Sept 30 People’s Climate March Celebration: Images, Voices and Next Actions

People's Climate March

This is a get together for all the folks that traveled on the three Charlotte buses to the people’s Climate March, AND those that couldn’t make the trip but marched in spirit, AND those that want to work together to address the Climate Crisis.

Join us Tuesday, Sept 30th, for the Charlotte People’s Climate March Celebration: Images, Voices and Next Actions! We’ll meet from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at 5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite. 206, for a potluck dinner, a chance to share and relive the powerful day in New York City, and to talk about how we can work together to take this Moment and and turn it into a Movement! Please bring a dish to share, if you can.

For questions or more information, contact Luis Rodriguez, Hanna Mitchell, or Bill Gupton

Charlotte People’s Climate March Celebration:
Images, Voices and Next Actions!

Tuesday, September 30th
6:30- 8:00 PM
5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite. 206
Charlotte, NC

Map for 5700 Executive Center Drive

P.S. If you live outside of the Charlotte area, why not invite your friends and others to a local get together? Email Bill Gupton to get a copy of images and resources about the People’s Climate March.



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Thanks to Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group member Brian Kasher for his passion to share a very powerful day in New York City – The People’s Climate March – and to issue a call to action. Great work Brian!

The Voices project documents the People’s Climate March exclusively from the aural perspective of one of the 400,000 plus marchers for change. Please share with your friends, your networks, and add your voice by continuing the conversation.

This audio stream includes over forty (40) mini-interviews; street music from: the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, Rocket McFlyy, the Raging Grannies and more; chants from the street, Central Park crickets, police helicopters, and general crowd ambiance. Two-hundred fifty three (253) sounds clips were recorded during the March. The intro and epilogue were recorded by Greenpeace USA and Sierra Club organizers after the March though the music and crickets are from the March.

Click, Listen and Pass it on! This soundtrack is produced to be part of your networking and organizing toolkit. We need more people to get involved, plug in and be actively engaged in the change process right now! Join a group, write a letter, March and add your voice to the conversation advocating change for the better!

Brian Kasher

Last Call for Fracking Comments – Sept 30th!

North Carolina Chapter Sierra Club


Thousands of North Carolinians showed up and spoke up during public hearings on fracking this summer. But we need you to speak up too!

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Click here to let the Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) know that the proposed rules do not do enough to protect our communities and water supplies!

The legislature promised that North Carolina would have the strongest fracking rules in the country; however, the proposed rules are far from acceptable. The MEC’s proposed rules would allow for fracking permits to be issued without a clear solution for safely disposing of wastewater from fracking operations. 

The only way the MEC will add protections and standards for toxic wastewater is if enough people send in comments urging them to address this missing part of the rules.

This is why we need YOU to stand up for strong protections from fracking for North Carolina – click here to submit your comment to the MEC today!

Together, we’ll make sure the MEC realizes that North Carolinians expect rules that are the strongest in the country.

Click here to send in your comments today!

Thanks for all that you do,

Jacquie Ayala

Associate Organizer for the NC Sierra Club


P.S. – The public comment period closes on Sept. 30, so send in your comments today to make sure the MEC knows that North Carolinians truly deserve the best rules in the country!

The New Climate Movement Has Begun – Be a Part of the Change!

The People’s Climate March has ended but the real March to Change has just begun.

This is our moment in history to create a Movement.

Take some form of action everyday and every week until we have the change we seek.

Start today!

Here’s how the new Climate Change Movement has begun….


We said it would take everyone to change everything — and everyone came.

With world leaders coming to New York City for a landmark summit on climate change, people around the world took to the streets to demand action to end the climate crisis.

Now, more than ever, we are a big, beautiful, unified movement. We are coming together around the world like never before to demand a brighter and more just future for everyone.

This wrap-up is just a snapshot of how profound and important the People’s Climate Mobilization was.

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I couldn’t go to the People’s Climate March. What can I do to take action?

I couldn’t go to the People’s Climate March. What can I do to take action?

There are lots of things! Today, right now, tell President Obama that you want the promises kept and to act on the Climate Crisis!

BREAKING: President Obama calls on world leaders to act on climate.

Take action!

Take action now to support strong international climate leadership!

BIG NEWS: President Obama just finished speaking to the United Nations about climate change and you’re going to want to see what he had to say.

In a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York, the president announced new actions that the US will take in confronting climate change and climate impacts at home and abroad. He laid out the shared responsibilities of all nations, and committed the United States to ambitious next steps.

Tell President Obama that America is ready for him to follow through on the promises he made today.

The president called on the assembled world leaders to act, saying, “Our citizens keep marching, we cannot pretend we cannot hear them. We have to answer the call.”

And he’s right — the People’s Climate March drew 400,000 people to the streets of New York City before today’s historic meeting of the United Nations. Those voices calling for climate justice and clean energy got the world’s attention. They set the stage for President Obama’s announcement today.

In his speech, the president said:
– America will meet our goals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
– We will set ambitious reduction targets on the table for next year’s UN climate meeting
– That all of the world’s major economies have a responsibility to do the same

Take action now to make sure that these promises become reality. Send the president 50,000 messages by midnight so he’ll know America is ready to lead.

When world leaders meet again next year in Paris, they’ll remember the president’s speech today and they’ll remember the huge energy of the People’s Climate March on Sunday. It’s up to you to make sure they’ll also remember that America is ready to keep its climate promises.

Michael Brune
Sierra Club Executive Director