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7 communities sticking it to fossil fuel companies — and winning.

“This movement is powered by people fighting for places they love.” — Naomi Klein  This January, communities around the world are seeing victories in long, hard-fought struggles against fossil fuel companies. Congratulations to everyone involved, and good luck to everyone still working to protect their own home. Here are 7 victories this month: 1. Carson, California, USA... (More...)
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University of Maine System Divests from Coal; Announces Full Divestment of UMPI Foundation

For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala, Divest UMaine, meaghan.lasala@maine.edu, 973-862-7105 Iris SanGiovanni, Divest UMaine iris.sangiovanni@maine.edu, 207-233-0886   Bangor, ME:  On Monday afternoon the University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to divest all direct holdings from coal companies. The historic vote followed a two-year campaign led by students at the University... (More...)
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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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Book Suggestion: Angels by the River

Gus Speth’s story, told in his new book Angels by the River, reminds us all that the work of social change requires constantly thinking anew about old problems. Gus is a member of our US Advisory Council and has been a great supporter of the work to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline and build a... (More...)
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What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the... (More...)
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December 11, 2014 For Immediate Release 60+ Groups Call for a Climate Review of Energy East Leading environmental organizations & community groups call for the National Energy Board to consider the upstream climate impacts of the pipeline. Full Letter Montreal, QC -­ Today, over 60 environmental and community groups from across Canada sent a letter to Peter... (More...)
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