JP residents at the People's Climate March, September 2014

People’s Climate March, NYC: Jamaica Plain Was There

Hundreds of Jamaica Plain residents were among the estimated 400,000 participants in this weekend's People's Climate March in New York City. Here is a roundup of photos from JP people and organizations who made the trip. [View the story "Jamaica Plain Represents at Climate March" on Storify] [selfie]


The People’s Climate March, as Seen By One JP Photographer

Here's a rare not-in-JP Photo of the Day. Hundreds of JP residents, including photographer and real estate agent William Brokhof, traveled to New York City over the weekend to be among the estimated 400,000 participants in the People's Climate March. Here, marchers dance in the streets. Brokhof shared this and other shots in a Flickr album documenting his family's experience. [selfie]

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News

Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr

Tag a picture on Instagram with #02130News


Letter: Join Hundreds of JP Residents at The People’s Climate March

Dear Neighbors,

Some of you may know me through my house, JP Green House. My family and I built one of the first “carbon neutral” houses in Jamaica Plain—rehabbing a hundred-year-old corner store in the Woodbourne neighborhood. With the addition of solar panels this year, we are now “energy positive”—the house creates more energy than it uses. We also grow all our own produce in our backyard organic garden. (You’re welcome to get the whole story on our website at

I created this project as a demonstration of how it could be possible to live on less, because I’m a climate activist, and I know that’s where we’re heading.