March for Science and Climate
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 10:00 AM
UW-Eau Claire Campus mall adjacent to Phillips Science Hall
Science, not silence this Earth Day! Chippewa Valley residents are invited to join the March for Science and Climate on Saturday, April 22, Earth Day!
Earth Day started here in Wisconsin in 1970 and grew become an international movement. Scientists and science supporters in Washington DC and hundreds of other cities on six continents and multiple island nations are taking to the streets to show support for science. That day we are also marching in solidarity with the People’s Climate Movement which will gather in Washington DC and around the world on April 29 to advocate for the planet and its people.
We will begin at 10 AM on the UW—Eau Claire campus mall adjacent to Phillips Science Hall, crossing the Chippewa River as we proceed to the Planet Walk on the lawn just east of the Haas Fine Arts Center. We will then march through Owen Park to the inner planets in Phoenix Park stopping at each planet to hear from a variety of scientists, science-supporters, and climate activists sharing their stories to inspire and motivate. We will finish by gathering at the labyrinth amphitheater. Afterward, you can walk a few more blocks to downtown and enjoy Jam It For the Planet (https://www.facebook.com/jamitfortheplanet/) which begins at noon at The Plus (208 S Barstow St).
We march for:
● Science that serves the common good
● Evidence-based policies that protect people’s health and ecological integrity
● A clean energy economy and infrastructure
● Cutting-edge science education
● A liveable planet, limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C
● Diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and math fields
● Environmental and social justice
● Open, honest science and inclusive public outreach
● Green jobs for those who seek them in the new clean energy economy
● Funding for scientific research and its applications
● The building of resilient communities able to adapt to a changing climate
● To advocate for open, inclusive, and accessible science
● To affirm science as a democratic value
This is a locally organized sister march of the People’s Climate Movement (peoplesclimate.org) and March for Science (marchforscience.com). These are both national broad-based coalitions of scientific, faith-based, labor unions, indigenous, civil rights, social justice, and environmental groups working together to build solutions to climate change and to support science. To “share” this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/805238766291919/. To “like” our organization: https://www.facebook.com/MarchForScienceandClimateEC/.