On September 21 hundreds of thousands of people will march in NYC to support Climate Justice. Here in Ithaca people of many faiths will gather at First Presbyterian Church in Dewitt Park on September 21 at 12:45 pm to walk around the block singing in solidarity with marchers around the globe. Following a period of silent reflection the group will join others world-wide for a 350 seconds sound off, using simple musical instruments. The walk around the park conducted in song will dissemble into the Presbyterian Church to read, hear and discuss statements of environmental concern from local groups and faith communities. Local politicians (including Herb Engman – Ithaca Town Supervisor) will respond to the concerns and explain what they are doing to address climate change. The meeting will end with refreshments and viewings of live feeds from the NYC event.

You can let us know you are coming by signing up at http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate/8433 Visit our Facebook event page – Ithaca Climate March & Response – for the latest. https://www.facebook.com/events/731341656913171/

The church is located at 315 North Cayuga Street. Parking is available in the city lot between the Baptist and Presbyterian Churches off North Cayuga as well as on the streets around Dewitt Park. For those who would rather not walk they can enjoy refreshments, read the statements and peruse other material in Dodds Hall (in the basement of First Presbyterian Church).

This event is sponsored by Interfaith Climate Justice Inquiry to Action and is a follow-up to the climate justice series held in Ithaca this past winter.

For information please contact Margaret McCasland mmccasla@twcny.rr.com 607-216-1091 Margaret Unsworth margaretunsworth@ymail.com 607-319-4265

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.