In September the whole world was called to attention by the largest climate march in history, People’s Climate March. One Billion Rising activists took to the streets around the world to call for revolutionary energy and revolutionary action from world leaders, global citizens and corporations around climate change. In addition to the mass action that took place in New York City, One Billion Rising reports back from The Philippines, India, and Santa Fe.
New York City
“The march was one of the most wildly diverse, open, radical, inclusive marches I can remember in years. 350 thousand and an energy that at one moment moved through the crowd like the arrival of a new consciousness. Our moving through the streets of Manhattan seemed to weave our issues, our struggles our stories together into one big dance to save human life on this planet.” -Eve Ensler
Santa Fe, New Mexico’s participation in the Climate March featured inspirational speakers from our various faith communities which reminded me as I stood in front of the St. Francis Cathedral what the revolution this year is about, it is a gentle reminder to return to the body of the our mother, our mother earth. Our community march highlighted businesses who utilize green energy with stops along the way all the while we chanted, “SOL NOT COAL!” – Jessica Montoya, One Billion Rising Coordinator, Santa Fe NM