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The People's Climate March

The People's Climate March

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I went to the People's Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29th. I live in the District, so it was easy to hop on a bike and pedal down to the National Mall. My partner's family flew in from California, though, and there were plenty of other out-of-towners who also made the trip to show protest the current administration's failure to address climate change. Appropriately, it was an unseasonably warm day. Sustainable water coolers were out in full force, and so were lots of vegans! Read on for photos and descriptions of my favorite signs of the day. 

 With my sign at the start of the March! I reused a cardboard box and then recycled the sign.

With my sign at the start of the March! I reused a cardboard box and then recycled the sign.

 I found the vegan contingent within five minutes of arriving on the National Mall. There were lots of vegans scattered around, but this is the largest group I met. They were so friendly - seems like vegans usually are, in my experience. I loved the animal rights focus as well as the environmentalism in their messages.

I found the vegan contingent within five minutes of arriving on the National Mall. There were lots of vegans scattered around, but this is the largest group I met. They were so friendly - seems like vegans usually are, in my experience. I loved the animal rights focus as well as the environmentalism in their messages.

 This vegan was more serious than the first group, but don't let his intensity fool you - he was incredibly friendly. I wish I'd asked where he got his t-shirt!

This vegan was more serious than the first group, but don't let his intensity fool you - he was incredibly friendly. I wish I'd asked where he got his t-shirt!

 I was so happy that the organizers didn't provide plastic water bottles for mass consumption. They're important for emergencies and medic tents, but there's no reason to produce so much trash for general usage. My partner and I made three runs to these water towers before the March even started; it was a scorcher. The water was crisp and chilled, much to our pleasant surprise.

I was so happy that the organizers didn't provide plastic water bottles for mass consumption. They're important for emergencies and medic tents, but there's no reason to produce so much trash for general usage. My partner and I made three runs to these water towers before the March even started; it was a scorcher. The water was crisp and chilled, much to our pleasant surprise.

 We saw quite a few people in their fifties and sixties there - way to show out, baby boomers! They had some of the best signs, too.

We saw quite a few people in their fifties and sixties there - way to show out, baby boomers! They had some of the best signs, too.

 Simple, yet elegant.

Simple, yet elegant.

 This was one of the more beautiful and artistic signs I saw at the March.

This was one of the more beautiful and artistic signs I saw at the March.

 Climate change is no laughing matter, but this guy cracked me up. I appreciated his levity. Also, I definitely need a bandana for protests this summer. They'll keep you cool and can serve as a breathing aid if police use tear gas or pepper spray. (There was no law enforcement presence at the Climate March, though.)

Climate change is no laughing matter, but this guy cracked me up. I appreciated his levity. Also, I definitely need a bandana for protests this summer. They'll keep you cool and can serve as a breathing aid if police use tear gas or pepper spray. (There was no law enforcement presence at the Climate March, though.)

 Clark Kent was vegan.

Clark Kent was vegan.

 I loved this woman's handmade outfit and her message.

I loved this woman's handmade outfit and her message.

 This sign was in front of me for much of the March down Pennsylvania Avenue and reminded me to ground myself.

This sign was in front of me for much of the March down Pennsylvania Avenue and reminded me to ground myself.

 In a sea of punny signs, this one stood head and tentacles above the rest.

In a sea of punny signs, this one stood head and tentacles above the rest.

 This mock pipeline was at least twenty feet long.

This mock pipeline was at least twenty feet long.

 Sometimes, carrying a piece of the earth is a statement in an of itself. I wonder what type of plant this is - anybody know?

Sometimes, carrying a piece of the earth is a statement in an of itself. I wonder what type of plant this is - anybody know?

 We were starving after the March, so we stopped by one of our fave vegan spots in DC: HipCityVeg. They started in Philadelphia and expanded to DC last year, and I couldn't be happier they did. The restaurant was filled to the brim with vegan marchers, which created a fun community vibe. I ordered their famous "Groothie" (green smoothie) and used my own metal straw. All their packaging is compostable. It was the perfect way to end the day!

We were starving after the March, so we stopped by one of our fave vegan spots in DC: HipCityVeg. They started in Philadelphia and expanded to DC last year, and I couldn't be happier they did. The restaurant was filled to the brim with vegan marchers, which created a fun community vibe. I ordered their famous "Groothie" (green smoothie) and used my own metal straw. All their packaging is compostable. It was the perfect way to end the day!

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