WILMINGTON — More than 200,000 people marched for Climate, Jobs and Justice in the heat of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 29. Thousands marched in a snowstorm in Denver. And there were 370 sister marches coast to coast, marching for protecting the planet, addressing climate change, and expressing alarm at the environmental agenda of those currently in positions of power in Washington.
Here in Wilmington, some 20 marchers waited out a thunderstorm that had brought nearly three inches of rain before marching around the Clinton County Courthouse.
A sixth-generation farmer and agriculture student at Wilmington College held a sign that said “Climate Matters to Farmers and Everybody.” Another WC student who is planning to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps carried a sign that read “Make America Beautiful Again.” Other messages included “There is no Planet B”, “Truth Matters”, “Save the EPA”, “Save the USDA”, “Global Warming is not a Hoax”, “I’m With Her” (Mother Earth), and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
The local march was organized by ACT, the Alliance for Compassion and Truth.