Today, people in 181 countries are coming together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people are gathering to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.

AndaPR and Behind the Green Scene joined other organizations and individuals at Justin Herman Plaza, in San Francisco, CA, in a show of support.

Visit Behind the Green Scene for a look at some of today’s photos.

Next week, the U.S. Senate environment panel will begin hearings on a major climate bill, with an eye to voting on the legislation in November,  Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said late Tuesday. Boxer, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a press briefing the legislation’s allocation of emission credits to affected industries and consumers would largely resemble the House version. The so-called allowances structure was one of the most hotly negotiated provisions in the House and also poses to be a point of contention in the Senate. Read moreabout the October 27 climate bill hearing.