Climate Emergency Movement
Last month the global count of climate emergency declarations reached 2,000 and continues to grow — there are currently 2,021 declarations worldwide. For a refresher on some of the critical policy impacts these declarations have helped spark, read the This is Not a Drill report.
This Evening join Alexandria Villaseñor, Mike Africa, Jr. & Daniel Aldana Cohen for On the Line, a powerful online event responding to the accelerating Climate Emergency, what General António Guterres called a “code red for humanity.” We’ve just received word that JD, a White Earth Anishinaabe Water Protector who organizes with Giniw Collective, will be joining tonight’s call to share updates and calls to action from the struggle against the Line 3 pipeline.
Climate Mobilization Project and The Climate Mobilization are hiring a Growth Strategy Manager for our fundraising team. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced fundraising lead to help us resource our work and cultivate and expand our network by leveraging the growing attention to climate emergency. Read the full job description here and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Local Organizing Wins
Congratulations to Margo Sheppard of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, who was elected to the Fredericton city council! Margo has been an organizer with The Climate Mobilization and was inspired to run for office to help tackle the climate emergency — she lists the achievement of a climate emergency declaration as one of her priorities for her time in office. We’re thrilled for Margo and can’t wait to see the good she will do in Fredericton and beyond!
Conservative Democrats Threaten Climate and Infrastructure Bill
A coalition of nine conservatives inside the House Democratic Caucus are threatening to derail the $3.5 Trillion spending package and weaken the Party’s hand in efforts to pass the budget through the reconciliation process.
Their names are: Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia, Filemon Vela of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Ed Case of Hawaii, Jim Costa of California and Kurt Schrader of Oregon. You can read the letter they wrote to Speaker Pelosi here.
The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a new energy plan proposal that will require builders to include solar power and battery storage in new commercial structures and high-rise residential projects. The plan would go into effect January 1, 2023 and could hypothetically reduce emissions over 30 years as much as if nearly 2.2. Million cars were taken off the road for a year. The proposal still has to be approved by the Building Standards Commission, most likely in December, and members of the Energy Commission are highly optimistic that it will be passed.
Haven’t had a chance to dig into the IPCC report? Watch PhD student Miriam Nielsen explain the highlights.
People across the US are experiencing poor air quality from wildfires in the West. Here’s a resource about coping with wildfire smoke.
The Guardian offers this comprehensive exploration of the new gas station ban in Petaluma, CA, which is in Sonoma County, where all 10 local governments have declared a climate emergency.