Several members of the Bergen, New York and Philadelphia Societies, and former members of the Essex Society marched in Philadelphia to advocate for Clean Energy on Sunday, July 24, 2016, the day before the Democratic National Convention opened. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the Democratic Party to make climate change and clean energy development a more central focus of their platform. We urged them to take swift action to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground by banning fracking for oil and gas, as well as other extreme energy extraction methods.
Ethical Culture members marched with other faith groups in 100 degree heat (see below). Bergen’s Lou Steinberg was a bus co-captain. Bergen members Janet Glass, Laszlo Berkovits and Joe Chuman also participated.