Brush strokes to illustrate climate change

Photo: Chris Schweitzer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– An environmental advocacy group is asking the public to help an artist paint a banner on the New Haven Green Wednesday for an upcoming Climate Change March.

WalkBikeTransit is inviting participants to paint parts of the banner outlined by artist Haley Grunloh from 11 AM to 6 PM on the New Haven Green across from City Hall.  artist climate change

“It’s a banner for a march that’s in the fall in New York City to promote awareness about climate change,” said Grunloh.

The Climate Change March will be held September 20-21st in New York City. Their website states that “this is an invitation to change everything.”

WalkBikeTransit is a project of the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project to educate New Haven residents about local and global climate change. Their goal is turn out as many New Haveners as possible for this important march.

“There is a concern about not enough action,” said Chris Schweitzer, WalkBikeTransit/ Leon Sister City Project. “It’s important for the world and the US to cut green house gases.”

greenhouse gases sign    The march coincides with a UN summit which will be held in New York City in September on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon is urging the government to support a goal of dramatically reducing the global warming population.

The website for the march says “we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.”

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