The March for Science, (https://www.marchforscience.com/) planned for next Saturday, April 22nd 2017, is a nonpartisan expression in favour of science by the scientific community and its supporters all over the word. More than that, it aims at defending the essential role science plays in our life. It is about how we all need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the planet, our societies, and their place in the universe. It should contribute to a more scientifically sound policy and decision making towards a more sustainable future.
The International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE) expresses its strongest support for this crucial initiative. We support science, the diverse scientists who practice it, and the knowledge that arises from its practice, which all contribute to supporting life on our planet. Given recent trends towards reduction of scientific research budgets and increasingly vocal efforts to discredit scientific discoveries in the US and other countries, it is vital that we raise and unite our voices on April 22nd and express our support for the people and the practice of science. We encourage people to join marches around the world or through social media. If you march (or even if you don’t), join in on the event this Saturday by posting pictures of 'March for Science' posters and use the hashtag #MarchforScience. Further, if you tag @INNGEcologist, INNGE can help spread experiences of marching early career scientists and practitioners.