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From Walk to Paris: Day 16 blog:

Click here to watch video of confrontation of demonstrators with police.

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From Walk to Paris: Day 15 blog:

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From Walk to Paris: Day 14 blog:

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The planet is in our hands.

The planet is in our hands.

We will not be able to say to our children that we didn't know.

We will not be able to say to our children that we didn’t know.

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From Walk to Paris: Day 13 blog:

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From Walk to Paris: Day 12 blog:

Our first sign for Paris . . .

Our first sign for Paris . . .

. . . on a mud and grass pathway.

. . . on a mud and grass pathway.

Cover crops are on most fields in Normandy.

Cover crops are on most fields in Normandy.

Frost on the crops

Frost on the crops

From Walk to Paris: Day 11 blog:

One of many small, historic villages along the route.

One of many small, historic villages along the route.

Cover crops are on most fields in Normandy.

Cover crops are on most fields in Normandy.

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From Walk to Paris: Day 10 blog:

Not much urban sprawl in Normandy, with crops growing right up to houses.

Not much urban sprawl in Normandy, with crops growing right up to houses.

So much local food in France, including direct marketing of beef.

So much local food in France, including direct marketing of beef.

From Walk to Paris: Day 9 blog:

Des Moines tea!

Des Moines tea!

View across the yard at one of our overnight accommodations.

View across the yard at one of our overnight accommodations.

A real doorbell, complete with frog.

A real doorbell, complete with frog.

I did not expect to have maple syrup and pancakes on this trip!

I did not expect to have maple syrup and pancakes on this trip!

From Walk to Paris: Day 8 blog:

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From Walk to Paris: Day 7 blog:

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From Walk to Paris: Day 4 blog:

"I'm dining well!" says Ed about this delicious and affordably-priced meal of mostly local foods.

“I’m dining well!” says Ed about this delicious and affordably-priced meal of mostly local foods.

Ed meets a bumper crop of sugar beets.

Ed meets a bumper crop of sugar beets.

France also suffers from rural decay. Steve in front of crumbling out buildings.

France also suffers from rural decay. Steve in front of crumbling out buildings.

From Walk to Paris: Day 2 blog:

A Canadien tank-monument

A Canadien tank-monument

German pill boxes rained death upon Allied soldiers.

German pill boxes rained death upon Allied soldiers.

Rose hip

Rose hip

Our trail through the dunes, above the Normandy strand

Our trail through the dunes, above the Normandy strand

From Walk to Paris: Day 1 blog:

The first steps on the road to COP21

The first steps on the road to COP21

Steve and Ed with Josianne Rudd-Guillemette and Sandrine Paunet at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Steve and Ed with Josianne Rudd-Guillemette and Sandrine Paunet at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Ed and Steve on Omaha Beach, standing in front of the memorial.

Ed and Steve on Omaha Beach, standing in front of the memorial.

Amy Swanson Salmon in front of her 800-year old home

Amy Swanson Salmon in front of her 800-year old home

From the Great March for Climate Action:

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The gear truck that hauled marchers tents and bags.

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Marchers crossing New Mexico, May, 2014.

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Steve Martin at the pilgrim’s statue at El Sanctuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

The Climate March enters Colorado with an overnight stop at Fort Garland.

The Climate March enters Colorado with an overnight stop at Fort Garland.

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Ed & Steve in silhouette, walking through the Colorado Rockies.

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Ed pauses for a break during the Great March for Climate Action.

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Ed & Steve in Washington, DC on the last day of the 3,000 mile Great March for Climate Action.

From the Iowa Pipeline Walk:

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The weather during Ed’s solo pipeline walk was often very challenging.

Windmill, Alta

Wind turbines now produce 30% of Iowa’s electricity.

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Ed pauses for a break at an abandoned farmstead in central Iowa, April 2015.

The Sun setting due west on the spring equinox as I prepare to cross into Story County.

The Sun setting due west on the spring equinox as Ed prepares to cross into Story County, Iowa, March 2015.

My silhouette as the Sun sinks near Maxwell.

Ed’s silhouette as the Sun sinks near Maxwell, Iowa, March 2015.

The final mile

The final mile of Ed’s 400-mile walk along the path of a proposed oil pipeline in Iowa.

Where the pipeline would cross the Big Sioux River from South Dakota

Where the pipeline would cross the Big Sioux River from South Dakota

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