Over 80 students from the College, as well as nine faculty and staff members and several alumni, joined more than 400,000 people from across the nation in the largest climate march in history. The march came just days before world leaders, including President Barack Obama, gathered to discuss climate change at yesterday’s UN Climate Summit.
The march began at mid-morning at Columbus Circle, near Central Park, and continued for more than four miles downtown. Protestors carried signs and played live music until 4:30 p.m. In addition to the march in New York City, there were 2808 solidarity marches held in 166 countries around the world.