The People’s Climate March aims to be the largest march for climate action in history. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the event. More than 1,100 organizations have endorsed the mobilization. The march media team will do their best to work with journalists to help you cover the event, as well as connect with the diverse and powerful set of spokespeople representing the march.
Schedule for September 21
9:00am – 10:00am — Press Breakfast & Media Check In
Location: TBD, near Columbus Circle
Description: Spokespeople from labor, Indigenous, environment, faith, justice, government and health perspectives available for interviews.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with RSVP in the subject line. Note: RSVP does not guarantee attendance. We have limited space and must limit to accredited press except for a very few exceptions.
10:30am-11:00am — The Peoples Climate March Press Conference
Location: Central Park West, between Columbus Circle and 60th St
Description: Spokespeople for the People’s Climate March will share their personal stories of being impacted by climate change or the fossil fuel industry and why they are marching for action. More info soon.
11:00am — Multi-faith Prayer Service
Location: 58th between 8th and 9th
Description: An inspiring and moving send-off for the faith community segment of the march. Cellist Michael Fitzpatrick and potential other musicians.
11:30 – March Begins
Location: Marchers will assemble on Central Park West, between 65th and 86th streets. See here for the entire march route: http://2014.peoplesclimate.org/march/
Description: See here for more on the march lineup, http://2014.peoplesclimate.org/lineup/
1:00pm — Mass Alarm Action Coinciding with Church’s Ringing of Bells
Location: Throughout the entire march
Description: After a moment of silence, the entire march will ring out with trumpets, bells, drums, whistles as more than 100,000 people sound an alarm for climate action.
2:30pm-5:30pm — March End
Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street
Description: The march will end with a block party. At the center of the close will be a massive tree installation created by Brooklyn-based artist Swoon. See more details here: http://theclimateribbon.org/
Photo & Video Availability
There will be several risers established for photographers and videographers to shoot the march in the front of the march as well as on 6th Avenue. You do not need press credentials to shoot the march. The Press Breakfast at 10:00am will be the best location for radio or TV interviews that need power, lighting or quiet.
Please RSVP to find out more about riser locations and availability: email Will Davies, email@example.com.