Calling all Natural Products Expo East attendees: Here's a reason to extend your East Coast visit just one more day. The People's Climate March is taking place September 21 in New York City. It's being called the largest march of its kind in history, designed to coincide with the mass gathering of world leaders (including President Obama) in NYC for the United Nations' landmark climate summit.
What would it take to participate? Just a $49 bus ride from Baltimore to NYC. The reward: being a part of history. The march starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday; for details, visit peoplesclimate.org.
The demand for climate action is no longer coming from just a few select groups. People in labor, social justice, environmental, immigrant, faith, youth, parents and business communities - more than 1,000 groups altogether - will participate in the march. Let's get the natural products industry in on that action. The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition, started by natural pet food manufacturer I and Love and You, is already partnering with the People's Climate March; the group will have banners and signs at the ready.
As the march's organizers explain: "We are coming together to [not only] show that our communites care about climate action, but that we won't wait for the UN to take action; we are already doing it."
To get a behind-the-scenes look at part of the effort to organize the People's Climate March, check out the video below:
Not going to be at Natural Products Expo East, and don't live anywhere near NYC? You can still join the Global Weekend of Action taking place Sept. 21; find an event in your region here.