The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom

March 16-18

We all know the climate crisis is rapidly worsening, far outpacing progress toward a renewable and sustainable future. It’s time to stop the fossil-fuel industry and its allies from continuing to wreck our planet.

The Fossil Fuel Freedom March from Palo Alto to San Francisco aims to call attention to big banks — especially Wells Fargo — that are funding the continued development of fossil fuel pipelines.

The events start with an evening kick-off rally at Palo Alto’s Unitarian Church on Friday evening, March 15. The actual march starts from the Town & Country Center on El Camino in Palo Alto on Saturday morning, March 16, at 9am. It will culminate on Monday, March 18 at noon, with a demonstration at the headquarters of Wells Fargo, where protestors will request that “Oily Wells” become the nation’s first major bank to adopt a fossil-free portfolio. People may walk for any portion of the 34-mile route up El Camino to the Wells Fargo headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

Several of us from UU Redwood City are planning to march on Saturday from Palo Alto to San Carlos (7.1 miles, 9am – 12pm) or from San Carlos to San Mateo (6.8 miles, 1pm – 4pm), or both. Of course, we also hope to have a big crowd for the rally at Wells Fargo HQ (464 California Street in San Francisco) at noon on Monday.

Sign up now to march, sponsor a marcher, or volunteer to help in other ways: https://oilywells.com/

Please contact kayebonney@yahoo.com if you do sign up to march so we can arrange to walk together.

Or let me know if you want to shuttle the marchers to Palo Alto on Saturday morning as the first train doesn’t arrive in Palo Alto until 9:15am. We will carpool from the Community United Church of Christ at 1336 Arroyo Avenue in San Carlos to the Town & Country Center on El Camino in Palo Alto.