Elizabeth May to take part in People’s Climate March in New York City

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will take part in the People’s Climate March in New York City this Sunday.

The march is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens from around the world to coincide with the 2014 UN Climate Summit on September 21, hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Elizabeth May is a Member of Canada’s Parliament, a lawyer, environmentalist, and the author of eight books, including Global Warming for DummiesHow to Save the World in Your Spare Time and her newest book entitled, Who We Are: Reflections on my Life and Canada (Release date, October 4).

Ms. May was the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006.  In 2011, she became the first elected Green Party parliamentarian in Canada’s history.

As one of the preeminent critics against the building of the US – Canada Keystone XL pipeline, and the unregulated development of the Canadian oil sands, Elizabeth May will march with Green Party of Canada supporters and Canadian environmental activists in protest of this unneeded development.

Prior to the march, Elizabeth May will meet with US Green Party Leader Jill Stein and supporters.

She is travelling by train from Canada to New York in order to highlight the effectiveness of train travel in reducing carbon emissions.

Event Times and Locations

10:00 – 10:30 AM: 
Elizabeth May will take part in a rally with Jill Stein, Leader of the Green Party of the United States, and US Greens and other likeminded US groups at West 79th St. and Central Park West

11:00 AM: Elizabeth May will join Canadian Greens and thousands of activists from across Canada at West 81st St. and Central Park West.

4:00 PM (Approximate):
 March concludes on 11th Ave., between 34th Street and 38th Street

This free event is open to media and the public; more information is available peoplesclimate.org/march/