Hop on the bus! - Baltimore to NYC - September 17

Baltimore 350 and other groups will take to the streets of New York.

Join us!

March to End Fossil Fuels

Sunday, September 17

This September, the UN Climate Ambition Summit in New York will gather world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels.

‚ÄčThe March to End Fossil Fuels will start at 1:00 p.m. Sunday Sept 17 in Manhattan at the southeast corner of Central Park, and goes until about 4:00 p.m. Learn more on the FAQs page.

Who? Thousands will take to the streets of New York to demand President Biden take bold action to #End Fossil Fuels. Baltimore is coming together to mobilize for the march! Participating groups include Food and Water Watch/Action, Beyond Extreme Energy, Baltimore 350, Climate Reality Project, Extinction Rebellion, and others. The list of national partners is here.

How much does it cost? Riders are asked for a donation of $25 for the roundtrip, or $5 for a reduced price ticket, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. $25 per person will not cover the cost of chartering the bus, so we are also seeking donors who can make a larger contribution to help defray these expenses. (More info in the form below.)

Where do I catch the bus? The default pickup location is Penn Station, at 1500 N Charles St (21201). If hundreds of riders sign up, we will book more than one bus (@50 riders per bus). If more than one bus, there may be multiplr pickup locations in Baltimore. So tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your neighbors! Scroll down for more details.

Ready to hop on the bus? Amazing! Click on the Google form link below and fill in this form so we can be sure we have enough riders to reserve our bus(es), and it's on!

Google Bus Sign-up Form

To sign up for the bus to New York, Click here [bit.ly/bmoretoNYCmarch]
None of the info you enter on the form will be shared, except for the purpose of coordinating Greater Baltimore residents for the Sept 17 march in New York.

If you haven't already signed up with the March to End Fossil Fuels, please do! at endfossilfuels.us

Bus Details
What time do we leave Baltimore on Sunday Sept 17? Our default departure time is 7 a.m. This may be adjusted, depending on advice from our bus operator and march organizers. This will allow for some delays on the way, leave enough time to use public transit to get from the bus drop-off point to the march starting point, and give people time to coordinate meeting up with folks at the start of the march.

What time do we get back? 9-10 pm/TBD. The march is currently expected to end around 4 pm. If we leave at 5 pm, we should be back in Baltimore by ~9-10 pm. Sign up now to start receiving info and updates as they become available!

What about meals? None provided. Most likely buses will stop at a rest stop on the way back for dinner.

Is this the same as the Baltimore-Wilmington-Philadelphia bus that is listed on the endfossilfuels.us website? No, different bus! That bus is being organized by XR Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic Climate Coalition, and will pick up at Curtis Bay Rec Center. If you want to get on that bus instead, sign up at endfossilfuels.us bus

Questions about the bus trip(s) from downtown Baltimore?
Contact Baltimore organizers at Send Email [baltimoresept17@gmail.com]

Invest Environmentally Wise

In June, 2022, Kiplinger published a brief but excellent article, "Seven Smart tools for ESG Investors." (ESG - environment, social, governance) Check out some of these:

Check out the League of Conservation's Environmental Score Card for the Maryland Assembly at LCV Environmental Score Card

Learn how you can participate in the Sustainability Seal project. The project began in the fall of 2019 when Niamh, a life-long educator, took a Pachamama Alliance course on Project Drawdown whose mission is to literally draw down the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Among the solutions is the elimination of plastics made from petrochemicals. To learn more, visit the Sustainability Seal website.

"What Can I Do Now?" - A good question!

Check out some resources on our "What Can I Do?" page.

Sign up for clean Community Solar or Community Hydro energy. Check out Community Energy with 350

Drawdown: Getting into Action

Project Drawdown is a global research organization that reviews, analyzes, and identifies the most viable climate solutions. With the help of Lore Rosenthal from Greenbelt Climate Action/Pachamama Alliance, Baltimore 350 held a workshop series (when people used to be able to hold in-person meetings!) to explore local initiatives such as:
  • Promote aforestation (urban tree canopy)
  • Save money by using clean energy (community solar)
  • Reduce waste though composting and effective food management
  • Eliminate single-use plastics/Bioplastics
At the conclusion, the group enjoyed a light dinner and shared the climate solutions they worked on.

October 5 - Drawdown Session Two

September 21 - Drawdown Session One

Visit the Project Drawdown website https://www.drawdown.org/ to learn more about 100 solutions for reversing global warming.

Click the map for directions to First and St. Stephens United Church of Christ located on 6915 York Road, Towson Maryland, 21212.

Maryland is a Frack Free State because of concerned citizens like you!