For Immediate Release
July 16, 2013
The Great March for Climate Action announced today that it is now ready to formally accept applications from prospective marchers interested in participating in next year’s eight-month, 2,980 trek from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. The Marcher Application and an accompanying promotional video were sent to 132 people who expressed interest in marching. The video can be found here and the application can be found at ClimateMarch.org.
“Sending out this application is very exciting for me,” reports Marcher Director, Zach Heffernen. “The diversity of individuals who requested an application is impressive. They age from 9-74, originate from all along the West Coast to the Midwest to all along the East Coast, and have backgrounds ranging from college students, to self employed business professionals, to medical doctors, to retirees and everything in between.”
“Today is a landmark day for the Climate March,” said Ed Fallon, March founder and director. “It’s the culmination of months of hard work, of laying a solid foundation for what we believe will be a pivotal moment in the battle to mobilize America to address the climate crisis.”
“Given the early interest, we are confident there are well over 1,000 people ready to make the commitment to march across America for tis cause,” continued Fallon. “We now enter an important new phase, where we build a marcher community of 1,000 climate patriots. Not only will we march side by side for eight months, but we’ll learn how to live together, work together, and communicate the urgency of our message to the people we meet as we travel across the country.”
“The release of the marcher application and promotional video is a huge milestone for the Great March for Climate Action,” concluded Heffernen. “It signifies a time for public engagement, an invitation for others to get on board by stepping forward for our planet and our future.”
The Great March for Climate Action is being organized from Des Moines, Iowa. On March 1, 2014, 1,000 climate patriots will set-out from Santa Monica, California, walking across America to arrive in Washington, DC on November 1 to inspire and motivate the general public and elected officials to act now to address the climate crisis. It will be the largest coast-to-coast march in American history.