Participation by members of First Unitarian Church—and a host of their children—in the Peoples Climate March has exceeded the goal set by organizers Elizabeth Siftar and Chad Tolman, who first thought that putting 20 members on the bus to New York might be a stretch. To date, the First U contingent stands at 26—about 15 percent of the 165 Delawareans who will travel to the march on buses organized by the Sierra Club. Way to go, Elizabeth and Chad!
These hardy agents of change will board buses in Newark and Wilmington around 8:00 a.m. next Sunday. The Delaware marchers will be among a hoped-for 100,000 people demanding that the United Nations act to address climate change.
Chad Tolman writes that “Sept. 21 was chosen because the next round of discussions at the UN on climate change will begin on Sept. 23, looking forward to a significant climate agreement in Paris in 2015. This march is an opportunity for Delawareans to stand up and show the world that we care about the future of our state, and about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will have to raise their families.”
Watch for photos and a report from the Peoples’ Climate March on the Connector.