Meetup and the People’s Climate March
This weekend world leaders will convene at the United Nations for a landmark summit on the climate crisis. But the summit isn’t the biggest news—on Sunday, just outside the doors of the UN, thousands of people will add their voices to the debate by joining what’s expected to be the largest Climate March in history. The People’s Climate March will bring people of all stripes together to peacefully flood the streets of New York. Together, the marchers will make their way through Manhattan, taking a collective stand for the kind of world we all want to live in. In addition to the businesses, unions, schools, and church groups marching for change, many local Meetups will be participating.
At Meetup we believe that when people are organized, anything is possible. While one Meetup was started specifically to mobilize people for the march, the majority of the groups participating are longstanding local Meetups, ranging from the Capital District Kayakers, to the Green New Yorkers, to the North Jersey Friends & Singles Meetup and many, many more. That’s the magic of local communities—they’re there, organized and ready to jump to action when the time comes. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the power of Meetups unleashed for a good cause, and we’re hard pressed to think of a better cause than the future of our planet.
If you’re in the New York area, we’d love to see you there on Sunday. Learn more about getting involved here, or find a Meetup near you that’s headed that way. And for those looking to get involved from afar, join the #WalktheWalk campaign to show your support, and make your voice heard.