Smoky Mountain Climate Strike March

Start: Friday, September 20, 201911:30 AM

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will march all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

We’re inviting you to join us for the Smoky Mountain Climate March in Maryville, TN on Friday, September 20.

We will gather at 11:30 am in the Clayton Center parking lot on Maryville College Campus. At noon, we will begin the march up 321 to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN.  After we march we'll rally and hear from student speakers.

We're expecting warm, sunny weather for march day. We recommend you bring your own refillable water bottle, sunscreen, maybe a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes. We will have some coolers of ice water to refill your water bottles but we are not providing bottled water. There are restrooms at the beginning of the march at Clayton Center but not at the rally. Parking is available in the Clayton Center parking lot.  Volunteers will be available to shuttle marchers back after the rally at New Providence.

The march takes off at noon sharp from Clayton Center so get there early and look for the green flag where folks will be lining up to march. The walking distance is about 0.8 mile to the rally site where students will speak under the pavilion at New Providence. We will have a few chairs at the pavilion but feel free to bring your own. The march and rally will wrap up by 1:30 pm.  

We march rain or shine.  Dogs on leashes are welcome.