End Fossil Fuels March on September 17, 2023
Green Party to join March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC on Sunday Sept. 17 in conjunction with UN Meeting on Climate
The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) has endorsed the September 17th March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City. Green Party groups mobilizing for the event also include the EcoAction Committee of both GPUS and the Green Party of New York; and Green Parties of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Individuals marching with the Green Party can RSVP at https://bit.ly/GPEndFossilFuels.
The march and rally are being held in conjunction with the United Nations’ September 20 Climate Ambition Summit 2023 to accelerate action by governments, business, finance, local authorities and civil society. The Summit represents a critical political milestone for demonstrating that there is collective global will to accelerate the pace and scale of a just transition to a more equitable renewable-energy based, climate-resilient global economy.
The Green Party first began calling for an ecosocialist Green New Deal – incorporating a ten-year timeline to zero emissions and 100% clean renewable energy with an Economic Bill of Rights in 2010. EcoAction is also part of the People vs. Fossil Fuels, one of the main organizers of the rally, which is calling for the President to declare a climate emergency and use his executive powers to speed up the transition to a clean energy future (see ClimatePresident.org)
The Green Party contingent will meet at the corner of W. 57th and 8th Ave (southeast corner) in Manhattan at 12:15 PM. At 12:45 PM we will go one block east to the corner of 57th and Broadway. This is a few blocks south of Columbus Circle (at the start of Central Park on the west side).
Organizers expect the largest climate mobilization since the pandemic, calling for presidential action to phase out fossil fuels and address environmental injustice.
The March and rally are calling on President Biden to:
- Stop all federal approvals for new fossil fuel projects and repeal permits for climate bombs like the Willow Project and Alaska LNG.
- Phase out fossil fuel DRILLING on our public lands and waters.
- Declare a climate emergency to halt oil exports and investments in fossil fuel projects abroad, AND lead a just transition to clean, community energy.