(shared byDuncan Miesel of 350.org)
10. Signing up now is exponentially better than later. When you sign up, it makes it that much easier for your neighbor to join you. And once they join, they’ll need time to convince their partner and kids. And once the kids are coming, their friends will want to join, but need to convince their parents. And so on. If we had all the time in the world, making this a huge march would be easy. But we don’t: we have one month, and we need everyone soon.
9. So that we can reserve enough buses. There will be buses heading to the march from all over the country — but you can’t rent a bus at the last minute. If you sign up now, it will be possible to get enough buses for everyone who wants one. (Yes, the rumors are true: there will be buses from Vermont powered by Ben and Jerry’s)
8. Because what you see above is still happening. And it’s not slowing down:
7. We need to know how many marching bands to bring. (we’re serious about this)
5. Fear of Missing Out. Do you really want to say you weren’t there for the largest climate march ever? Guessing no. Can you imagine what your Facebook feed will look like?
4. If the Chinese Prime Minister can make it, you can too. China is currently the world’s largest carbon polluter, and their Premier is making the trip, as is President Obama, head of the country that has emitted the most pollution in history. They’re making this a priority, which means you need to also.
3. It’s been a heavy summer. We need a reason to hope. There’s a lot of rough things happening this summer. I won’t repeat them all here, but I will say this: if you’re looking for hope, I can think of no better place to be than the streets of New York on September 21st, when the world will be coming together.
2. Because people like this are still out there and it’s fun to make them mad. This is a real tweet someone sent us:
Marchons! 48 Hour People's Climate March Recruitment Storm:
Thursday Noon through Saturday Noon, August 21-23
We are one month out from the historic People's Climate March. The September 21 March is being held two days before the UN Climate Summit, where government and corporate leaders will convene to discuss taking action to address climate change.
Tens of thousands are expected to march in New York City.
Join in the 48 hour Recruitment Storm by registering and inviting friends to participate. Our goal is to add 10,000 new marchers by the end of the day Friday. Let's make September a game-changer for the climate movement.
Sign up here!!! --> People's Climate March