Friday, September 19, 2014

Join Gowanus Neighbors And Friends At Sunday's People's Climate March!


If you are planning on attending Sunday's People's Climate March and live in or near Gowanus, you may want to meet up so that our neighborhood, which has and will continue to experience the effects of global warming in the future, can be well represented.

Join Gowanus neighbors and friends at The People's Climate March! 
Meet-Up: Sunday September 21st 
at Carroll Street Station at Smith and 2nd Place

Time: 9:30 AM

The march is in NYC at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 21st.

To mark the UN Climate Summit, a massive march will take place in Manhattan 
on Sunday, September 21 Street at 11 AM.  The march will begin at Columbus Circle and continuing on to 11th Avenue and 14th Street. 

Gowanus, Brooklyn is experiencing climate change first hand! We've seen how 
frequent, heavier rainfall causes sewage to flow into the canal.  We have seen how developers are pressuring city government for more zoning changes to build their large-scale, residential buildings on toxic land, in a flood evacuation zone. 

Let's continue to speak up on behalf of the environment and our Gowanus community!

Let's march together on September 21st, under a Gowanus banner, and demand action on local and global climate crisis issues!

Participate in a historic demonstration and demand action on the climate crisis from local and world leaders!

Below is some interesting information regarding the effects of global warming on Gowanus.
The videos were taken in 2012 during a walking tour of the Gowanus Canal with climate change expert Klaus Jacob of Columbia University and with Paul Reale of The Climate Reality Project, which was founded by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States.

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Charts courtesy of Gowanus Canal Conservancy.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This should be our first step in the Climate March!

"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

"A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it...

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