How You Can Take Part in a Week of Climate Action

Climate Week starts in a few days. Here’s what we’re tracking in our area:

Direct Action Against Chase Bank, Sept 19, 12 noon

Chase Bank is the largest investor in fossil fuels of any bank in the world. Green America and Climate First! have organized a direct action.

When: Noon, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 12 noon to 1 pm.
Where: Meet at Chase Bank, 1401 New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Misc: Have limited time at lunch? Stay just for 20 minutes. Bring a sign if you can.
Note: no civil disobedience or arrests are planned.

For more info and/or to RSVP, go here.

DC Youth Climate Strike, Sept 20

“On September 20, 2019, young people will kick off a worldwide week of action with an international strike. September 20th will be the largest mass mobilization for climate action in human history. This time, adults will be joining the youth-led call for climate action to demand world leaders take meaningful steps to address this crisis with the urgency it requires. Youth and adults will stand arm-in-arm in the fight together for the future of humanity.”

Join the march from the John Marshall Park then we will March to Capitol Hill.

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Join a Silver Spring support rally at 9 am, lasting about 30 minutes.
Where: Meet at Silver Spring Metro, 8400 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD.
Misc: To sign-up for the rally, go here.
Note: no civil disobedience or arrests are planned at the rally.

Climate Action Coffee Kickoff + #ShutDownDC, Sept 23

#ShutDownDC takes place on Monday, September 23. TPM has formed an affinity group.

Join TPM members to start the day with sign making & free fair-trade coffee at Busboys and Poets, Takoma, 7:30 am-9:00 am in the back room, the Nicolas Guillen Room. This event is sponsored by TALLE-Takoma Park Mobilization with Busboys and Poets. TALLE is the Takoma Alliance for a Local Living Economy, a TPM working group. Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Then head downtown with TPM’s affinity group or find another to join: The call:

“Youth leaders from around the world have called for a climate strike and global week of action from September 20th-27th. They have been taking the lead so far, but now they are calling on all of us to take action. In Washington, DC we will be answering the call and building on the momentum of the youth climate strikes in a major way: On September 23rd, we are going to shut down DC.”

Bring the #ClimateEmergency to Capitol Hill!

Members of Congress will be joining The Climate Mobilization, Zero Hour, Progressive Democrats of America, Food & Water Watch, Mothers Out Front,and Veterans For Peace for an intergenerational press conference calling on Congress to join over 1,000 local governments and 7 nations in declaring a Climate Emergency.

PRESS CONFERENCE LOCATION: House Triangle, just in front of the Capitol Building on the left side (House side) as you face the Capitol– Washington, DC 20016

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Montgomery County Youth Climate Action, Sept 27

The Moco Student Committee for Climate Action, a multi-member, student-led initiative focused on pressuring governing bodies to take action against the climate crisis, will rally and deliver a petition to the Montgomery County Board of Education concerning how the Board may reform their handling of the climate crisis.

Students (all ages), parents, and professionals are welcome. That’s Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:30 am at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD.

Visit here for information and to sign the committee’s petition.