Running for Our Lives: Relay Race from the Arctic to Paris Asks Leaders to Step It Up on Climate

↑ As the climate summit in Paris approaches, hundreds of athletes are putting their foot down (quite literally) and demanding bold action by running to the historic conference. The “Run for Your Life” relay race kicked off Monday in Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden and well within the Arctic Circle. It will wend through northern Europe and finish in Paris just in time for the start of COP21.

Cameras will be rolling 24 hours a day, capturing every icy step of the more than 4,000-kilometer journey (about 2,500 miles) and the personal stories from the participants about why they’re legging it. Talk about a climate movement.

This post first appeared at OnEarth.
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