The Lorax Is Over It, and 12 Other Stirring Signs From the People’s Climate March

The Lorax Is Over It, and 12 Other Stirring Signs From the People’s Climate March

By: 
ICTMN Staff
9/30/14

 

The People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 was historic not only because of the huge volume of people who participated—400,000, according to organizers—but also because it signaled a recognition that Indigenous Peoples are not alone in their fight to keep Mother Earth habitable. 

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“Indigenous peoples all [speak many] different languages but in our meetings, we are speaking one language,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, quoting indigenous activist Tonya Gonnella Frichner in his opening statement at the recent World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. “Our relationship to Mother Earth is identical.”

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The signs carried at the march demonstrated that commonality, many of them with humor. Here is a selection of our favorites as we look back on what has come to be known as Climate Week. The march may be over, but the messages—and the work that must accompany them—carry on. A hat-tip to Mashable for ferreting out some of these gems, plus many more. 

Warning: Not all the language is pretty. Some of it veers into the graphic. 

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