The world is watching New York City this weekend as millions of activists descend upon the city and peacefully flood the streets in an effort to bring attention to climate change. This event is timed to coincide with a U.N. climate meeting at which General Ban Ki-moon plans to address the assembly and urge governments around the globe to support and implement an “ambitious global agreement” which would drastically reduce pollution contributing to climate change. According to http://peoplesclimate.org/march/ over 1400 businesses, unions, faith organizations, social justice groups, schools and environmental groups have contributed and are working together to put this march on and towards the future goal.
The organizing body behind the People’s March for Climate Change is composed of local and international grassroots organizations, faith groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participating in an “open source model”. This means that while there is not a central decision making body nor a single coalition, but instead everyone is collaborating based on shared agreements centered on respect, collaboration and trust.