The cross-country March ended in 2014, but our work is not done! Here are some ways you can take action.
In 2020/2021, Hannah Bacon is walking from the west coast to the east coast. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to receive her blogs at:
Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim
Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed Fallon’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC, marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about climate change.
Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning — even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to tear the March community apart.
The mission of the Zero Hour movement is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish.
First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March
Saturday to Saturday, September 1-8, 2018
Location: Start at Des Moines, Iowa on September 1, and end at Fort Dodge, Iowa on September 8
Landowners who had their property taken by force for the Dakota Access Pipeline have joined with the Iowa Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). They allege the IUB illegally allowed Energy Transfer Partners to use eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their case is strong and potentially has historic significance.
To raise awareness of the importance of this lawsuit, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa are organizing an eight-day, 90-mile march. Marchers will set out from the IUB’s headquarters in Des Moines on September 1. We’ll parallel the route of the pipeline through Story, Boone and Webster counties and arrive in Fort Dodge on September 8 for an action at the conclusion of the march.
We invite you to march for the whole week or as long as you are able. Go to boldiowa.com to learn more about getting involved with the March, including application, campsites, food and other logistics.
Rise for Climate
Saturday September 8, 2018
Location: San Francisco, California
More info: ca.riseforclimate.org/
A powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from across the world are demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
We demand a just, equitable and resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity, creates family sustaining jobs, and protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations.