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Rochester Marches in Support of U.N. Climate Change Conference

By Staff


climate 3Rochester People’s Climate Coalition held a “March for Global Climate Action” Sunday, Nov. 29, in conjunction with the United Nation’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, which begins in Paris on Nov. 30.

According to the RPCC website, the purpose of the march was to “urge leaders at the 21st United Nations conference to achieve a universal, legally-binding agreement on climate, and to raise awareness throughout the Rochester community.”

Hundreds participated in the march, which began and ended at The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene, at 17 Fitzhugh St.

“I marched because there is absolutely nothing that is worth more to my children then the environment,” George Payne, a coordinator with Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, stated. “This is what bonds us to ourselves, to our loved ones, to our neighbors and fellow citizens, and even to complete strangers on the other side of the world.”

Groups from all over the world held marches Sunday, in coordination with the U.N. conference, which will run until Dec. 11.

RPCC said it will continue to hold events which span the length of the conference.