People’s Climate March: Arriving in NYC
We’re just rolling into New York. It’s been a long ride overnight from Charlotte. My bus–Charlotte Bus #2–is one of almost 500 buses heading to New York for today’s march. The trip up was great. I learned quite a bit from my bus-mates from throughout the Carolinas. The coal ash issue for example is much more serious in North Carolina, following the Duke spill earlier this Year. I shared that South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control is leading a strong stakeholder effort to address the EPA Clean Power Plan, with participation from utilities, the cooperatives, and conservation groups. We also watched 350.org’s film, Disruption, that Ann Timberlake emailed about on Friday. If you have not had a chance to see it, check it out. It provides some great context for today’s events.
We had a quick breakfast at the Delaware Travel Plaza at 5:00 this morning, and we are rolling into the City now. The bus will drop us off on 86th St, and I’ll join folks from other environmental organizations around 75th St in the section of the march that highlights solutions to climate change. These solutions include things like solar energy, which we’ll be seeing more of in South Carolina, thanks to Act 236, which passed unanimously earlier this Year. The lineup of the march will tell the story of how we’re acting on climate.
The march will last a couple of hours, and I’ll try to post an update during the events.