Climate Disruption in the Streets of New York

Climate disruption is making history all around us, but it’s not the history we would choose to write. On September 21, we will take back the pen. We’ll make our mark for climate progress.

Two days before world leaders gather in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit, a broad, diverse climate movement will take to the streets in the largest climate action ever – a march through the city.  The Summit is a critical moment for international climate negotiations, which must produce a strong, fair pact for global climate action next year in Paris. This summit will set the trajectory for that agreement.

Diplomats can’t do this alone.  They tend to be… too diplomatic. 

It’s late.  It’s urgent.  And the only way global leaders will get on course for real climate solutions is with a big jolt of people power.

Let’s deliver that history-bending jolt at the People's Climate March in NYC on Sept. 21.

Here’s how:

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Author Bio

KC Golden

former Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Solutions

KC shapes policy and communication strategies, with the goal of changing what's "possible" so we can do what's necessary. "Cynicism," he insists, "is capitulation."

He has served as a special assistant to the Mayor of Seattle for clean energy and climate protection initiatives and as an Assistant Director in Washington's Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, where he directed the state's Energy Policy Office. From 1989 to 1994, he was Executive Director of the Northwest Energy Coalition, a regional alliance working for a clean, affordable energy future.

KC is a leader in the national climate movement, serving on the boards of (where he is Interim Board Chair) and the US Climate Action Network. He has also been active in the utility industry, helping Seattle City Light become the first major carbon-free electric utility in the late 1990s, and as a Governor's representative to the Executive Board of Energy Northwest, a regional public power consortium. 

KC was one of Seattle Magazine's "Power 25" most influential people, and its #1 "Eco-Hero." In 2012, he received the Heinz Award for Public Policy for his lifetime achievement as a climate advocate and policy architect.

KC earned his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he received a Master's in Public Policy. He retired from Climate Solutions' staff at the end of 2018.

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