Saturday, September 8th, 2018
On 7 continents, in 95 countries, with 900+ actions, people worldwide demanded real climate action from their local leaders. Hundreds of thousands of people displayed the growing strength and diversity of the climate movement.
In Illinois, group actions were held in multiple locations across the state. The 350 Chicago team participated in a press conference and demonstration in Chicago as well as a rally and march in Elwood, Illinois. Along with many other individual attendees and organizations (including Sierra Club Chicago, Sierra Club Illinois, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Food and Water Watch – Midwest, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Just Say No to Northpoint, Indivisible Illinois, Chicago Jobs with Justice, SEIU Local 1, and Loyola University), we showed the world what real climate leadership looks like.
Many thanks to our own Larry Coble for coordinating the phenomenal aerial photo of participants spelling out “RISE”, and thanks and credit to photographer Daniel Peters for the aerial shot and other drone photography.