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Granite Staters Travel To New York City For Climate Change Demonstration

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Via Creative Resistance
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More than two hundred New Hampshire residents are headed to New York City Sunday for a massive climate change demonstration.

Organizers of the People’s Climate March – which include environmental advocacy groups, labor unions, and religious organizations – think anywhere from one to four hundred thousand people could be in attendance.

From the Granite State there are 3 full charter buses leaving from Concord,  another two are coming from Maine to pick up folks in Portsmouth.

Cathy Goldwater, chair of the environmental group 350 New Hampshire, says the planning for this event began in April.

"The buzz just built and built and I’m still getting calls for people who are looking for a bus seat from New Hampshire."

Goldwater says one bus will be filled with high school students, organized by a Concord high school junior.

The march is timed to coincide with a United Nation climate summit, which will be attended by as many as 120 heads of state, and is taking place during the week.

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.

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