A group of environmental activists rallied in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon to bring an end to climate change.

The rally celebrated two people from Charlottesville who finished "The March for Our Grandchildren" - a hike along the Appalachian Trail from Camp David to Washington D.C. They finished the march and phoned into the rally where supporters gave speeches and wrote messages on the free speech wall.

"I talk to people all the time and I don't have any grandchildren so I say to them, this is not self-interest - I'm not trying to work to protect my family - I don't have any grandchildren but you do. I'm working to protect your grandchildren and I hope you can join me," said rally organizer Glenn Short.

The marchers and their supporters in Charlottesville hope to persuade the president to veto an oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas.