14 Feminist People's Climate March Sign Ideas, Because Environmental Justice Is Social Justice
In case you missed it, Earth has something of a climate problem — and I'm not (just) talking about the political variety. Climate change is real, and unless humans start taking drastic measures, it's not going away of its own accord. So, gather your poster board and ready your markers; it's time to start working on some feminist People's Climate March sign ideas in preparation for the next event protesting in support of saving our environment. On April 29, activists will march against Donald Trump's environmental policies People's Climate March, and no demonstration is complete without a few clever signs.
To be fair, it's not a new event; the very first People's Climate March took place on the eve of the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit in 2014, where heads of state from around the world gathered in New York City to address the rapidly-growing problem of climate change. The day before the summit, an estimated 400,000 people flooded the streets of the city, demanding action to prevent climate change from getting worse than it already is. Meanwhile, demonstrators in more than 150 countries participated in sister marches.
Fast forward three years, and the American president is a man who claims to have an "open mind" toward climate change, as opposed to acknowledging the severity of the problem. After the historic Women's March in January, activists announced the organization of a second People's Climate Change March. According to the People's Climate Movement website, the march is designed to resist Trump's agenda while also "pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded."
The march is just a few days away, so if you're attending, the time has come to plan your sign. Here are a few ideas.
1. Mother Earth Jokes
If ever there was an opportunity for mom jokes, this is the one.
2. Reminder: Feminism Is About All People
What's more important: fellow humans or oil production?
3. Civil Disobedience
If there's anything feminists know and love, it's civil disobedience.
4. Scientists For Gender Equality
Words to live by.
5. Climate Change Is A Race Issue
Although we all face the repercussions of climate change, people of color and women stand to lose the most.
6. Check Your Environmental Privilege
Research shows that minorities, including women, are disproportionately affected by climate change.
7. The Future Is Female, Let's Preserve It
It's long past women's time to shine, but it doesn't matter much if climate change makes the planet uninhabitable within a few centuries.
8. Include A Quote
Look up quotes by ecofeminists for your sign. A personal favorite from Susan Griffin reads, "We are woman and nature. And he says he cannot hear us speak."
9. Mother Earth Will Put Us In Time Out
If we don't shape up, Mother Earth is certainly going to be unhappy.
10. Protect Our Future
We owe it to future generations to fix what pollution (which, by the way, has been caused by us) has done to the planet.
11. Environmental Rights Are Women's Rights
12. System Change
Ultimately, the system that created climate change is the same one that oppresses women.
13. Play On Trump's Campaign Slogan
Trump's campaign slogan has proven perfect for satire, time and time again.
14. Change Takes Everyone
People of all genders have to work together to preserve the environment. We all live on the same planet, and unless NASA is hiding some massive discovery, it's the only one safe for human habitation. We might as well keep our home in good shape and get along with each other.