More than 60 University of Maryland students traveled to New York City Sunday to participate in the People’s Climate March, an event to bring awareness about misconceptions surrounding environmental issues.
A line of protestors take part in chants such as “Take Action” in order for their voices to be heard. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
While walking down Central Park West, the first art installation students see is the melting Earth. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
An estimated 400,000 participants walked from Central Park, through Columbus Circle and ended just outside of Times Square. The event coincides with Climate Week NYC and the U.N. Climate Summit.
A geologist portrays his views on the misleading information politicians present. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
“I know that the cyanobacteria that was the dominant life form millions of years ago created this lovely oxygen-rich atmosphere that we breathe, but they poisoned themselves out of existence. There’s a lesson there for humans,” said this geologist, who declined to give his name. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
Students from around the nation took up 10 blocks of this monumental march, making their voices heard. Marchers were able to incorporate their creativity into the event, making it a living art exhibition.
During a moment of silence for the indigenous populations who suffer the most from the impacts of climate change, participants raise their hands in solidarity. After the silent two minutes, they “sound the alarm” and make as much noise as possible. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
Protesters supply creative works as well as music to help energize the crowd. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
The march, the largest of its kind, stretched two miles and even featured movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. (Julia Keane/Bloc Photographer)
Julia Keane is a sophomore environmental science and policy major and can be reached at email@example.com.