The People’s Climate March in New York on Sept. 21

The People's Climate March in New York on Sept. 21

More than 850 national and community groups are expected to participate in The People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21, to focus on the dangers of climate change in the U.S. and around the world.

The march is timed to coincide with a "summit" on climate change in the United Nations, which will be attended by President Obama and other world leaders. 

According to a press release by CREDO, one of the organizations involved in the march, the event will "show international leaders that Americans are demanding global climate action. And we need to show our president that we are demanding far, far more than he has delivered so far."

The release said the march isn't just for "environmentalists." The marchers will represent all kinds of communities "because this issue effects each and every one of us. This is one of those moments. We know our reliance on fossil fuels is a catastrophe unfolding faster and faster before our eyes — and the costs of inaction are too great to bear."

Everyone is invited to join the march.