IDEAS For Us | October 7, 2015

People’s Climate Continues Movement with Over 100 Events on Oct. 14

The People’s Climate Movement and others are calling for a National Day of Action Wednesday, October 14 to demand bold action on the climate crisis. There are already over 100 confirmed actions around the United States. Which one will you be at? Click here to find an action near you and join ‪#‎peoplesclimate‬


Leaders from IDEAS headquarters in Orlando, Florida will be participating in the rally below.


October 8th, 2015
Contact: Christina M. Hernandez
[email protected], 813-300-4737

Orlando Climate Movement Coalition Unites to Demand Climate Change Action from Elected Officials

Coalition to Host March & Rally in Downtown Orlando as Part of October 14th National Day of Action

ORLANDO, Fla. – One year after the historic People’s Climate March, when 400,000 people crowded the streets of New York City, a coalition of over a dozen Central Florida community organizations, faith leaders, business owners, and artists will gather as part of a 100 city National Day of Action for a series of events, including a rally and march, to demand real climate action from local, state, and federal elected officials.

“Florida is the most vulnerable state in the nation when it comes to climate change,” states Yulissa Arce, Climate Change Program Manager for the Florida Institute of Reform and Empowerment, a leading Orlando Climate Movement partner organization. “Our leaders must stop denying our climate reality and act to provide real solutions and energy alternatives for Floridians whose communities and livelihood are at risk.”

The coalition will present a list of climate demands including an equitable path to a minimum of 50% renewable energy in the state of Florida by 2030, linking local action to global action expected in Paris this December at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

A rally and march composed of coalition and community members, students, faith leaders, and local artists will take place the following day, Wednesday, October 14th, beginning at Senator Marco Rubio’s Downtown Orlando office at 5:30pm and ending around Lake Eola. The march and rally will feature climate-inspired artwork created by local partners and activists.

Event flyer with all partner organizations attached. For media confirmations and additional inquiries, click here.

People’s Climate Movement Orlando Events 10/13-10/14:

WHAT: Orlando Climate Movement Press Conference
WHO: Orlando Climate Movement Coalition & Community Leaders
WHEN: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 12:30pm
WHERE: Senator Marco Rubio’s Office, 201 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

WHAT: Orlando Climate Movement March & Rally
WHO: Orlando Climate Movement Coalition & Community Leaders
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 5:30pm
WHERE: Begin at Senator Marco Rubio’s Office, 201 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801; End at Lake Eola


Orlando Climate Movement is a coalition of Central Florida non-profits, community organizations, faith leadership, businesses, and activists committed to advocating for substantial climate action in Florida and beyond from local, state, and federal elected officials.