Community March in support of Earth Day and as a satellite to the National March for Science
Sedona AZ (April 10, 2017) – “March for the Earth; March for Science” will take place on April 22 from 1-3 PM in Sedona, to celebrate Earth Day and as a satellite march to the National March for Science and its over 400 satellite marches around the world, which occur the same day. Sedona’s marchers will step off from Creative Gateways, 45 Birch Blvd. off SR89A (across from Whole Foods) in West Sedona at 1PM and will march to Thai Spices, at 2611 SR89A.
Community Groups that support science, promote climate change awareness, and take part in environmental protection and education have been invited to participate and bring information related to those issues. “Earth Day is a perfect day for speaking about science,” said Michelle Grimm, one of the march organizers. “The way we study our planet and understand it is a great example of the value that science provides. Science tells us about the red earth under our feet and the stars above our heads. We need science to understand how to best protect our Mother Earth.” The Washington D.C. Science March is being co-organized with the National Earth Day Network.
The Sedona march is one of many taking place throughout Arizona and the country. The march aims to bring diverse groups of people together in an expression of climate change awareness, support for environmental protection, and for informed science as part of governmental policy making. It is being organized by the same coalition behind the Women’s March in Sedona, that had 1,500 hundred participants back in January.
The march is open to everyone. Signs will be available, but people are encouraged to bring their own, expressing positive messages in support of the Earth and Science.