Oregon Joins Global March for Climate Action
September 11, 2014

As world leaders gather in New York City for the UN Climate Summit later this month, tens of thousands of people will gather in cities across Oregon, across the country and across the world to send a clear message—the time to act on climate change is now.

Bring your friends and family to the PDX People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 – 3pm at Tom McCall Waterfront Park – for the largest climate rally Oregon has ever seen. Not on Facebook? Pledge to join here.

Check out the Oregon hub for all People’s Climate March events around the state. We're looking for volunteers too! Sign up to help out here

Over 1,500 solidarity events are planned in over 130 countries. The PDX People’s Climate March begins at 3 p.m. at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland on September 21. A rally with speakers will follow at 4:30 p.m. near the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Oregon is already facing the effects of climate disruption. From oyster growers, fishing communities and foresters on coast, to wine makers and nurseries in the Willamette Valley, to foresters and workers in tourism and outdoor recreation in the Cascades, to farmers and ranchers in the east, the impacts are real and happening now.

Organizers, speakers and marchers in Oregon are part of an ever-expanding Northwest, national and international movement calling for climate justice now, representing a diversity of backgrounds, geographies, religions, and organizations united in the shared belief that a better world is possible; a world safe from the dangers of runaway climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. 

Together we can call for state, national and international action to address climate change and speed the transition to clean energy. Together we can stand up in our own communities to organize, build power, confront the power of fossil fuels, and shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

Climate Solutions, along with 50 other organizations to date, have endorsed this march because we know how important it is for our future. The more Oregon voices unite at the march, the clearer the message: we must act now. Let’s march side by side with thousands of other Oregonians in solidarity at the PDX People’s Climate March on September 21.

What: PDX People’s Climate March
When: Sunday, September 21 @ 3pm
Where: The Bowl @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park - SW Naito Parkway & SW Madison

On twitter: @PCMinPDX #PDXClimateNow| Facebook event

Visit the organizing site to sign up and learn more.

Questions? Contact Bobby: bobby@climatesolutions.org - 503.781.3383

See you at the Waterfront!

Ann Gravatt, Carrie Hearne, Jenna Garmon and Bobby Hayden

-the Oregon team at Climate Solutions

 

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Author Bio

Bobby is former Solutions Stories and Media Manager with Climate Solutions. In that role, he worked to identify and engage new audiences for our programs and campaigns throughout the Northwest, with a focus on the Solutions Stories.

Bobby spent six years as the National Representative at the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition (SOS), mobilizing support to restore the Columbia-Snake River Basin, a watershed home to some of the world’s best habitat for wild salmon and steelhead in a changing climate.

After receiving his degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 2003, he advocated on behalf of working people and the environment. In addition to SOS, Bobby has worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 503) and America Coming Together, and volunteered for the Trout Unlimited, Elders in Action, and UNITE HERE.

Bobby hails from central Pennsylvania and has lived in Oregon since 1998. When he's not working, Bobby can be found with his partner Jenny and their cat Jove, playing music with friends, out and about on his bike, or working in the garden.