Together We Can Change the World
Today more than 200,000 people from all over the country came to Washington, DC, to demand that our country take meaningful action on climate change—not eventually, but right now. It was a powerful and inspiring display of solidarity, community, and hope.
We saw so many inspiring things (and a lot that made us laugh). We were proud to march alongside communities of color speaking up against environmental injustice, indigenous communities protesting oil pipelines, people from organizations like Greenpeace and Black Lives Matter embracing intersectionality—the powerful idea that we’re all in this together.
E. Pluribus Unum
That is a powerful idea. And we saw it in action. We saw hundreds of thousands of people from towns and cities all across America come together—and help create a movement.
Here are some of the highlights of an inspiring and unforgettable day:
There have been a lot of marches recently, but no one is tired yet—in fact, the momentum for change continues to build
Over 200,000 people took to the streets for hours in the record-level DC heat (ahem, climate change anyone?)
People of color and indigenous communities led the march and are leading the fight for climate injustice
Not too many businesses showed up, but we were there marching in solidarity, sweating and, of course, scooping ice cream
It was good to reconnect with old friends and meet so many new ones
Together, we’re moving forward—to a clean-energy future
There were a couple of hiccups along the way, like when our giant cone was scrutinized by a Secret Service dog
And then another dog photobombed our big group photo (dogs really like us)
It was a powerful and important day, but it was also a lot of fun, and as Jerry always says, "If it’s not fun, why do it?"