Photos from Forward on Climate Rally

On February 17, 2013, over 35,000 people gathered in Washington, DC to call for action on climate change. It was the largest ever gathering on climate in US history. EarthShare members Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth, National Audubon Society, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation and many others joined together to call for President Obama to deny the Keystone XL pipeline and for Congress to pass legislation to cut carbon emissions. We took these photos at the rally:

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A crowd rallies in front of the Washington Monument to hear Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, 350.org President Bill McKibben, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Maria T. Cardona of Latinovations, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Chief Jacqueline Thomas of Saik'uz First Nation and Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nations.

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A woman carrying the flag of the Iroquois Confederacy marches down 17th Street

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A crowd of over 35,000 marches past the White House

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A tar sands pipeline through Michigan ruptured in 2010, releasing over 840,000 gallons of thick oil into the Kalamazoo River. The river is still not cleaned up.

 

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To see more images from the event, visit the 350.org Flickr page.




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Kelli Johnson

Thank you to all of you that made the trip to fight for clean energy and to give attention to the hazards of climate change. I am with you all in spirit! Plus I do what I can financially and contacting congress to push for changes. But nothing beats going to their doorstep! Again, thank you for doing that!!!

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