Thursday, September 18, 2014

Countdown to the People's Climate March

The People's Climate March is coming up on Sunday. (Details here, if you're interested.)

Ahead of that, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is hosting a variety of events in the neighborhood, including:

Tonight, 4 – 8 pm: Banner and Puppet Making for People's Climate March
@ La Plaza Community Garden, (9th St & Ave C)

Bring paints, props, and food to share as we make ecological puppets and props in our green space for the upcoming People’s Climate March and Ride.

Friday, 4 – 8 pm: Sign and Patch Making for People’s Climate March
@ Loisaida Harvest Festival; La Plaza Community Garden

Join in the festivities of the Loisaida Harvest Festival and make signs and patches for the People’s Climate March and Ride.

Saturday, noon – 2 pm: FREE Lower East Side Sustainable Community & Garden Walking Tour
@ At MoRUS

The Lower East Side has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country. Come explore these sustainable buildings and spaces on this one-of-a-kind, full-access walking tour.

Saturday, 6:15 pm: Presentation on the History of Grassroots Environmental Activism in New York City
@ At MoRUS

Come learn how sustainable grassroots community projects have ignited social change and policy change in NYC. Hear about different sustainable subjects, like how community bicycle activism changed the whole city to a more safe and sustainable design with bike-lanes, auto-free plazas and greenways. Hosted by the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space featuring a conversation and video screening by Wendy Brawer of Green Maps and Bill DiPaola of Time’s Up Environmental Organization.

Visit the Museum's events page for more info. MoRUS is at 155 Avenue C between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street.

Meanwhile, the Third Annual LUNGS Harvest Festival is happening this weekend... which also coincides with the march... Check out the LUNGS website here for details on events happening at various community gardens around the neighborhood. We'll have more on LUNGS later this week...


Anonymous said...

The Harvest Festival was a great collection of free stuff last year. The larger gardens off of Avenue C had a bunch of cool stuff going on.

Anonymous said...

Wow a march based on zealous adherence to an unlikely, though remotely possible, theory. And woe to he who dares not to believe!

Who said the Catholic Church had a monopoly on this sort of stuff? Wrong!

Anonymous said...


Yes, because the continued truth of the Law of Thermodynamics (not to mention 97% of peer-reviewed academic papers) is unlikely.

Anonymous said...

The church got ya beat there, 98 percent of the apostles believed in Jesus.

moe said...

I agree this movement has more in common with a religion than a science. People like myself, who may express skepticism about this latest theory after reviewing the position of both sides are scornfully labeled "deniers", the latest take on "heretics". And we are told that we can not question the doctrine, the "science is settled". No, science is not "settlled" because you say it is. 25 years ago these same yokels were telling me how the whole world would be covered with by now because particulate pollution was reflecting sunlight back into space, etc.

Debate is not allowed. Questions are not allowed. Follow the doctrine or be labeled and scorned.

That thar is sum funny science.
Pretty typical doctrinal religion tho.

Giovanni said...

The reason why I love global warming deniers so much is that for every one of them that exists there will be that much more elbow room in The Ark for the rest of us.

moe said...

My comment above, " covered with ICE "

Anonymous said...

Giovanni - get it right. Its no longer global warming its "climate change" which conveniently covers everything. Is Al Gore flying in on a private jet for this? This march needs to happen in China or Phoenix. NYC is the green metropolis. Most don't drive and NYC residents use far less water and electricity than the average American. The most efficient structures to heat and cool are apt buildings. living here I'm doing my part. Therefore I'll be marching to Rudy's on Sunday. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

They changed the name of their phony propaganda campaign from "global warming" to "climate change" just in time, since we just had the coldest winter and coolest spring and summer that anyone can remember!

Giovanni said...

It's interesting how folks who claim not to beleive in some things (certain religions, climate change) can quote so many "facts" about the things they don't believe in. Yes, the central and eastern US had cooler than average weather this year. But did you know we were the ONLY land masses on earth that were below average? Otherwise, 2014 is the hottest year on record. So it turns out that global warming is still an accurate description for the remaining 98% of the planet.

For the rest of us, the fact is the largest climate change/global warming march is happening in cities all over the world today. If you are going anywhere near CPW or Midtown West today, you should see tens of thousands of people marching in a lead-up to the UN meetings this week at the climate change summit.

via USA Today:

The planet just had its hottest summer on record, according to data released Thursday by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. It's also well on its way to having its hottest year ever, beating 2010, said climate scientist Jake Crouch of the data center.

The global temperature for summer was 1.28 degrees above the 20th-century average of 61.5 degrees.

Records go back to 1880. Climatologists define summer in the Northern Hemisphere as the months of June, July and August.

August temperatures set overall records as well, the climate center reported. The world's oceans were also very warm and had the largest departure from average of any month.

It was the 38th consecutive August (and 354th consecutive month) that saw a global average temperature above historic averages. The last below-average August was in 1976.

For the year to-date, fueled in part by warmth in the oceans, 2014 is the third-warmest year on record. According to Crouch, the only land area on the planet that's been cooler than average this year has been the central and eastern U.S.