How criminalizing protests stifles climate justice

Published on November 30th, 2022 | by

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The past five years have been a watershed moment for protest and organizing in the U.S. High-profile grassroots campaigns against pipelines, in defense of Black lives, and for a transition to sustainable energy production and use have shaped and molded policy—but not always as intended. A legislative backlash has followed each wave of grassroots powers, […]

Carbon Capture? More pipelines are NOT the answer to stopping climate change

Published on November 30th, 2022 | by

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On Monday, 30 groups sent a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requesting that the federal agency issue an advisory to states recommending that they refrain from permitting any new carbon dioxide pipelines until the PHMSA regulations are final. Groups also requested that the agency hold a public meeting on the urgent […]

Today’s Action: Make calls for a climate-friendly Senate! Georgia run-off is in one week!

Published on November 29th, 2022 | by

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Just ONE week before the Georgia runoff election to re-elect Senator Raphael Warnock, we are hosting a MILLION DIAL Day of Action where we attempt to make 1 million dials to 1 million Georgia voters. We need all hands on deck to hit our goal and talk to voters about the runoff election happening on […]

Facing another climate-induced coral bleaching event, Great Barrier Reef needs global protection

Published on November 29th, 2022 | by

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Because Australia’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef from damages wrought by the fossil fuel-driven climate crisis, pollution, and overfishing are falling short, the planet’s largest coral reef system should be placed on a list of World Heritage sites considered “in danger,” a pair of experts said Monday. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams The bleeching of the […]

ESG – Asset managers to can once more consider climate risks to retirement savings, thanks to DOL rule

Published on November 29th, 2022 | by

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The Sierra Club’s Fossil-Free Finance campaign applauds a move announced by the US Department of Labor (DOL) that restores the ability for managers of private, employer-sponsored retirement plans to consider environment, social justice, and corporate governance (ESG) factors when making investments and voting on shareholder proposals. By The Sierra Club The decision comes nearly a year […]

Sawalmem – Healing our Relationship with the Earth – Interview with Michael ‘Pom’ Preston

Published on November 27th, 2022 | by

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In his uplifting and internationally-acclaimed short film One Word Sawalmem, co-director Michael “Pom” Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta, California gives us a rare look into the life of local Native cultural bearers – people who hold humanity’s most intimate knowledge about how to live in balance with the Earth and how […]

Sen. Tina Smith, Rep. Paul Tonko to speak at Citizens’ Climate Lobby virtual conference

Published on November 27th, 2022 | by

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The midterms have been pivotal in forecasting the political leanings of the next Congress, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby is poised to make a difference no matter who is in office. One way to make sure that you’re fully prepared for climate action going into the new year is to attend CCL’s free, virtual December conference! […]

Action – Tell Congress to respect and protect Native American sacred places NOW!

Published on November 27th, 2022 | by

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November is Native American Heritage month. But like the climate talks that just wrapped up in Egypt, the US Government’s approach to honoring Native people has been more “blah, blah, blah.” By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Exhibit A: Hundreds of Indigenous sacred sites across the country have been destroyed by the climate crisis and harmful […]

FIFA World Cup: With climate change, will there still be a World Cup in 2100?

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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Many major sports gatherings have been rocked by extreme weather events in recent years. A typhoon forced the postponement of several matches during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The air became unbreathable during the 2020 Australian Tennis Open because of bush fires. The Olympic Marathon was relocated further north to escape the oppressive […]

NAACP climate director explains why now is the time to fight environmental racism

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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For over a century, the NAACP, one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, has worked to combat racial discrimination and segregation. Through litigation, get-out-the-vote efforts and policy work, the organization has fought for fair housing, voting rights, education and criminal justice reform, among other initiatives. By Jessica Kutz The 19th News In more recent […]

Next weekend, join Citizens’ Climate Lobby for their virtual climate conference online and in DC!

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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With the recent midterm elections resulting in a divided Congress next year, Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s bipartisan approach will be critical in moving climate solutions forward. CCL’s volunteers will gather for a virtual conference early in December to prepare for the advocacy work that lies ahead.   By Steve Valk Citizens’ Climate Lobby Who: Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers […]

Greta Thunberg joins 630+ youth activists in climate lawsuit against Sweden

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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Climate leader Greta Thunberg was among 636 young adults and children who submitted a class-action lawsuit against the Swedish government at a district court in Stockholm on Friday, arguing that the country’s right-wing leaders are failing to obey the Swedish constitution as they continue allowing planet-heating fossil fuel extraction. By Julia Conley Common Dreams About 2,000 […]

What are you doing this holiday weekend? Can you devote a little time to electing a climate-friendly Senate?

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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After the holiday weekend, you’ll wake up on Monday and there will be only 8 days left until Election Day in the Georgia US Senate runoff. Monday will also mark the beginning of in-person early voting for most Georgians (a few counties have already begun), and so I’m writing you this morning with a simple […]

On Black Friday, skip the sales, head out into nature

Published on November 25th, 2022 | by

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You. Yes, you. Today is NOT a good day for a Black Friday sale. Today is a gorgeous day to be outside. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Today in California, hike along wildfire-scarred land, look for new growth, and look for a red-tailed hawk soaring above. Today in New York, take a brisk walk through […]

Conservation groups intervene to protect Utah monuments, Antiquities Act

Published on November 25th, 2022 | by

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Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments today. The suits, led by the state of Utah, also attack the Antiquities Act itself as unlawful. Nearly five years ago, former President Trump controversially — and without lawful authority — shrunk the boundaries of […]