"Action is the Antidote to Despair" - Edward Abbey

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

#FridaysforFuture Climate Strike

Climate First! will be joining the students tomorrow, Friday, August 23, 2019, in their "#Fridays for Future" climate strike at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we support this world-wide student movement which has brought critically needed momentum to the drive to save the Earth's climate.  

What: "#Fridays for Future" Climate Strike
When: Friday, August 23, 2019, 12 noon to 3 pm
Where: U.S. Capitol, First Street, SE, Washington, D.C.   
Misc. info: This event goes forward rain or shine. Dress for weather. Make a sign if you can. To find us, look for our large Climate First! banner. 

If questions, contact Ted at tconwell@climatefirst.us; (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Takoma Park, Maryland

Takoma Park Folk Festival

The 40th annual Takoma Park Folk Festival is coming on Sunday, September 8, 2019, and Climate First! will be there again! With  musicians at numerous stages, fun activities for the kids, local artisans, interesting nonprofits, and tasty food vendors, Takoma Park's iconic Folk Festival is always a well-attended community event. 

When: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday, September 8, 2019.
Where: Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD. Metro info: Take Red Line to Takoma Metro stop, then walk 20 min to the Middle School.  
Misc: For more info, go to Folk Festival.

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Silver Spring, MD

Global Climate Strike

In response to the impending climate crisis, young students around the world will be making their demands known this September during the week-long Global Climate Strike. Join Climate First! and others on Friday, September 20th, as we show our support for our Montgomery County, Maryland, "climate strikers" before they head to Washington, D.C. to demand climate action NOW!

In our supportive direct action, we will surround the Silver Spring, MD, Metro station entrance with a #ClimateStrike human banner, and hear from the young students. We'll then join the students in boarding a train to Washington, D.C. in order to attend the D.C. Climate Strike march, which starts at 11 am, at the White House. 

What: MoCo Student Climate Strikers Rally
When: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 9 am
Where: Silver Spring Metro Station, 8400 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 
Misc.: For more info and/or to sign-up for the rally, go here. The rally is a nonviolent direct action where there is no intent to get arrested.

If questions, contact Ted at tconwell@climatefirst.us or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Clarendon, VA

Clarendon Day

Climate First! will be tabling at "Clarendon Day", an Arlington, VA street festival that has been around for over 20 years. The festival will have several music stages, a large kid’s area, arts and crafts, business and nonprofit exhibitors, delicious food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and lots more.

When: 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday, September 21, 2019.
Where: Clarendon, VA 
Misc: For more info, go to Clarendon Day 2019.

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 06:00 AM

D.C. Climate Strike

In support of the youth-led Global Climate Strike, the Extinction Rebellion DC, 350 DC, and other groups will be organizing to shut-down traffic in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2019. They intend to block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, and bring the whole city to a gridlocked standstill.

Parents, workers, college students, retirees, and others are asked to skip work, school, and put-off other responsibilities to take part in a nonviolent direct action to convince our leaders to take action to address the impending climate crisis. 

What: D.C. Climate Strike
When: 6 am to 11:30 pm, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Where: Strategic areas in and around Washington D.C. 
Misc: For further info, go to here and here. To attend an introductory meeting on Wed., August 28th, go here.

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Washington, DC

Global Climate Strike

Join Climate First! in Washington, D.C. as we join hands with millions around the world in a Global Climate Strike for the second straight Friday. Details will be posted in the near future.

For general info, go to Global Climate Strike.

Sunday, October 06, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park Street Festival

The 38th annual Takoma Park Street Festival is coming on Sunday, October 6, 2019, and Climate First! will be tabling again! With impassioned music, fun activities for the kids, local artisans, interesting nonprofits, and tasty food vendors, the Street Fest is always one of the most well-attended events in the Washington, D.C. region. 

When: 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.
Where: On Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD, 3 blocks from Takoma Metro (Red Line). 
Misc: For more info, go to TP Street Fest.