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World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

Bill McKibben, the founder of climate campaign group, said in a statement: “The World Council of Churches reminds us that morality demands thinking as much about the future as about ourselves – and that there’s no threat to the future greater than the unchecked burning of fossil fuels. This is a remarkable moment for

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Wiki-leaked documents confirm the worst

Jan 20th, 2014 | By
Leaders of TPP member states and prospective member states at a TPP summit in 2010.

This week, Wikileaks released newly leaked documents that confirm the worst: the United States’ Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating team is walking away from supporting strong environmental safeguards. Without protections for land use, logging, and climate pollution, the TPP has gone from a bad deal to a disastrous one. You can take action now.

This is how we Draw the Line on Keystone XL

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
Here is Bold Nebraska's solar-powered barn that is now standing in the route of the pipeline. (Photo by Mary Anne Andrei / Bold Nebraska)

After years of organizing, years of building strength in the movement and building resistance to the Keystone Pipeline — this weekend was really something to see. Thousands of people in hundreds of cities drawing one line to protect our future. But Sunday was also more than fighting the pipeline — it was also about showing the strength and power, and how people can overcome the corruption of the fossil fuel industry.

Connecticut Tells Chase: No Pipeline, No Foreclosures: Connecticut Joins with Tar Sands Blockade

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

Today, Capitalism vs. the Climate dropped a banner visible from the I-95 highway and rallied in Bridgeport protesting Chase’s policies endangering communities and the climate.

The events are part of a week of solidarity actions by more than 25 communities across the world to demonstrate an urgent need to address the climate crisis.

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone

Jul 27th, 2012 | By

By Bill McKibben If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere –

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Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling addresses bikes on trains in letter to Amtrak President

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

In a letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak, Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling, along with 70 co-signatories, asks Amtrak to draw on the success of the California Amtrak lines “in devising simple, low-cost ways to accommodate bicycles on all Amtrak trains nationwide.” Click on this environmental headline to read the letter.

Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating

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350 Connecticut Disappointed in Failure of Oil Efficiency Legislation

May 12th, 2012 | By

In the yearly flurry of activity on the last day of the Connecticut legislative session, a major issue slipped through the cracks: allowing heating oil customers access to state efficiency programs. At a time when all Connecticut residents are trying to save money on energy, fuel oil customers (48% of homes) are at a severe disadvantage. They are about to lose access to efficiency assistance programs that are available to natural gas or electric heat customers, because of the way these programs are funded.

Over 800,000 Americans Tell the Senate: Stop Keystone XL

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, environmental and progressive groups flooded the Senate with more than 800,000 messages opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The surge in online activism came as Senate Republicans tried to saddle the transportation bill with an amendment that would reverse President Obama’s decision to block the controversial project.

The petition drive was organized by a group of over 30 organizations and businesses with the goal of sending the Senate half a million messages in under 24 hours.

The Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It showed that carbon emissions from our planet had increased 5.9 percent between 2009 and 2010. In fact, it was arguably among the most important pieces of data

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Add your voice to global call to action in Durban |

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States and other countries are pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine

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350 Connecticut organizer training Dec. 10-11

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

350 Connecticut is putting together a weekend-long organizer training with staff on December 10th and 11th, and we’re currently accepting applications to participate.* Space is limited, so please make sure to*send us your application <> by Wednesday November 23rd. Apply to be part of the Training <> Trainings like this are unique and important

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350CT Presence at 11/19 New England Environmental Justice Forum Hartford Regional Training

Nov 11th, 2011 | By 11/19 New England Environmental Justice Forum Hartford Regional Training There is No Fee to Attend this Event. Many organizations and individuals are working on environmental justice issues in New England. However, there is no formal way for New England environmental justice advocates to come together, to share ideas and learn from each other. The

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Connecticut Activists Return to DC Sunday to Protest Tar Sands Pipeline

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

More than 100 citizens from Connecticut will return to Washington, DC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, to call on President Obama to stop the Keystone XL “Tar Sands” Pipeline and keep his promises from 2008.

Connecticut residents will join thousands of others from across the country to encircle the White House and call on President Obama to keep his campaign promises to end fossil fuel addiction and fight climate change, and to stop the Keystone XL “Tar Sands” pipeline.

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Australia passes a price on pollution in the House

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

Australia has taken a huge step – a committed effort to work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, to invest in clean energy and to find innovative ways to tackle climate change. It’s a massive success for all of us who have worked hard, spoken up at community meetings about the issue and organized events to call for action.

Environmentalism rally held on New Haven Green

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

“Fossils are friends — not fuel,” read one of dozens of cardboard signs that Yale and Wesleyan students toted across the New Haven Green on Saturday for Moving Planet Day.

A New Haven resident for four years, Justin Haaheim DIV ’10 organized the rally as a part of his role in 350 Connecticut. Haaheim said he believes in the grassroots movement and that the key to weaning the world off of fossil fuels is not wind or solar power, but rather “people power.”

Beyond Fossil Fuels: A Planetary Demonstration

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Dylan Walsh and Justin Haaheim write: Apollo 14 burned 203,000 gallons of highly refined rocket fuel in 150 seconds as it launched from Kennedy Space Center in 1971. Five days later, Edgar Mitchell was on the moon and watched Earth from that vantage point for 30 hours.

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it,” Mitchell later said.

New Haven Rally To Join Thousands Worldwide for Moving Planet Climate Event Saturday

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By

This Saturday hundreds of citizens, educators, government officials, energy industry representatives, churches and farmers from around Connecticut will bike, walk and take the bus to the New Haven Green for “Moving Connecticut.” Click here to read more about this event.

Moving Connecticut — a day of climate action — Sept. 24, 2011

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

MOVING CONNECTICUT is an opportunity for Connecticut citizens who desire a swift and responsible transition away from carbon-generating pollution towards clean energy, green jobs, sustainable living, and sustainable transportation to come together. Participants plan to show our policymakers and leaders that this movement is ready to *move* with bike rides, bike workshops, community garden workdays,

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Ride from CT to VT witih Moving Planet, Saturday, Sept. 24

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

The Williamstown COOL Committee and the First Congregational Church, Williamstown are planning an event as part of Moving Planet–a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.  The committee would like an individual or team of cyclists to ride from Sheffield to Williamstown on a route they determine and arrive in Williamstown by

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