Tag: Climate Justice Unity March

Climate Justice Unity March: Day 8

Saturday, April 29 – Pleasant Hill to Iowa State Capitol (7 miles) It’s just under a seven-mile march from our church lodging in Pleasant Hill to the Iowa State Capitol for the People’s Climate Movement Rally. We set out on schedule and arrive at Sleepy Hollow for our break, just as it’s starting to rain. […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 7

Friday, April 28 – Prairie City to Pleasant Hill (14 miles) Today promises to be the most difficult of the March: 14 miles in cold, rainy weather along a busy four-lane highway. We’re soaked both from above and below, as trucks barreling along spray us when they pass. It’s a testament to the commitment and perseverance of […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 6

Thursday, April 27 – Reasnor to Prairie City (11 miles) The weather has gone cold and damp, with temperatures 20 degrees below average. Days like this give fodder to the handful of people who completely deny climate change, with comments like, “Gee, we could sure use some global warming now.” Yet the vast majority of […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 5

Wednesday, April 26 – Sully to Reasnor (10 miles) We scramble out of our tents early today for the ride to Des Moines for Donnielle Wanatee’s trial. She was arrested for trespass at Governor Branstad’s office during the February 22 Day of Action Against DAPL. Donnielle pled “not guilty” and asked for a jury trial. […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 3

Monday, April 24 – Montezuma to Searsboro (9.5 miles) Searsboro is one of those small, forgotten Iowa towns bypassed by the main highway. It’s a sprawling community of 142 people, built on hillocks tucked away in a valley along English Creek. I’ve driven by Searsboro dozens of times, wondering what it was like but never […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 2

Sunday, April 23 – Deep River to Montezuma (10 miles) As we circle up this morning and prepare to leave Deep River, a man driving an ATV pulls up. He introduces himself as Darrin Ehret — the guy next door who put up the Confederate flag yesterday. He was surprised at how quiet and respectful we […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 1

Saturday, April 22 – Little Creek Camp to Deep River (12.8 miles) Today saw three notable “firsts,” none of them good. Our troupe of 25-30 marchers were flipped off three times by passing drivers. I’ve walked 700 miles along Iowa’s highways and gravel roads and never had someone do that to me. Also today, as […]
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Toilet paper provided; bring your own towel

Q: What’s more challenging than marching ten miles a day for eight days? A: Organizing the logistics to make such a march possible. Seriously. Shari Hrdina, Sarah Spain and I have done this before, organizing the coast-to-coast Great March for Climate Action in 2014. Did we learn our lesson? Apparently not. Here we are again, organizing […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Wish List

Ed Fallon
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Many camping items are needed for the Climate Justice Unity March. If have any of these items to loan to us for the duration of April 21-29, please contact Sarah@climatemarch.org. Industrial Shelving for the gear truck (already have) 3 Large Coolers for perishable food items Two-Burner Cook Stove Smaller Cook Stove Propane Tanks Storage Containers […]
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