Why am I joining the Great March? Every person makes a difference in everything, through action or inaction. Mother Earth is being poisoned, abused, and ravaged. The Great March is counteracting some of the inattention, apathy, and short-sightedness that are destroying beautiful, life-giving Mother Earth. The rapid changes that are happening to Earth’s climate will take a long time to slow down—like a fast-moving locomotive—even if the brake were set right now. However, that unfortunate fact is all the more reason for the attentive, caring, long-sighted people to do what we can as soon as we can to slow the rate of devastation, and also begin some reparation. If enough of us join forces, and persuade others to care more and do more, then together in creative cooperation we will be able to decrease the potential loss of coastlines, and decrease the potential loss of plant and animal species, and decrease the strife arising as people and other creatures compete for habitat and food. Besides, I am looking forward to being in the company of the people who care.
Additional Equipment Needs for the March:
Solar Generator ($500/month)
This unit provides electricity to all electronic devices on the march. This includes but is not limited to: cell phones, laptops, tablets and sleeping devices. One man needs the electricity for his sleep apnea machine and it keeps him alive. And, marchers use their mobile devices to write blogs, letters to the editors and more. The solar generator is an absolutely imperative piece of equipment for the March, and donations to keep it are needed.
Pretty simple. Food keeps people alive. They eat oatmeal often for breakfast. Sandwiches for lunch, and a nice dinner. It also keeps their spirits up when they have something nice!
This vehicle is needed to transport water and food. They are currently renting a truck at $500/week and plan to purchase one soon, but need funds for it.