On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, approximately 50,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. at the Forward on Climate Rally. I was lucky enough to be among the masses of the concerned and sending news reports live to EcoWatch.
Here are some snapshots of the participants I engaged on the streets of our nation's capital. Thanks to everyone I met who emailed me pictures via their cell phones live from the rally!
Gretchen: I am an environmental science teacher in High School and I am practicing what I teach.
When I asked Krisna why he came to the rally, he said:
group of Native Americans. From left to right: (L-R): Lisa Montellongo, Cherokee, North Carolina; Missy Crow, Cherokee, North Carolina; Richard Ray Whitman, Oklahoma; and Tony Walking Stick, Cherokee, North Carolina. Photo by BJ McManama of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Richard Ray Whitman explained why they had to come to the climate rally:
“We are indigenous people. We are the host peoples of this continent. We are the evidence of the western hemisphere, South America, Central and North America. So our actions today, we are speaking and acting through the generations. Not only as human rights, but as human responsibility. We are a circle of many circles. Today we are sharing solidarity with our Canadian relatives, the origins of Tar Sands in Alberta.”