On Saturday, thousands will gather in Washington D.C. and across the country to participate in the People’s Climate March, a march that, as you might guess from the name, is intended to to combat climate change and protest Trump’s environmental policies. If you’re looking for quotes for People’s Climate March signs, I’ve got you covered right here. Some of these quotations by famous policymakers, scientists, and celebs are inspiring, some are funny, and some are angry. Whatever route you decide to take, you’re making one thing clear by marching: You want a government that actively works to combat climate change.
The first People’s Climate March took place in 2014, when 400,000 people marched in New York on the eve of the UN Climate Summit to highlight the climate crisis and demand change. On Saturday, April 29, marchers will convene in Washington D.C. and in sister marches across the United States, in support of a platform to “reduce greenhouse gas and toxic pollution to successfully combat climate change and improve public health” and invest in sustainable energy resources. (You can read the whole platform here.) Based on a belief that climate change is both a scientific and social issue, the People’s Climate March also supports a $15 minimum wage and argues that investment in renewable energy should create jobs and other resources for low-income people and people of color. “We are a broad-based coalition that represents immigrants and workers and women and people of color and multi-issue community organizations,” Paul Getsos, national coordinator for the People’s Climate Movement, toldThe Washington Post.
If you’re attending the People’s Climate March in Washington, or are planning to attend one of its many sister marches, you’ll want a good sign to carry with you. Here are a few quotes on climate change and the environment to get you started:
1. “The Earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry
2. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” — Lady Bird Johnson
8. “Climate change threatens every corner of our country, every sector of our economy and the health and future of every child. We are already seeing its impacts and we know the poorest and most vulnerable people in the United States and around the world will suffer most of all.” — Hillary Clinton
9.“This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation.” — Leonardo DiCaprio
10. “We want our children to live in an America … that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” — Barack Obama
11. “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” —Robert Redford