Play-In For Climate Action


Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Air pollution isn’t just unhealthy to breathe – it threatens our children’s future. That’s why moms across the country want to see meaningful action on climate.

On July 13, 2016 parents and kids from across the country will rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC to call for climate action. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids. We will show our support for slashing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. We will show our support for slashing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. And we will call for a renewable energy future. Moms know that kids can’t sit still, so we are ditching a traditional sit-in–and having our third annual Play-In.

JOIN US for fun activities for kids and a press conference, as we deliver a public message from families across the country: it’s time to get serious about climate change!

We’re pleased to announce, members of Guster will be in attendance!


  • Upper Senate Park
  • 200 New Jersey Ave
  • Washington, DC 20001

Click here for a map of the area.


  • 9:00 AM: Registration begins
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Family activities
    • 9:30 AM: Interfaith invocation with Rev. Dr. A. Lincoln James Jr., Richmond, Virginia
    • 9:35 AM: Children’s Yoga with Barbara of Be a Little Lotus Yoga, Norfolk, Virginia (stage area)
    • 9:45 AM: Puppet play with Spiral Q Puppet Theater (middle grassy lawn)
    • 9:45 AM: Playtime with Natalie Cronin, Tinker Tree Play/Care, New York, NY–activities for 3-year-olds and younger (side grassy lawn)
    • 9:45 AM: Hula Hooping (side grassy lawn)
    • 10:00 AM: Musical performance by Latin GRAMMY Award winner Mister G and Adam Gardner of Guster (stage area)
  • 10:30-11:00 AM: Press conference (stage)
    • Speakers:
    • Vanessa Hauc (MC), Telemundo Network Emmy Award winning Journalist
    • Adam Gardner, guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster, and his wife Lauren Sullivan, co-founders of Reverb
    • Dominique Browning, co-founder and senior director, Moms Clean Air Force
    • Dr. Heidi Cullen, Chief Scientist for Climate Central
    • Dr. Erica L. Holloman, Coalition Coordinator for the Southeast CARE Coalition
    • Casey Camp-Horinek, member of the Ponca nation of Oklahoma, actor, native rights activist and member of the Indigenous Environmental Network
    • Chamique Holdsclaw, Olympic gold medalist, basketball legend, and mental health advocate
    • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Senator Tom Udall (NM) (confirmed) and other Members of Congress (invited)


We are grateful to our partners. These groups are both national and local in scope, and represent parents, elders, youth, faith, healthcare providers, musicians, environmentalists, and more. We salute these wonderful organizations that represent a diversity of stakeholders and perspectives.

Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance For Climate Education
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments logo
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children's Environmental Health Network
Citizens' Climate Lobby, Washington, DC
climate mama logo
climate parents logo
Cool Mom
Dear Tomorrow
Defend Our Future
Elders Climate Action
Evangelical Environmental Network logo
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Green America
Green For All
Maryland Environmental Health Network
Mindful Healthy Life
Moral Action on Climate
National Hispanic Medical Association
No Planeta B
Our Kids' Climate
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Southeast Care Coalition
The National Solar Schools Consortium
Trinity Family Life Center
Utah Moms for Clean Air

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