Leonia People's Climate March

Start: April 29, 2017 9:30 AM

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In alliance with the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C., and across the nation, a group of Leonia residents has organized the borough's own event to bring awareness to the global climate crisis—with a local angle.

The Leonia Climate March seeks to highlight what we as ordinary citizens can do in our everyday lives to limit the disastrous effects of climate change. By working together, our small New Jersey town can make a difference.

The march was conceived of and is sponsored by the Leonia Action Alliance, a new activist group formed in the wake of Leonia's own Women's March. Founded by Lauren Peccoralo, a primary care physician and mother of three, the alliance pushed for and supported Leonia's recent adoption of a Welcoming City Resolution. Now 100-plus members strong, the Alliance's mission is to share ideas and take action to protect human rights and stand up against injustice.

The Leonia Climate March will begin at 9:30 a.m. in front of Leonia Middle School (500 Broad Avenue). Marchers will proceed the short distance down Broad Avenue to Wood Park (370 Broad Avenue, behind the library). At Wood Park, we will feature:

Speakers
• Jacob Bortnik, Ph.D., associate professor of space physics, UCLA
• Michael Herzig, CEO, Locus Energy-Genscape
• Leonia Councilman William Ziegler
• Leonia Mayor Judah Zeigler

Performers
Carol Crittenden Kirby, musician
• Leonia High School students, musicians

Education and family activities
• Flat Rock Brook Nature Center wildlife education
• Composting how-to
• Gardening how-to
• Recycling how-to
• Arts and crafts