White coats and rain coats lined the streets of cities across the U.S. in support of science on Saturday, including downtown Paducah. More than 80 people from western Kentucky braved the cold and damp weather to take part in a local march coinciding with the nationwide “March for Science.”
Members of Progressive Action Paducah sponsored the event that also included people from Calloway, Graves, Lyon and McCracken Counties. Paducah Recycle Now founder Merle Paschedag said the world is living in a limited resource environment.
“I'm hoping for a major change in thinking that will get us back to people running things instead of corporations and money.”
Paschedag said recycling should be available at every curbside in Paducah. Event speaker Carolyn Laster said people should be made to separate their trash and the city should implement a mandatory recycling program.
Other attendees marched to concerns over funding cuts to education, the environment and research.