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Introducing Our New U.S. Digital Campaigner: How Divesting from Fossil Fuels Started with a Field of Bees

Since starting at 350.org as the new US Digital Divestment Campaigner, I keep thinking of one summer afternoon storm two years ago in Eastern Turkey. The sky was a sick orange as ominous dust clouds marched across the Anatolian plateaus. Old nomadic beekeepers, with their faces wrinkled from years of squinting at the horizon sighed... (More...)
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No permit, no pipeline.

Friends, Last weekend TransCanada’s permit for Keystone XL in South Dakota expired. They now no longer have a permit to build in 2 states — Nebraska, and South Dakota.  The South Dakota permit was issued way back in 2010 when Keystone XL was supposedly a done deal, and 4 years was thought to be plenty... (More...)
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Unitarians Go Fossil Free

On Saturday, the Unitarian Universalist Association voted overwhelmingly in favor of fossil fuel divestment. Representing over 1,000 congregations, delegates to the UUA’s General Assembly passed a resolution calling for divestment of the UUA Common Endowment Fund. The resolution was carefully crafted by a committed group of activists known as UU Divest (formally, Unitarian Universalists for... (More...)
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The costs of doing nothing would haunt us for centuries

If you thought your business was safe from the impacts of climate change, think again. A new report titled “Risky Business” quantifies climate risks for the U.S. Economy and urges U.S. businesses and policymakers to take immediate action on climate change. Check out the snippet and video below to find out more: “By not acting... (More...)
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Fracked Gas Exports: A Climate Disaster

This guest post was written by Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Even as the facts about liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports get harder and harder to ignore, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to bury its head in the sand. Last month, a Department of Energy study revealed that... (More...)
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People's Climate March

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic UN summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, let’s take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.

Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.

To change everything, we need everyone on board. September 20-21 in New York City. Join us.

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Years of Living Dangerously

We’re getting together to watch the first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously” -the first chapter of an epic 9-part series that connects the dots on climate change.

 

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#Up4Climate

Not all politicians are asleep at the wheel. A few of them are wide awake, and they’re banding together to make some noise in the Senate chamber. On March 10th, a small group of Senators is staying up all night to discuss climate action! While they’re staying #Up4Climate, we can help send a message: it’s time for Congress to wake up to the reality of climate change, and it’s past time to take action.

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Tar Sands Free Northeast

Organizing to stop tar sands infrastructure in the Northeast of the United States with powerful local organizing and regional collaborations.

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Frack Free California

We’re mobilizing the California climate movement to tell Gov. Brown to stop fracking in California. Climate leaders don’t frack!

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Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

We’re joining with organizations and communities throughout North America in a united campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline — the fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet.

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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