Million-Kid March to Highlight Climate Change, Telling the World: “I Matter”
Climate change is about our survival! From May 7-14, young people from all over the world will march to send this message. By taking to the streets, the youth of this world are declaring that we need our whole society to reduce emissions and live as if our future matters – because it does!
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. Our societyʼs addiction to fossil fuels is messing with the perfect balance of nature and threatening the survival of our generation. It needs to stop, and we will not sit idly by as our leaders make decisions that affect our future.
This march is for young people, along with the older people who love them. Stand up and be heard!
iMatter marches will officially begin on Mother’s Day, May 8th, 2011. Some marches occur the day before, and some take place the following weekend.
Where is the march happening?
EVERYWHERE! On the city blocks of San Francisco and the suburban parks of Philadelphia. From Beijing to Boston and Ghana to Greece. From coal plants to wind farms, from schools to malls, through main streets to capitol steps. Every march is independently organized by youth leaders and those who love them.
Click here to find out if there is a march near you. If not, start one of your own!
Creating the future we want to inhabit
Since we will inherit this world, iMatter March is reaching across regional, ideological, and ethnic borders, to empower youth to organize and be heard on the issue of global climate change. We are not only the generation who will suffer most from its consequences. We are also the generation who will bring about the change needed to create a sustainable and just society, one that values nature and future generations as much as short-term interests.
So on May 8, we will march. The youth will rise up in our communities and let the world know that climate change is not about money, itʼs not about power, itʼs not about convenience, it is about our survival. Itʼs about the future of this and every generation to come. And we are ready to do whatever it takes to change it.
We are looking for march organizers in cities all across the world. You donʼt need to have any experience in organizing anything at all. All you need is passion, commitment, and desire to change the world.
Sign up at iMatterMarch.org to lead a march in your community.
This is our time.
Contributor: Alec Loorz
Event: The iMatter March
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