More than 200 national and statewide progressive, health, environmental and community organizations called on Gov. Martin O’Malley to protect the public’s health, lead the nation and keep fracking out of Maryland, as the public comment period on the public health study on Marcellus shale drilling closes. In a letter to the governor, the groups, including MoveOn.org, Food & Water Watch, Democracy for America, National Nurses United, Progressive Democrats of America and Environment America, highlight findings in the state’s study conducted by the Maryland School of Public Health that show fracking could have harmful and irreversible effects in Maryland.
For the next 34 days, we're all hands on deck to help make Oregon the second state in the nation (thanks Vermont) to have mandatory Genetically Modifideild Organism (GMO) labels.
I am still flying from the success of the People’s Climate March. Nonetheless, I personally have not honored the success of the march by celebrating, for me the success has engendered a state of perpetual pontification. Simply put, what’s next and where do we go from here (or there might be more appropriate)?
You have to see it to believe it. A giant Carbon bubble, a polar bear and 1,000 people led by visionary writer Naomi Klein and inspired by her new book This Changes Everything, took over Wall Street for a day to demonstrate that unchecked Capitalism (at least the fossil-fueled kind) is destroying our climate.
But it wasn't just a protest. Flood Wall Street also demonstrated some important ways that we can build a new economy - just, fair, and without pollution - by working together.
It’s usually quite hard to render me speechless, to leave me in a state where I am of few words...yet I have only one word to describe what I experienced yesterday...WOW!!! When I interviewed Caroline Murray, Lead Organizer for the People’s Climate March, this past Thursday (Please check our website/Facebook page for extended footage of the interview soon), she indicated how happy she would be with an attendance of 100 to 150,000 marchers. How wrong she was; how wrong we all were....
We wouldn’t have made it this far in the fight to stop the privatization of our natural resources and protect Detroit’s water without you. The world would have never known that Detroit is undergoing a massive water war on the brink of corporate privatization without you.
Yesterday, we hand delivered your signature and 158,790 others to the Detroit City Council, to demand an immediate and permanent stop to the water shut-offs, and the implementation of a sustainable, just water plan in Detroit.
There’s a profound buzz traversing New York City and it’s being generated by anticipation of the People's Climate March, which will descend upon the City on September 21. While the march itself is occurring in ten days, preparations, mobilizations and all the pomp and circumstance in between are already well underway.
We’ve teamed up with Food Water Watch Ohio and the Humane Society of the United States to offer some common-sense strategies to clean up lake Erie by addressing the manure and fertilizer that cause toxic algae blooms.
But we need your help to make sure local politicians feel the pressure to act.
Click here to submit a letter responding to the Plain Dealer's call for action - and demand the Governor and Legislature submit a clean up plan right away! Decision-makers regularly read letters to the editor to see what residents are talking about.
It's only 12 days until the People's #ClimateMarch and we all need to act together if we're going to pull it off. Right now we're working with community leaders across Pennsylvania and New Jersey to turn out hundreds more climate activists to the march next week.
There’s a mighty tree that has been growing in Brooklyn, New York for some time now; and they have been and will continue to be an undeniable force and voice for Climate Justice. That tree and voice is UPROSE. UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization, founded in 1966. Today, they are a nationally-recognized intergenerational and multi-racial/cultural community organization that promotes sustainability through organizing, education, leadership development and cultural/artistic expression.This past Saturday I was invited to take part in their Community Arts Block Party to make art for the #Peoplesclimate march.