Hundreds of people assembled Saturday morning on Bigelow Boulevard on Pitt’s campus for the People’s Climate March. A diverse group of people, some representing various organizations, including the Sierra Club and Citizens’ Climate Lobby, marched through Oakland to Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. Mother Nature cooperated as the rain held off during the march. Pittsburgh and Univeristy of Pittsburgh officers did a good job of stopping traffic so the marchers could wind through Oakland unimpeded. Protesters against climate change and pollution carried banners, signs, and flags while chanting “You can’t drink oil, leave it in the soil” and “When oceans rise we rise too.” After the March ended, many crossed the street to the front lawn of Phipps Conservatory where Communitopia’s FutureFest, a showcase for greener living, was taking place. Let’s all work together to lessen pollution and lead a greener life.
Photos: Rick Handler
Rick Handler is Entertainment Central’s executive producer and a strong environmentalist.