Online video captures highlights of recent Climate March in Potsdam which drew nearly 400 participants
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:16 pm

 

Part of the crowd of 400 people who participated in the April 19 People’s Climate March in Potsdam in font of the US Post Office on Elm Street. North Country Matters filmed highlights of the march, the speeches and the event’s entertainment.

North Country Matters recorded the recent People’s Climate March in Potsdam.

Nearly 400 people gathered in Potsdam to demonstrate the importance of climate science in policymaking and learn about the issue.

One of at least 375 planned climate marches around the nation and the world, Potsdam marchers were joined by marchers in other locations, including several here in the NY 21 Congressional District. These included 700 in Glens Falls, 400 in Plattsburgh, 160 in Watertown and 64 in the Clifton-Fine area, for a total of 1,725 people in Rep. Elise Stefanik’s district. An additional 1,200 people marched in the Syracuse area.

The 34-minute video captures the highlights of the march, the speeches and the event’s entertainment. Among the speakers were Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at SLU, Dr. Jon Rosales, 116th Assemblywoman Addie Jenne, Rev. Deborah Packard from the Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, and Ginger Storey-Welch, leader of the North Country 350.org Alliance. The YouTube link for the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUMAgq-_4u8.

North Country Matters is a local public affairs video magazine now in its 13th year. The NCM civic partners working to educate North Country residents about critical public policy issues facing our region include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, and The Potsdam Public Library. The shows are filmed in the Fred W. Cleveland Computer Center at the Potsdam Library.

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