Grandparents are taking to the streets this week in a walk to raise awareness of the need to act on climate change issues now — for the sake of our grandchildren.

The 2013 Walk For Our Grandchildren is the brainchild of a small but passionate group of climate activists from North Carolina. The march itself began in Camp David in Maryland over the weekend with a handful of walkers. Those walkers were joined by dozens more today in Harper's Ferry, W.Va. And by the time the walk gets to its final destination — the White House, on July 27 — its organizers expect to host a crowd of thousands.  

Check out their inspirational video:

The walk will conclude at the White House on Saturday with a ceremony and rally calling upon President Obama to take action on climate change and specifically to stop the Keystone XL project.

For more info about the walk, including route info and how to support the efforts of these dedicated grandparents (and their grandchildren,) check out the Walk For Our Grandchildren webpage.  

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