Guy Shrubsole, Friends of the Earth’s Climate & Energy Campaigner
WOW! We did it!
Huge thanks for everyone’s amazingly hard work in making yesterday’s climate march the biggest in UK history!
The People’s March for Climate, Justice & Jobs had *at least* 50,000 people on it. We spoke to the Bolivian ambassador (who else?!) near the start and she reckoned it was actually closer to 60-70,000 – either way, massive numbers and pipping 2009’s The Wave to the post for biggest climate demo ever.
It was also the most diverse climate march I can remember being on (my first was in 2005…) and, whilst there’s much more to do to make the climate / environment movement reflect and represent the diversity of our society as a whole, I hope we have now made a good start.
Thanks to recent sign-ups we now had 67 organisations mobilising for this Sunday’s demo. Hurrah!
Let’s celebrate the good news and encourage the momentum.