Welcome to BCJN

Bronx Climate Justice North (BCJN) is a grassroots climate justice organization based in the North Bronx. We work for ‘climate justice’ because we understand that climate change arises not just from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities, but also from political and economic systems that create, perpetuate, and feed off of deep social and racial inequities.

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Addressing climate change requires profound political and economic shifts, not just technological fixes. We draw hope from this struggle, since fighting climate change creates opportunities to change our world for the better.

BCJN works in solidarity with partners around the borough, including Bronx Climate Justice, a coalition of environmental justice organizations in the South Bronx. We are also the Bronx affiliate of 350.org, the international climate mobilization organization.

BCJN is an advocacy and educational organization working for a rapid, just transition to 100% renewable energy in New York City and State by 2030. We work on urgent climate justice initiatives to improve the health and well-being of residents of the Bronx and beyond. Please explore our Energy Solutions, Food Justice, and Green Vision working groups.

The crisis of climate change reveals the profound interconnections among social issues and movements. If you are looking for a climate organization that recognizes that the roots of our country’s and our world’s environmental crises lie in the soil of social injustice, BCJN is your group. Stand with us as we work in solidarity with Standing Rock, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter, and countless other vital movements. Stand with us as we resist the abuses and dark vision of the Trump administration. We’re rising, in the Bronx, and  throughout our city and state, to build a greener, more democratic, and just world.

Bronx Climate Justice North ~ One Bronx, United for Climate Justice

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With warming, ‘The Future’ isn’t what it used to be. Photo taken near the Flatiron Building, NYC, during the 9/21/14 People’s Climate March (Credit: Joshua Bright, New York Times)

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PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH FOR JOBS AND JUSTICE

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 29, 2017

WE RESIST, WE BUILD, WE RISE

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New Yorkers understand the vital role of street activism. They know how to build movements for the long haul in their communities and beyond.

On Sept 21, 2014, nearly a half MILLION people, led by environmental justice youth and activists in the South Bronx, showed their determination to tackle climate change and demand action by their leaders at the People’s Climate March in New York City.

On April 29, 2017, you are needed again: this time, in the streets of Washington D.C. for the People’s Climate March for Jobs and Justice, being organized by a massive coalition of national and community groups under the banner of the People’s Climate Movement (PCM). The PCM is made up of many of the folks who organized the People’s Climate Marches in NYC and globally in 2014. You can find a list of People’s Climate Movement Steering Co. members HERE and a list of organizations endorsing the April 29 (A29) march (including BCJN) HERE.

There will be NO sister march in NYC or in other cities close to the Capitol. Massive numbers are needed in D.C. We need to show the Trump administration that traveling a few hundred miles is nothing compared to what they are doing to the environment and our children’s future.

However, if you are not on the East Coast within travel distance of Washington, you can find A29 (April 29) sister marches being organized elsewhere in the country by going HERE.

Throughout the first 100 days of the Trump administration, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

On April 29th, we will march for our families, for our air, water, and land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love. We will march for people on the front lines of climate change, who are being hit first and worst by climate disaster.

All together, in Washington D.C., we will rise as a global community.

Please reach out beyond activist circles, to people in schools, unions, faith communities, and more, and encourage them to join this massive day of peaceful action.

People’s Climate Movement National — A29 website

Facebook page for national A29 mobilization

People’s Climate Movement NY A29 website (details about the NYC mobilization including info about NYC buses going to DC)

Facebook page for NYC A29 mobilization

A29 Social Media:

Find the A29 march on Twitter: @Peoples_Climate

Hashtags: #ClimateMarch (also: #PeoplesClimate)

Bronx info:

For information about Bronx buses, and to help BCJN and other Bx groups mobilize our borough for the April 29 march, please email to: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

The work won’t be over when the march ends. To dig deep, and build the climate justice movement in the Bronx, NYC and beyond, please join Bronx Climate Justice North. Let us know you’d like to join our mailing list by emailing us at: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

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