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GCC & People's Climate March (MeetUp at 10:30) 941 8th Ave. @ 56th St.

  • Sep 21, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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I'm here at Bread and Honey Market.

See YOU here. 

Mark [masked]

 10:30am @ 941 8th Ave. and 56th Street (Bread & Honey)

The march leaves at 11:30 - show up on Central Park West much earlier than that (think 10:00 am). 

When you're sharing on social media, use the hashtag #peoplesclimate.

At 12:58, we're going to pause the march, link hands overhead, and have a moment of silence for those most impacted by climate change (text ALARM to 97779 to help us pull this off).At 1:00 we're going to break the silence by ringing the climate alarm. This is when you should make a lot of noise.It's going to be a fun day -- you'll want to stay hydrated. Bring water and snacks.

Hello, GCC Climate Marchers. 

9/21 • NYC 


We will be meeting at 10:30. This is 1-hour ahead of the official march start-time of 11:30. It will be very crowded near Columbus Circle so let's meet early and a few blocks away at 941 8th Ave. and 56th Street in front of Bread & Honey market-cafe. There are supplies there for those that do not bring water or snacks. 

Bread & Honey is located at 941 8th Ave. @ 56th Street. 

Please feel free to call or tweet me with questions, ideas and inspiration. 
Mark <a>(718)[masked]</a> // @techsavvynyc

"This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

Our future is on the line and the whole world will be watching. Green City Challenge joins 850 organization large and small; taking a stand to bend the course of history. We take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

To change everything, we need everyone on board."

From Bill McKibbon:

Perfect Timing

World leaders will be gathered in NYC for a landmark U.N. climate meeting, just the right moment for big public pressure.

Massive Scale

We’ll peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world.

Unprecedented Collaboration

Green City Challenge joins nearly more than 850 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more, all working together.

Centered on Justice

Committed to principles of environmental justice and equality, representing the communities being hit the hardest by climate change.

March Route:

The march will begin at 11:30 am.

leave Columbus Circle and go east on 59th Street

turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street

turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave

turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street

End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street​

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  • Les J.

    To everyone who marched today with Green City Challenge, thank you! I am sorry I couldn't be with you. I hope everything worked out. I was with the faith contingent on 58th Street. We waited for about 2 and a half hours before we actually started the march!

    September 21, 2014

  • Helen

    See live video coverage at

    September 21, 2014

  • Erik N.

    Hi Mark. I don't think we can walk up 8th Avenue, because that'll be where people will be lining up for the march and there will be big crowds, press, etc... around the march start. We could walk up Columbus probably, but I guess my thinking would be to just meet around 72nd Street and not have to navigate our way up. If this is too much of a last minute wrench in the works we can keep the same meeting place and I'm sure we can find our way up.

    September 20, 2014

  • Mark D.

    "We Have Solutions"

    September 20, 2014

  • Mark D.

    Hi Erik, I think we can walk as a group from 59th to 72nd along 8th Ave. Group's arrival 10:30. Do you have another suggestion?

    September 20, 2014

  • Erik N.

    Hi Mark. I have a question. We are meeting at 56th street, but do we plan to join the "We Have Solutions" part of the march that is lining up between 72nd and 77th street? The map says that we will only be able to enter 8th Ave at 65th, 66th, 72nd, 77th, 81st and 86th street.

    September 20, 2014

  • Mark D.

    We the People Demand Social and Environmental Justice!

    September 18, 2014

  • Mark D.

    Awesome Erik, thank you! Mark

    September 16, 2014

  • Erik N.

    I'll bring a Green City Challenge banner to identify our group for the march.

    September 16, 2014

  • Mark D.

    In addition to People's Climate March... Climate Week NYC will host more than 100 events this year, a record marking a global shift in how governments, businesses and civil society are now eager to find a common ground to tackle climate issues in a smart, innovative, effective way.

    From September 22-28, 2014, Climate Week NYC's events will bring together heads of states, business leaders and civil society representatives to encourage climate action.

    Instead of asking IF we can afford to act, we should be asking WHAT is stopping us, WHO is stopping us, and WHY?

    Support the scientists, economists, entrepreneurs and investors who can persuade government leaders and policy-makers that now is the time for action.”

    From September 22-28, 2014, wherever you are in the world, get involved by following the conversation on social media using #climate2014

    September 10, 2014

  • Mark D.

    Thanks for posting Helen. It's tonight at 6:30, for anyone that is available and interested in the chat. GCC, let's take this most serious of issues; walk and talk about it in 1-month. Fun day, too.

    August 20, 2014

  • Helen

    Did everyone get this Special Message from the People's Climate March team?

    "Register for Video chat with author, filmmaker and leading journalist Naomi Klein and others to kick off the one month countdown to the People's Climate March

    When: Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 PM ET

    Where: Online link -

    Thanks, Mark, for emailing me about this event.

    August 19, 2014

  • Mark D.

    Greetings, fellow (people who care about...) CLIMATE WALKERS. I'm Mark and I'll be organizing and promoting the #GCC contingent for the People's Climate Walk on Sunday Sept. 21st. Time and meet location COMING SOON! WE WALK on Sunday, Sept. 21 Call me, tweet or email me with ideas, suggestions, etc.
    Possibility of T-shirts, signage/posters, hand-outs, etc. Mark Derho (718)[masked]
    @techsavvynyc / [masked]

    August 15, 2014

    • Amanda

      I don't think so and thanks for asking. I would really like to take part in more rallies in the future.

      August 19, 2014

    • Mark D.

      The Eco Carnival will follow in October. Amanda, send me your email and I'll add you to the list! :) #HaGD -Mark (see above).

      August 19, 2014

  • Lisa A.

    Dear Les,

    Good to hear from you. Will be going to the March as a member of the Unitarian Universalist contingent. Want to let you know that there will be an interfaith prayer service before the march in Central Park. I think it is about an hour or so before.

    August 19, 2014

  • Mark D.

    I am planning to join the climate march, I'd like to help GCC some as time permits, I enjoyed the bike race from 2012 and am interested to see this new "carnival" concept in action. BoL to Les, Mark and all! : mark )

    July 28, 2014

  • Les J.

    I will be there but I am marching with my synagogue.
    Is anyone interested in coordinating the GCC contingent? We have a banner - we just need some people!

    July 11, 2014

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