By Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts Director – Follow our Boston office on Twitter (@CleanH2OMA)
The People’s Climate March was an incredibly powerful experience. The Clean Water Action Boston team joined a bus organized by Alternatives for Community and Environment, the leading environmental justice organization in Boston, which organized dozens of youth leaders and others to travel together to the march.
The march was equal parts protest/call to action and celebration. Of course it was a protest against the lack of commitment from our political leaders to doing the hard work and taking the firm stances that are needed to end climate change. And of course it was a call to action to United States and world leaders to do that work and take those stances this week in the UN Climate Summit.
But equally importantly, it was a celebration of the coming together of more than 400,000 people from across the country, a celebration of the creativity, energy and hard work of those individuals, and a celebration of unity. As we keep our noses to the grindstone, day in and day out, fighting the battles in our corners of the country, it can be too easy to forget that we are part of a huge movement of passionate people. At the People’s Climate March, that was impossible to forget. Read the rest of this entry »