Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the People’s Climate March? What is the People’s Climate Movement?

The People’s Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. It started with the historic People’s Climate March on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in September 2014 when 400,000 people from every walk of life marched through the streets of New York City demanding climate action.

At the end of April, Donald Trump will have been in office for 100 days. We need to mark that day with a massive demonstration that shows that our resistance will not wane or fade away.

So far, our resistance has been beautiful — and it’s beautiful because at its heart is a vision of a future that inspires us and gives us hope. It’s a vision that protects our families, our communities, and our climate. Most importantly, it’s a vision that we are building together.

Since inauguration, we’ve seen what people power can achieve: Republicare? Withdrawn. Muslim ban? Blocked. Now Trump’s entire fossil fuel agenda is next.

The People’s Climate March on Denver will be one of more than 300 sister marches across the country. Join us on April 29th.

What is People’s Climate of Colorado?

People’s Climate of Colorado is a newly registered nonprofit initially created to facilitate the People’s Climate March on Denver. We aim to promote wide-ranged community action to address climate change and other environmental injustices along the Front Range of Colorado. In addition, we seek to educate the public and promote environmentally responsible legislation and subsequent enforcement, as well as encourage environmentally friendly business practices, and want to help individuals to live greener lives.

Carrying on the spirit of environmental activism from the first People’s Climate March in 2014, PCoC functions according to the national People’s Climate Movement (PCM) core principles:

  • Prioritize leadership of front-line communities, communities of color, low-income communities, workers and others impacted by climate, economic and racial inequity.
  • Use the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing to ground our work.
  • Build a coordinated but decentralized structure that lifts up a common platform and message while being flexible enough to create more opportunities for connection to local issues, ownership and engagement in the movement.
  • Work in a way that helps to strengthen and build the capacity of the local organizing.
  • Develop opportunities for a range of organizations and social movements to work together, and to us our joint efforts to give greater visibility to our common struggle. This includes, but is not limited to, putting people into the streets as we demand policy changes and bold action.

What is the schedule for the Denver Climate March?

The event starts at 10am at Civic Center Park. We recommend arriving by 9:45 to visit our partner and sponsor tables and be there for the opening. The schedule is as follows:

10 – 10:30. Event begins, tabling opens, interfaith benediction

10:30 – 11. Assembling groups for marching

11. Parade-style marching begins

11:30. As marchers return, they will be arranged into an Aerial Image

12:00 – Speakers and entertainment

2:00pm – Event concludes

What will the layout of Civic Center Park be? What is the March route?

Can I get there on public transit? How?

Yes! And it’s highly recommended. For more information:

RTD had originally planned lightrail closures this weekend. Those have been rescheduled, and service will operate as normal.

Will there be bike storage?

Yes! Please bring your own lock. See the map above for bike storage location.

What about parking? Are you arranging carpools?

We strongly encourage carpooling! We recommend you sign up here, then go to the Action Network discussion page! People are posting over there about carpools from around the state.

These are convenient parking lots near Civic Center Park. Most are $10-15 a day for parking:

This is a street parking interactive map. It has the cost and number of street parking spots in each location – search for the area you are looking for.

Denver street parking is typically limited to two hours, and usually costs $1 per hour. You can find more information about city parking here.

You can also use an app like SpotHero to reserve a space in a near-by lot.

Who’s speaking?

We’ll be releasing the full speaker line-up this week. Be among the first to know by signing up here!

What should I bring?

Here in Colorado, weather can be unpredictable. We recommend bringing a layer (or two! Currently the forecast is calling for chilly weather), a poncho or rain jacket, and sunscreen.

There will be stations to refill your water bottles, so please bring a reusable water container. You may also want to bring a snack or some lunch. There will not be food vendors on site.

We will be doing an Aerial Image. A section of that will include a “die in”, where people wearing black will lay on the ground as if they are dead. We expect the visual effect to be stunning. If you’re comfortable participating, please wear all black to the event.

If you’re planning on taking photos and using your cell phone, we recommend bringing an external battery, too!

Weapons and illegal drugs will not be allowed.

How can I donate to help support the movement?

Just head on over to our donate page!

Who’s tabling? Is it too late to sponsor the March?

The deadline to sign up for a table is Wednesday, April 26. You can request a table here!

I’m with press. Can I get credentials?

We are not pre-credentialing press, however, stop by the media tent at the event (north west corner of the park, by the McNicols building) and we’ll be sure you get the materials you need to successfully cover the march.

What are the event hashtags?

Follow us on social media with the hashtags:

#DenverClimateMarch
#WhyWeMarch
#WeResist
#PeoplesClimate
#ClimateMarch

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