People's Climate Movement Wrap-up

Our planning was fruitful. There were 200,000 people at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. on April 29.  We want to know what happened where you are! What did your march look like? Please tell us about your event here. Were you at a sister march this weekend? Do you have a great photo to share with us? Upload it here. There were many terrific photos of Catholics at the march in D.C. Take a look on our Facebook Page.

Now is the time to keep the momentum going. We need to get active on our local levels. Here are some ideas for you to begin planning the next phase of your involvement in the People's Climate Movement:

  • Start simply by spending time in nature. Think about planting a small bush, a tree or some flowers in your yard.
  • Investigate renewable sources of energy in your state.
  • Begin a letter writing campaign to your local, state and federal representatives.
  • Plan a gathering of people in your community to attend An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power in theaters July 28th.
  • Attend a screening (or host your own) of The Age of Consequences [This environmental documentary investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.]

FAN is dedicated to continuing our work advocating and educating on the interconnectedness of the climate with other issues we work on like immigration and human dignity.

Many thanks to Juan Velasquez who developed this fantastic video for several Catholic organizations, including FAN, Global Catholic Climate Movement and their chapter in New York, MetroNY GCCM. Take a moment to watch:

NYC Catholics in Climate March - Short from Juan Velasquez on Vimeo.

Here is some of the great press for the event:

NCR, 4/29, “If we say we hear Jesus’ voice, are we committed to the truth?”
https://www.ncronline.org/news/politics/if-we-say-we-hear-jesus-voice-are-we-committed-truth
Huffington Post, 4/18, “On April 29, We’ll March for Climate Justice”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/on-april-29-well-march-for-climate-justice_us_58f67cfde4b05b9d613e219e
GCCM, 5/1 “Catholics join 200,000 for People’s Climate March”
https://medium.com/@CathClimateMvmt/thousands-of-catholics-march-for-climate-action-b6a95b1b174d
Crux, 5/1, “Catholics bring Pope Francis’s call to protect creation to climate march”
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2017/05/01/catholics-bring-pope-francis-call-protect-creation-climate-march/
ICN, 4/30, “Huge Catholic Turnout at Washington Climate March”
http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/32439#.WQYNq2N0fgA.facebook
NCR, 5/1 “Catholics bring Pope Francis' call to protect creation to climate march”
https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/catholics-bring-pope-francis-call-protect-creation-climate-march#.WQnZVkrXmLA.twitter
EWTN, 5/1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4abU5s10Euc&feature=youtu.be&t=3m20s

We hope you are excited and motivated for the next step in the journey. These marches and events all over the country inspire us to continue working alongside you to care for our common home.

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