Iowa City: August 20

Starting Location
New Pioneer Co-op, 1101 2nd St., Coralville, IA 52241

Ending Location
The Iowa City Ped. Mall Fountain (next to the IC Public Library, 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240)

Total Miles

Walking Map/Instructions
See map here.

Driving Map/Instructions/Marcher Vehicle Parking: NE corner of Gilbert and College, Iowa City
Driving map available here.

Overnight Information
Marcher in the Home Program

Contact: Jan Stephan,


~ Event Information ~

9:00am – 10:00 am – Local Burrito Sponsored Breakfast at New-Pioneer Co-op Coralville – free burrito for registered marchers! 1101 2nd St., Coralville, IA 52241

Fuel up at Coralville New-Pioneer with Local Burrito before the march into Iowa City. Free breakfast burritos made with locally donated ingredients from New-Pi & local farmers will be available to registered day marchers (register at, & for sale to all!

10:00 am – March Coralville to Iowa City from New-Pi Coralville to Downtown Iowa City, 1101 2nd St. Coralville, IA 52241

Just a hop, skip & a jump over to Iowa City Wednesday morning. Bring your picket signs & march from Coralville New-Pi to downtown Iowa City, where we will hold a Climate Rally.

11:30am – 12:30 pm – Iowa City Climate March Rally in the Ped Mall Fountain. (next to the IC Public Library 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240)

Come add your voice to the Climate March Rally. Share what moves you, and hear what the marchers have learned & have to say, including local Iowa City activist Miriam Kashia of the 100 Grannies, as she passes through on her journey across the country.

12:30 *ADDED* EVENT / PICKAXE: THE CASCADIA FREE STATE — Free Film, Johnson County Greens will sponsor a screening of “Pickaxe” —  and PIZZA! Wednesday, August 20  // IC Public Library, Room A.

This 2012 film documents efforts to halt logging at Warner Creek, a federally protected forest in Oregon. Following a suspicious fire in 1991 that cleared the land, Congress suspended environmental regulations to allow logging in the area. Since arson was determined to be the cause of the fire, however, environmental activists argued that allowing logging at Warner Creek would set a bad example and possibly lead to similarly motivated forest fires. What followed was an 11-month battle complete with a 79-day hunger strike and an amazing blockade of a remote mountain logging road. This inspiring documentary shows the power of direct action, determination and good leadership.

5:30 pm – Unitarian Universalist sponsored potluck, at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240

After the Call to Climate Action, join us for dinner at the Unitarian Universalist Society just a few blocks away. The UU’s will have prepared a potluck for the community and marchers.

7:00 pm – Johnson County Call to Climate Action: a citizen’s hearing to the EPA for the Clean Power Plant Rule, 6pm at the IC Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240

Join us in a Citizen’s Hearing to the EPA on the Clean Power Plant Rule. This is Johnson County’s Call to Climate Action, sending the message to D.C. that the time is now to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Dr. Maureen McCue of Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility will lead us in a briefing of the rule and open up the comment period with David Osterberg of Iowa Policy Project & Rev. Susan Guy of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. Come add your voice as an individual or for your organization with a 3-5 minute testimony to send to the EPA, received by Dr. Peter Thorne, UI Occupational & Environmental Health Professor and advisor the EPA.