Amidst the degrading climatic conditions continue to create environmental imbalances on the Earth, thousands of Americans from across the country will on Sunday take to the streets of New York City during a peaceful march in support of an economy that favours creations of clean air and a world free of climatic degradation.
The march, which is being organized under the name People’s Climate March, will witness the participation of many political personalities, celebrities and dignitaries including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, actors Russell Brand and Mark Ruffalo and musician Jason Mraz.
The march comes two days ahead of the United Nations’ global climate summit where the world leaders will come under one roof in New York to take action on climate change.
The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am on Sunday and is expected to conclude at 4 pm.
The main aim of the movement is to raise awareness on the ongoing climatic imbalances and rinsing levels of carbon emissions resulting into global warming. Besides, the movement also calls for an effective and sustainable universal climate policy.
Extending support to the movement, Jeremy Zullow, a Princeton University sophomore and sustainable energy advocate, said, “Our planet Earth is experiencing climate change at a higher pace and this will continue putting the future generations of Americans at serious environmental risks if not addressed now”.
“It is neither a political nor economic movement. It’s just a humanitarian issue in a sense that it will affect humanity in general if we not attended now,” the 19-year-old from Freehold said.
The event is likely to be witnessed by an estimated more than 5,000 people who will be travelling from the Garden State, Rosemary Dreger Carey, one of the New Jersey organizers and a 350 N.J. volunteer, said adding, a train will be leaving from Trenton at 9:18 am and three buses and one train will be departing Princeton around 9 am in Mercer County to bring the enthusiasts who want to participate in the movement.
She said that an estimated 700 people are expected to depart from the Mercer County area to join the event.
“The connection between methane and gas drilling and climate change will be made very clear at the march. People from all over the US are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions caused by natural gas development,” said Tracy Carluccio, deputy director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
More than 600 organizations, including Citizens Climate Lobby,The Sierra Club of New Jersey, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, North Jersey Public Policy Network and GreenFaith among others are supporting the event.