Boston, MA— On Saturday, Sept. 24, approximately 1,500 people from across New England joined in the global Moving Planet Day of Action, marking the largest demonstration to date in the greater Boston region of a powerful movement to transition beyond fossil fuels. Participants from over 100 area organizations rallied to hold elected officials accountable to businesses and communities that are already taking strong action to address climate change. Inspired by the global grassroots network 350.org and convened by Better Future Project, Moving Planet: New England was one of the largest of more than 600 simultaneous events in major U.S. cities and around the world.
People of all ages and backgrounds marched together to this Rally for Solutions at the Chirstopher Columbus Waterfront Park, which was hosted by Journalist Steve Curwood, host of Living on Earth, and included speeches from scientists, veterans, community leaders, and students, and music from the bicycle-powered band, Melodeego. Participants met up at North Station, South Station, Park Street Station and Long Wharf North and marched together to the park, chanting and holding signs calling for sustainable solutions. Many had traveled to the city in creative low-emission ways such as biking, walking, roller blading, public transportation, and carpooling.