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:
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.
A woman carrying the flag of the Iroquois Confederacy marches down 17th Street
A crowd of over 35,000 marches past the White House
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.
To see more images from the event, visit the 350.org Flickr page.