On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Greenwich will be the site of the a Children’s Environmental March.
This is a nonpartisan event that brings together families, children and students to celebrate the Earth on the same day as the Climate March in Washington D.C.
The Children’s Environmental March is a local and accessible alternative to the DC march and is tailored specifically to young people.
This is not a political protest, but rather a positive and festive forum in which young people and their families will express their feelings and hopes about the future of our Planet.
The tone of the event will be celebratory and fun. Prizes will be awarded for most creative posters and hats, made with natural or recycled materials and addressing environmental themes, such as Water Conservation, Clean Air, Wildlife Protection, Forest Conservation, etc. Participants can choose any theme they want, and express their views creatively.
The objective of this inaugural event is to encourage young people to become more aware of and involved in environmental policy.
This is the planet they will inherit, and they have the right to shape its future.
The first part of the event consists of a short rally in front of Town Hall, with speakers ranging in age from very young to adult. Then we will march to the Commons Park on Greenwich Ave for a festive conclusion, with activities, contests and prizes.
The Children’s Environmental March will empower young people and give them a voice.
Greenwich Town Hall, Saturday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.
More details on the organizer’s Facebook page @KidsEcoMarch