, with rallies and events planned along the route weeks and even months in advance. When you walk on a schedule you can’t take time off for Continue reading →

Endorsements and Reviews

Here’s what readers have to say about Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim: “An epic story of an epic wander–few people in America have had more hours to really think about climate change, and Ed Fallon has put the time to good use!” — Bill McKibben (Ripton, VT), author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? ******* “His book prompts us to think about our own behavior as consumers and our relationships to nature. And it offers a refreshingly candid glimpse into the heart, mind and motivation of a climate-change Continue reading →

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim

Ed Fallon served as an Iowa state legislator for fourteen years before running for Governor in 2006 and U.S. Congress in 2008. Since 2009, he has hosted the Fallon Forum, Iowa’s most prominent progressive political talk-radio program, which airs on seven stations in five states. Ed also directs Bold Iowa, a non-profit focused on grassroots strategies to tackle the climate crisis. Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, Continue reading →

The March in the News

   Coverage during the March Environmentalist walks the walk from L.A. to D.C. – The Daily Item – 11-8-14 How I Learned about Community by Joining a Climate Change March – Elephant Journal – 11-8-14 Climate Marchers Arrive in DC, Urge Action Against Climate Change Now – Cetology – 11-3-14 Completing 3000 Mile Trek, Activists Descend on White House Demanding ‘Climate Action Now!’ – Common Dreams – 11-1-14 Climate-change marchers finish cross-country walk – Des Moines Register – 11-1-14 3,000-Mile March for Climate Action to Continue reading →

Saugus author sounds climate change warning with book and walk

Daily Lynn Item, April 29, 2019 by Thor Jourgensen https://www.itemlive.com/2019/04/29/saugus-author-sounds-climate-change-warning-with-book-and-walk/ SAUGUS — Ed Fallon spent a lot of time in Rumney Marsh and its varied plant life and quiet refuges inspired him to make climate change awareness his life’s work. Fallon and 50 other climate awareness advocates walked across the country in 2014 to broaden the conversation on the climate. He published “Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim,” a book chronicling the trek, last November. Fallon, 61, views the environmental and consequential global economic threats emerging through climate Continue reading →

Shave the Planet – Bald Iowa

Donate now!   July 16th – July 30th  Climate Marchers will shave their heads in exchange for donations! We will track our donations over a 2 week period, and when we reach the milestones below (starting at $500), the Marcher pictured will shave his or her hair! *Grant money and money donated to the Coalition Building Fund will not be counted.  $500 – Ed Fallon – BALD! The last time I was bald was the day I was born. I’ve been eager to reclaim that innocence and hair-fashion Continue reading →