It's no small endeavor organizing a Thousand Man March. Especially one that takes place across the entire nation. To put this into perspective, The Bigfoot Diaries Facebook page has been in existence for almost four years and it's generated about 700 likes. Imagine each like being a person, and then asking each person to put their lives on hold for 9 months to join on a walk from California to Washington DC.
The mastermind behind this massive undertaking is Ed Fallon, who made his announcement on March first of this year. It is exactly one year from that date that he, along with at least 999 other people will embark on what will be the largest coast to coast march in American history.
From the Great March for Climate Action's webpage:
The goal of the Great March for Climate Action is to change the heart and mind of our fellow Americans and our elected leaders. On March 1, 2014, 1,000 climate patriots will set-out from the west coast, walking across America to Washington, DC, inspiring and motivating the general public and elected officials to act now to address the climate crisis.
If you are interested in being a part of this, there are several things you can do. Money is always needed. Obviously an event of this magnitude is very expensive. Pledges will be accepted on a per mile basis, or you can make a one-time contribution. Pledges will be based on a 3000 mile scale:
There are several other ways you can donate. Every little bit helps. A link is provided at the bottom of the page.
Another thing you can do is volunteer time. One can hang flyers and pass out brochures. On a less physical level, you can like the event's Facebook page, and share it's updates. You can also follow on Twitter.
Thirdly, organize your own walk, bringing awareness to the the Great March for Climate Action. Currently, on Wednesday nights, Ed is meeting with like-minded people at various locations in Des Moines, and walking. To get this information, simply subscribe to the weekly updates. (All links will be provided below.)
The Great March for Climate Action will go down as one of the most important environmental events in American history. It's still in it's planning stages, but once this ball gets rolling, it should be featured on all the major news networks and talk shows. Now is your chance to be a part of history from the ground floor up.
The Great March for Climate Action Website
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