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Bates Students make their voices heard at the People's Climate March

Bates makes history at People’s Climate March

Sixty students travel to NYC over the weekend

September 24, 2014

It’s rare to realize a particular point in time when one is making history. This past Sunday, Batesies had no doubt about it as they marched alongside a staggering 400,000 people down the streets of New York City in the People’s Climate March.

The People’s Climate March was a movement organized in anticipation of an UN summit meeting on climate change held Sept. 23.

Bates Energy Action Movement (BEAM) coordinated the trip. Students drove down to New York on Saturday in preparation for the march the following day. Bobcats from all class years stayed in different homes in and around the city; a Bowdoin student even offered to house some Batesies.

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