Join Beyond Plastics at the March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC
Start: Sunday, September 17, 2023•12:00 PM
Join Beyond Plastics at the March to End Fossil Fuels on Sept. 17 in NYC
The United Nations is calling on world leaders to take real steps to lead us off fossil fuels to protect people and the planet. This September, the UN Climate Ambition Summit in New York will gather world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels and thousands of people will take to the streets of New York to demand President Biden take bold action to #End Fossil Fuels.
Join a group of Beyond Plastics activists and staff to march together on September 17 to help highlight and amplify the connection between plastics, fossil fuels, and climate change.
Please RSVP now to let us know if you can join us. We will meet up in front of Gastro Market at 1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Street at noon to be ready to join the march at 1:00pm sharp.
* Signs will be provided and we ask you to please dress in red, black and white!
Why March Now? Because Plastic is the Fossil Fuel Industry's Plan B
By 2030, emissions from plastic production, use, and disposal in the U.S. are projected to outpace emissions from U.S. coal-fired powered plants - with the 90% of the pollution dumped on communities of color and low income communities.
Plastic production is expected to triple in the next 30 years, allowing the petrochemical industry to continue extraction as usual even as the world transitions to clean sources of energy. The result would be a future locked into plastic pollution and climate chaos, where communities are sacrificed to produce single-use packaging, the ocean becomes a landfill, and babies are born pre-polluted with microplastics. We cannot address climate change without reigning in runaway plastic production. Join us to march for a world that is cleaner, greener, and free of plastic pollution.
A note from the event organizers: "We recognize this mobilization is planned for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. There were a number of factors that led us to choose this date, and we did not make this decision lightly. We deeply respect that Jewish communities have different relationships with protest and social action during the High Holidays. We honor and affirm that many Jewish communities and organizations will be praying at this time and celebrate their observance."