(text below is taken from a press release from The Fallon Forum)
Two Americans who walked across U.S continue on to Paris
On 11 November (Veterans Day in the U.S.), two Americans who last year walked across the U.S. for action on climate change will set-out from the coast of Normandy, France, walking over 275 kilometers to arrive in Paris on 28 November for the start of the United Nations Climate Summit. The Summit is seen as pivotal if the nations of the world are to take effective, timely action to address climate change.
In 2014, Ed Fallon of Iowa and Steve Martin of Kentucky walked 5,000 kilometers across the United States with the Great March for Climate Action. The March was conceived by Fallon, a former Iowa lawmaker, as a dramatic way to build public awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis. A core group of about 35 marchers walked 25-30 kilometers six days a week for eight months, engaging thousands of Americans in one-on-one conversations about climate change. Fallon walked every step of the way. Martin diverted his walk to New York City and the People’s Climate March.