This evening, over 3,000 New Yorkers took to the streets of FiDi for the Rise for Climate March demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and other elected officials to denounce fossil fuels, divest from fossil fuel money, and move NYC and NYS in the direction of renewable energy.
Since This is Zero Hour’s Youth Climate March took place in Summer 2018, the momentum for climate action has only been getting stronger. Cities around the country including NYC are organizing to urge elected officials to take action against the looming and ever-present threat of climate change with two key action steps:
1. Divest from fossil fuels
2. Commit to renewable energy
In NYC, New Yorkers implored our elected officials to go the extra (and definitely needed) steps to curb fossil fuels and hold corporate polluters accountable, likely in the form of carbon taxes and reimplementing Obama’s efforts to cap carbon emissions that ex-EPA director Scott Pruitt repealed.
This weekend on September 8, cities around the world are demanding climate action be taken by their governments. Check out 350.org to get involved in your city!