On Sunday September 21, 2014 thousands of people will march through the streets of New York City to call on world leaders attending the United Nations Global Climate Summit to get serious about building “a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.” In Oregon and all over the world thousands more will gather in solidarity.

Initiated by international climate action group 350.org, over 1000 organizations have endorsed the People’s Climate March and Mobilisation, including not only environmental and climate activists, but also peace advocates, faith groups, labor unions, and civil rights and social justice organizations. The realization is growing ever stronger that climate change affects all of us and “to change everything, we need everyone.”

While a few Salem residents will go to the march in New York City, there are local and regional events as well:
• In Salem the Unitarian Universalist Congregatiion of Salem will host a Community Earth Fair on September 21 at 2 pm at the Eco Ball in Riverfront Park, and invites everyone to bring a picnic and share concerns about the Earth.
• In Portland the PDX People’s Climate March, endorsed by the Salem 350 chapter and other western Oregon organizations, will be on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
For further information visit the Oregon Hub at the People’s Climate March http://peoplesclimate.org/oregon/ or contact 350 Salem OR salem.climate.activists@gmail.com or UUSC Pastor Rick Davis (503) 364-0932.