Activists face record temperatures while walking 100 miles to White House in “Walk for our Grandchildren”
by Cassady Sharp
July 25, 2013
"I've walked thirty miles across Maryland the past three days in the middle of the worst heat wave of the year. The heat index has soared well above 100 each day, causing the corn fields and forests to shimmer in the distance. My feet, meanwhile, are so tender I've literaly begun applying duct tape to the balls of my feet to ward off blisters." These are the words of Mike Tidwell, Director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, who is joining 70 other activists as they participate in the "Walk for our Grandchildren." Their goal is pressure President Obama to say no to the Keystone pipeline and take real action on solving global warming. While walking 100 miles from Camp David, a presidential retreat in Maryland, all the way to the White House arriving at President Obama's doorstep this Friday, July 26th, they are facing record high temperatures. Read more from Mike's great account of the walk so far and how you can get involved! We'll be livetweeting as they roll into DC this Friday so follow us on Twitter @GreenpeaceUSA to get all the updates using the hashtag #walk4grandkids!