ANS MARCHES IN TODAY’S GLOBAL YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE
‘It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat on Decision-Makers…They Must Act Now!’
For Immediate Release – September 20, 2019
CHEVY CHASE, MD - The Audubon Naturalist Society will join today’s massive Global Youth Climate Strike in Washington, D.C. because the science is clear and the warning signs are everywhere: climate change requires that we act now.
Today at 10:30 a.m., ANS staff, members and volunteers will meet at Judiciary Square Metro Station (exit at 4th St, between D & E Streets) and then move to John Marshall Park where they’ll join the march at 11 a.m. to the White House.
“We’re here to turn up the heat on decision-makers. The damaging effects of climate change are evident everywhere, including here in the DC region. They must act now!” said Eliza Cava, ANS’s Director of Conservation. “Heavy storms are more frequent. We’re breaking records with heat. So, we’re here to flood the streets of DC with support for our youth so their future isn’t washed away by the destruction of climate change.”
Cava will lead a 100-person delegation in custom ANS Climate Strike t-shirts.
Check out Audubon Naturalist Society's "7 Actions for 7 Generations" to help you find ways you can combat climate change in your own daily life. Joining us at this strike is Action #7 - Up Your Political IQ & Vote!
About ANS: Throughout its history, ANS has championed nature for all by playing a pivotal role in conserving our region's iconic natural places from development including the C&O Canal, Dyke Marsh and, most recently, Ten Mile Creek. Past ANS member and board president, Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, is credited with launching the now global environmental movement. ANS's nature experts provide hundreds of opportunities each year for children and adults to enjoy, learn about, and protect the environment.