From November 29 to December 12, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty. While progress is expected, we already know that any agreement reached will not be nearly as strong as we need it to be. 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and unprecedented storms, floods and droughts are happening around the world. The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve to stand together for a peaceful and livable planet. This movement for climate justice has always also been a movement for peace– no matter what background or religion, a way for us to protect our common home. So as world leaders gather in Paris at the end of November for the COP global climate summit, folks around the world will be marching in their communities.
On December 12, people will come together from all over San Diego County to call for bold climate solutions that create local jobs, strengthen community power and transition us to 100% clean energy by 2035. And we’ll call on world leaders to not cross climate red lines – including keeping 80% of fossil fuels in the ground. Huge demonstrations will take place in Paris and around the world. If we are successful, these mobilizations could be a real turning point for the movement.
It’s time to show the world that true climate leadership means a brighter future for all. December 12 will be one of San Diego’s biggest climate actions ever — can you join us? RSVP NOW and contact us to volunteer!
Be sure to share this event by email and on facebook. Download English flyers (Word) (pdf) or Spanish flyers (Word) (pdf) (4 per page) and 8.5 x 11 posters (pdf) (png image). Sample email/social media posts
Location: We’ll gather at 6th and Laurel in Balboa Park at noon, march to the fountain by the Fleet Science Center (~0.8 miles, can go directly there) and hold a rally. We should be done by 2:30 pm.
- David Alvarez, San Diego City Councilmember
- Prof. Jeffrey Severinghaus, Scripps Institute of Oceanography (climate scientist)
- Rev. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Pastor, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and Board Co-Chair, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice
- Nicole Capretz, Executive Director, Climate Action Campaign
- Anne Marie Tipton, Education Coordinator, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Sydney Helfand and Niki Nair, Students from La Jolla Country Day School
- Steph Johnson Band
- Greg Gross
We’re proud to have the endorsements of these local organizations: