New York City Climate march begins at Emeryville Amtrak Station

Published On September 16, 2014 | By Rob Arias | News, News & Commentary

If history is made and measures are taken to reverse the climate change that everyone but FOX News acknowledges, it may very well have begun right here in Emeryville, CA. The Emeryville Amtrak Station hosted a send off yesterday for about 175 activists bound for New York City. They will be joined by others along the way as part of what is expected to be the largest climate rally in U.S. History with an anticipated 250,000 participants. The Peoples Climate March this Sunday 9/21 will coincide with a landmark United Nations Climate Summit that will be attended by many of our world leaders. Organizers are hoping to pressure governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.


Emeryville: Nearly 200 board ‘People’s Climate Train’ for New York City march

About 175 people gathered Monday at the Emeryville Amtrak station to rally for action on climate change and then set out for the People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City.

“This is an epic journey we are embarking on,” local organizer and Berkeley resident Valerie Love told a cheering crowd outside the station before the group embarked on a four-day train trip to New York.

Love, who sported a blue T-shirt that read “Coast to Coast for Climate Action,” said the march was aimed at calling attention to changing global weather patterns that will dramatically affect the planet. The march is expected to draw close to 250,000 people, the largest climate rally to date in U.S. history, she said.

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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