People’s Climate March- Central New York

April 29th, 2017

Franklin Square Park to the Inner Harbor Amphitheater via the Creek Walk (11:00am-2:00pm)

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Why we’re marching:

There is no denying it:

This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, the struggles for justice and peace, and more.

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Our Platform:

Though there are many aspects of Climate Change that need to be addressed, members from the CCAA have agreed to support and have adopted the platform created by the People’s Climate Movement in Washington D.C., for our sister march taking place in Central New York.

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Location, Map, Transport, Parking and More:

Gather with us at 11:00 a.m. in Franklin Square Park, Syracuse, NY 13204. We will march from there to the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204, where we will rally from noon to 2:00 p.m.

The total march distance is a little under 3/4 of a mile. We will march along the Onondaga Creekwalk for most of the way.  Our route is wheelchair, stroller, and wagon friendly. Accessibility parking will be available at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater Parking lot!

CCAA encourages attendees to seek low-carbon transportation to the event:

  • Plan your walk, cycle, or bus route using Google Maps (that’s right, Centro bus schedules are now on Google Maps!).  Cyclists are welcome to walk with their bikes during the march.
  • Fill your vehicle or find a ride using our event carpool page*

Looking for the designated parking spots? Head towards the March start (Franklin Square, Syracuse, NY 13204) or the rally point (Inner Harbor Amphitheater W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204) and you will be directed by volunteers to the appropriate parking locations!

DestinyUSA parking is a short distance away and is connected to the Creekwalk should parking immediately close to the site fill up (or you want more of a walk!).

Click here to read more about transportation and parking for the event.

* We set up this carpool page for the event due to strong demand.  Drivers and riders are responsible for their own safety.



Thanks to all of our sponsors who have contributed this event.

Atmosphere Level Sponsors:

Terrestrial Level Sponsors:

Martha Viglietta (Manlius, NY)

Marine Level Sponsors:

Clean Communities of Central New York

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Pterapod Level Sponsors:

People for Animal Rights of CNY

North Country 350


CNY Solidarity

Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center

Onondaga Earth Corps

Peter Wirth (Fayetteville, NY)


If you or your organization would like to help us by sponsoring this event or partnering with us, click here to contact us! We’ll be in contact with you shortly with details of how you can help.

Social Media:

Join our event and invite your friends on Facebook! 

If you don’t have a Facebook, you can also RSVP or share our event by going here! Action Network: People’s Climate March- CNY

Use the Hashtag #climatemarchcny or #peoplesclimatecny to follow along and use them to make it a trending topic!

Where else can you find cool content about our event? Check out one of these many social media sites that we’ll be posting updates about the People’s Climate March- CNY and more!

Speakers/Music/Tables and more!


  • David Alicea Upstate Senior Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign
  • Dr. Jamie S. Bodenlos, Associate Professor in Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Dr. Colin Beier, Associate Professor of Ecology, Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management at SUNY ESF
  • Peter F. Cannavò, Associate Professor of Government and Director of Environmental Studies, Hamilton College
  • Ethan Bodnaruk-Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Religions for Peace
  • David Driesen a Professor at Syracuse University College of Law on behalf of CNY Solidarity Coalition
  • Elizabeth Grace Ferguson- High School Senior at Tully High School
  • Dick Degraff – Owner of Grindstone Farms
  • Chris Carrick, Energy Program Manager- Representing the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board
  • Marie Sansone- Syracuse Native and former Acting Director for the District of Columbia’s Environmental Health Administration
  • Peter Wirth-Community Member and CCAA Member
  • Jessica Maxwell-Board Member for the Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)
  • Susanne Farrington- Community Member and Amateur Poet
  • Freida Jacques- Onondaga Nation’s Turtle Clan Mother


  • Featured Artist: Colleen Kattau
  • Riverstone Trio
  • Dream Freedom Resistance

Food Trucks:

  • Salt City Food Truck
  • That’s What’s Up!


  • Alchemical Nursery
  • Alliance for a Green Economy
  • Apex Solar
  • Bike CNY
  • Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • Clean Communities of CNY
  • CNY Solidarity
  • CNYSolar
  • Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center
  • Halco Energy
  • Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (Noon)
  • Nickels Energy Solutions
  • NY-Geo
  • Onondaga Earth Corps
  • Renissance HVAC
  • Sierra Club – Beyond Coal
  • SolarizeCNY
  • Syracuse Cultural Workers

How can I or my organization get involved?

We’re looking for volunteers for this event! Help us make this event run smoothly.

If you’re interested in volunteering, Click here to contact us! We’ll be in contact with you shortly with details of how you can help.


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