NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Preparations for this weekend’s People’s Climate March have reached a fever pitch.
WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond visited a warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn where artists made banners and floats for Sunday’s event.
“This is a little bit unusual. I don’t think it’s ever been done at this scale before,” march organizer Rachel Schragis said.
Schragis says artists are aimed at turning the march into a visual spectacle, “making a pageant or parade.”
Joel Stein of Brooklyn donated his time to the march preparations.
“I’m concerned about the future, I’m concerned about the future that my children will inherit, that my family will inherit,” he said.
“You are not doing enough,” Schragis said of the message she wants to send to world leaders. “We demand bold, global action on climate change.”
The march comes ahead of a climate change summit of world leaders at the United Nations and tens of thousands are expected to participate and wind their way through midtown Manhattan.
“The debate is over. We see by the outpouring and the variety of people who are so excited about this march, people do care. They get it, they’re concerned and they want to know what to do,” Schragis said.
The march will begin at Columbus Circle and end at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.
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