We had a truly great day on April 29! After weeks of planning with our partners, Sustainable Tompkins hosted our local March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in conjunction with our annual Earth Day Ithaca events.  More than 700 gathered on the Commons for our opening rally with music by Burns & Kristy, followed by inspirational remarks by Assemblywoman Lifton, Nick Goldsmith from the City of Ithaca, Deborah Cipolla-Dennis from Town of Dryden and Irene Weiser from Fossil Free Tompkins on the critical importance of citizen engagement on climate policy at all levels of government.

The NACL street theater troupe from Sullivan County reminded us just what the Trump administration has in mind for the environment, and then the Fall Creek Brass Band led our long and joyous procession of young and old bearing signs and banners for the one-mile march to the Space where we held our second rally on taking action for the climate – and grabbing lunch from a solar-powered, wood-fired pizza truck and a bicycle-driven food cart full of delicious Latin American cuisine.  If you missed the rally and march, or just want to remember some of the fine speeches, please watch the wonderful video produced by Eddie Rodriguez of the opening rally and the march down to the Space.