1. Various of marchers, with signs and placards stating "We Rise for Survival"
2. SOUNDBITE (English) May Boeve, 350.org, Executive Director:
"So today's is called "Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice." And here in San Francisco there were 30000 people marching. And it was one of 800 events all over the world in 95 countries that took place from Paris to Brussels to the capital of Uganda. There were people all over the world marching today.".
3. Various of marchers
4. SOUNDBITE (English) May Boeve, 350.org, Executive Director:
"In four days here in San Francisco, The Global Climate Action Summit is going to take place and there have been many climate summits with a lot of rhetoric, but not enough commitment. And "Rise" is all about calling on our elected officials to do more. It's been a summer of devastating impacts of climate change from wildfires right here in California. To drought, to rising sea levels, to epic flooding in many parts of the world. And we know we need our leaders to do. We need to transition off of fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy and do that in a way that prioritizes workers and racial and economic justice."
5.Various of marchers
6. SOUNDBITE (English) May Boeve, 350.org, Executive Director:
"We're sending this message globally. That's why "Rise" a global mobilization to all of our elected officials, it's time to go fossil free, to move our economy off of fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy and combat the worst impacts of climate change."
30,000 people took to the streets of San Francisco as part of the "Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice" march.
A massive crowd marched from the Embarcadero Plaza to Civic Center, demanding racial and economic justice, an end to fossil fuel production, and a just transition to 100% renewable energy that supports workers and communities.
In California, these demands were put to Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit -- a meeting of public officials and corporate executives from around the world.
March organizers urged support for community-led solutions, starting in places most impacted by pollution and climate change.
At Civic Center, the march concluded with the creation of the largest street mural of all time made with charcoal from areas in California impacted by wildfires.
May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, one of 300 groups that organized today's march, "it's time to go fossil free, to move our economy off of fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy and combat the worst impacts of climate change," she said.
The march brought together people from across California, the U.S., and around the world, including those facing health impacts associated with oil & gas production; those recovering from the devastation of the state's worsening wildfires; those working to resist the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure; and those advocating for and building solutions to the climate crisis within their communities.
Boeve said today's march in San Francisco "was one of 800 events all over the world in 95 countries that took place from Paris to Brussels to the capital of Uganda."
Supported by more than 300 organizations, the march contingents included environmental and climate justice organizations, communities of faith, immigrant justice organizations, Indigenous-led groups, labor organizations, youth, and many more.