The People‘s Climate March was the coming out of a new and stronger movement to demand action to address the climate crisis. It was about more than a massive march, and the world’s largest climate march to date — it was about engaging more communities than ever and lifting up the stories and leaders of communities most impacted by climate change. And we were joined by hundreds of thousands of others around the world at over 2646 events in 156 countries.
400,000: The number of people who came and marched for solutions at the People’s Climate March in NYC.
2,646: The number of People’s Climate events taking place this weekend in over 160 countries around the world — this is part of something truly global.
Over 1,500: Partner organizations officially supporting the march — and it’s still growing!
1,000: Artists who have been hard at work for months making absolutely stunning materials for the march using more than 100 gallons of paint, 350 yards of posterboard, 13 parachutes, and miles of cardboard tubes (because no one is allowed to use wood in the march – NYPD rules).
500: Buses coming from across the country. Lined up end to end that’s more than twice the width of Manhattan at its widest point – and they’re carrying 25,000 people to the march.
475: The number of volunteers we have to help support the march this weekend as greeters and march marshals.
362: The number of college campuses where students are organizing to turn out for this march in huge numbers. Young people will not accept a future ravaged by climate change.
300: The length in feet of a single banner in the march. It might just be the biggest climate banner ever.
162: The number of different countries that held solidarity events.
125: World leaders planning to attend the climate leadership summit on Tuesday — more than at any previous climate summit or negotiation. Let’s send them to the negotiating table with the sound of a enormous movement ringing in their ears.
82: The temperature on Sunday. That’s beautiful weather to make history in.
29: The number of marching bands that will be making sure this march has a beat. And that’s not counting the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 bagpipers.
26: The number of city blocks being blocked off for this march to lineup.
1: Planets we have. Which means we also only have one shot to get this right.
0: The amount of progress we’ll make if we stay home. We don’t know that this will work – but we do know that if we stay home, the only thing that’s going to change is the climate.Edited Words of YJ Cho