Local climate march planned on eve of Paris climate talks

Minneapolis-based MN350 and other partners are hosting a global climate march in Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 28 on the eve of climate talks in Paris.

Participants of the MN 2 Paris: March for Climate Justice will meet at the First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve, at 4 p.m. The march will start at 5 p.m.

According to MN350: “Community members will gather in downtown Minneapolis near Loring Park to share food, march, sing, and raise awareness of the climate crisis and the solutions that are springing to life in our midst as the Paris Climate negotiations begin. Attendees will also write hopes for the future on ribbons which will be hand delivered to a massive Climate Ribbon display in Paris from people all over the world.”

Marchers will use candles and flashlights to symbolize the need to turn away from fossil fuels in favor of clean energy sources. 

The Global Climate March event in Paris has been cancelled in wake of the recent terrorist attacks.   

“This holiday weekend we are coming together with family, friends and neighbors to join others across the world in a powerful and unified call to action,” said Kate Jacobson, Program Director for the climate change nonprofit MN350. “Bold action on climate is necessary now. As we have seen the face of violence, hatred and fear in the Paris attacks and in our community with police violence and white supremacist attacks, the devastating impacts of climate disruption will only heighten our conflicts.  We are coming together to bring light in this time of darkness with possibility, hope and courage for a new way of living with each other and the Earth.”