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NJ Students Invite You to “March for Our Lungs” on May 18 in Ridgefield

Students all around NJ invite you to MARCH FOR OUR LUNGS to urge Gov. Murphy to reject the proposed fracked-gas Meadowlands Power Plant. In addition to impacting our local communities, this plant would be the biggest climate polluter in NJ! Our collective presence will show the governor that we need him to reject this dirty, dangerous and unnecessary power plant NOW before more permits for the plant get approved!

What: March 0.8 miles from Ridgefield Memorial High School to the site near the proposed power plant (behind the H-Mart in Ridgefield). Students will lead the way, but all ages are encouraged because we are stronger together!

When: Saturday, May 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • 1:00 to 1:30 pm – Start with rally at Ridgefield Memorial High School
  • 1:30 to 2:30 pm – March along Shaler Blvd. .8 mile
  • 2:30 to 3:00 pm – Closing rally near proposed power plant site at 175 Railroad Avenue (behind Broad Avenue H-Mart), Ridgefield

Where: Ridgefield Memorial High School, 555 Walnut St., Ridgefield, NJ


Other Considerations: Free parking at Ridgefield Memorial High School. Please carpool if you can! Also, we will have water bottle refill stations along the route so please bring a reusable water bottle! Interested in getting more involved and helping with the march? Email Cassandra:

See our Facebook event posting here.

Is your organization interested in cosponsoring this event? Click here to contact us.

Download the march flyer here. Or get the Spanish version or Korean version.

Download a PowerPoint presentation giving background for the march here.

See a SKIT you can modify for your town and perform at your school or at a rally here!

March co-sponsors:
Already Devalued and Devastated Homeowners of Parsippany
Bergen County Audubon Society

Bergen County Technical Schools Environmental Protection Initiative (EPI)
Bergen GreenFaith
Bus for Progress
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Central Jersey Environmental Defenders
Clean Water Action

The Climate Mobilization: Hoboken Chapter
Climate Reality Northern NJ Chapter

Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline NJ
Coalition to Ban Unsafe OilTrains
Coalition to Preserve the Palisades Cliffs
Displaced Homemakers Network of NJ, Inc.
Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition
Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
Food and Water Watch
Franciscan Response to Fossil Fuels
Hackensack Riverkeeper
Highland Park Ecology and Environment Group
Indivisible NJ 5th District; ATNJ Bergen

Jersey City Environmental Commission
JOLT Ridgewood

Leonia High School Environmental Club
New Jersey Sierra Club
New Jersey Tenants Organization
New Jersey-New York Awareness Project for Climate Justice
NJ State Industrial Union Council
NJ-08 For Progress

NJ5 Coalition
North Jersey Sierra Club
North NJ Chapter of Climate Reality
Northern NJ Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW)
Northjersey Pipeline Walkers
Occupy Bergen County
Our Revolution Essex County

Puffin Cultural Forum
Resistance Cafe

Ridgefield Memorial High School Environmental Club
Roseland Against the Compressor Station
Social Action Committee of Temple Emeth
Sunrise Movement JC, Saint Peter’s University
Sustainable Bergen
Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee
Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ

The Wei
Wind of the Spirit
WITS World Improvement by Tenafly Students

Women for Progress