Thousands Of People Across The Country Marched For Our Planet On Saturday

mbg Contributor By Leigh Weingus
mbg Contributor
Leigh Weingus is a New York City based freelance journalist writing about health, wellness, feminism, entertainment, personal finance, and more. She received her bachelor’s in English and Communication from the University of California, Davis.

On Saturday, April 29, thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. to show their enthusiasm for saving the planet and strongly encourage the current administration to keep the environment and climate change in mind when creating legislation and rolling back environmental measures.

While the biggest crowds were in the nation's capital—thousands marched from the capitol to the White House—rallies happened in cities all over the country. At mbg, we were holding down the fort in New York City.

Celebrities who have long been supporters of the environment, like Leo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Jared Leto, and Richard Branson all made appearances.

“I want to make a statement. I’m showing my daughters we can believe in something and express what we believe in,” Scott Trexler, a father came with one of his daughters and a church group from Rocky Ridge, Md., told the New York Times. “I believe the environment is important for my daughters and future generations."

One thing's for sure: The people made their voices heard!

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