If you’ve been around the climate community for even a minute, you know it’s a big family. One with a lot of players and organizations focused on different issues, angles, and solutions, from the Paris Agreement to fossil fuels divestment to clean tech. It means we keep fighting the good fight on all the fronts necessary to solve the crisis, but it can also mean the full size and impact of the movement isn’t always immediately visible.
This month, that changes completely.
With the new administration working to roll back the critical policies that protect our air, water, and planet, the whole climate family – from parents to siblings to aunts and uncles to fourth cousins – is coming together this April to form the People's Climate Movement (PCM) and fight back in a big and very visible way.
It starts with the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29. We’re going to fill the streets of the nation’s capital and send a clear and unmistakable message to our leaders: Americans of all parties and walks of life are committed to stopping the fossil fuel agenda and protecting the planet we share.
If you’re ready to join the movement and be a part of this historic event, you can RSVP here and read on for more ideas on how to take action.
Not everyone can travel to DC for the People’s Climate March, though (we hear you, Colorado and California). There are plenty of other ways you can get involved. Here are several other opportunities to join hundreds of thousands of Americans and speak up when it matters:
1. Join a sister march. Marches are being held in communities across the country, so check here to see if there is a sister march near you. If no marches are being held in a town or city near you and you're interested in volunteering to organize one, learn more here.
3. Spread the word. Let your friends and followers know about the PCM by downloading our social media toolkit here. It’s full of graphics, sample posts, and information about the march to make sharing the news easy.
4. Request or attend a presentation from a trained Climate Reality Leader. Wherever you live, an expert can help you learn more about the climate crisis and how we can solve it with a special presentation tailored to you and your audience, whether it’s a crowd of two or a group of 2,000.
5. Download our activist kit to learn more about how you can make an impact in the movement for climate solutions.
6. Share about what you care about! Through Instagram stories, Facebook Live, Snapchat, or any other form of social media, share a quick video or photo explaining why you care about protecting the climate.
7. Sign up to stay informed on the latest news in climate science and activism from Climate Reality.
8. Write a blog post or letter to the editor discussing why you’re concerned about the climate crisis and how it could affect the things you love. More tips here.
9. Pledge to #StandWithReality and #StandUpForScience by signing our petition.
10. Learn about the climate crisis and how you can be an agent for change straight from Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore. Attend our next Climate Reality Leadership Corps training.
Feel free to share other ways to get involved with PCM on social media using the hashtags #ClimateMarch or #PeoplesClimate. We can’t wait to see you on April 29 – whether in DC, at a sister march, or on social media.
If you’re ready to join the People’s Climate Movement, fill out our interest form to get more information