the climate miles
From 1-28 November 2015, Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma walked 580 kilometers from Utrecht to the COP21 in Paris. Every day she was accompanied by a special guest, who left behind a milestone with a message. Through the Climate Miles, we are telling the world that the time to act is now!
After 28 days, and more than 580 kilometers, The Climate Miles ended on the steps of the Sacre Coeur in Paris. It was an extremely special march from Utrecht to Paris, in which more than 2000 people walked with us for a day or more. Along the way, and in our evening ‘Walkshows’, we spoke with all kinds of people about the urgency of climate change and the many possible solutions. Along the way, new coalitions were formed, and people came up with all kinds of new ideas.
Check out our campaign website www.theclimatemiles.nl/en for more information!
walk with us
Anyone can join the The Climate Miles, whether it’s for a day, a few days, or the entire month. Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma will be out in front, leading the way. Comedians, athletes, students, parents, and professors will join us as we walk. Every day we’ll visit inspiring initiatives, meet interesting people, and cover approximately 20 kilometers. Our route will take us past various train stations, so joining in later will be easy.
By walking to Paris with as many people as possible, we are calling attention to the actions that are needed to avert dangerous climate change and keep the planet safe for future generations.
Together, we can show the world that the time to take action is now.