The Climate Mobilization is intended to rapidly transform every sector, and supporters say that because the world's poorest people are the ones most adversely affected by climate change, there will be a strong social focus.
"This campaign has to be about social justice as well as environmental justice," speaker Gillian Greensite, Chair of the Santa Cruz Sierra Club Conservation Committee, said at the rally.
In addition to Greensite, speakers at the rally included one of the leaders in a successful ban on fracking, Mary Hsia-Coron of San Benito Rising; Richard Nolthenius, Chair of the Astronomy Department at Cabrillo College, who created the "Planetary Climate Science" course; and Bruce Daniels, who has a PhD from UC Santa Cruz in Hydro-climatology, and is on the Board of Directors of the Soquel Creek Water District.
The rally was sponsored by 350 Santa Cruz, with co-sponsors Santa Cruz Sierra Club, WILPF, and Communities for a Sustainable Monterey County.
|Communities for Sustainable Monterey County.|
|Pauline Seales of 350 Santa Cruz.|
|Mary Hsia-Coron of San Benito Rising.|
|Gillian Greensite, Chair of the Santa Cruz Sierra Club Conservation Committee.|
|Richard Nolthenius, Chair of the Astronomy Department at Cabrillo College.|
|Bruce Daniels, Board Member, Soquel Creek Water District.|