In light of the People’s Climate Mobilization in New York and worldwide, Sabina Virgo writes on the need to build a movement using the examples of fights for civil rights, feminism and peace, based on the principle that corporate-centered business as usual must end, bringing about a just transition to a sustainable economic model that creates jobs and prosperity for all while protecting our fragile ecological balance.
Tag: SoCal Climate Action Coalition
People’s Climate Los Angeles – Sept 20 Demonstration
As world leaders gather in New York City in September to confront climate change, Los Angeles will join the tens of thousands of people demanding they take action before it’s too late. People’s Climate Los Angeles — Building Blocks Against Climate Change will happen on LA’s Wilshire Boulevard on September 20th, 1 pm to 5 pm.
Utah Tar Sands: In the US, Good Guys Go To Jail
Last month, twenty-one people were arrested engaging in peaceful civil disobedience in protest of a proposed tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, which would threaten local land and water, as well as contributing to the global climate crisis. As the wheel of justice turn, national environmental organizations expressed their solidarity with the protesters who stood for our freedom from dirty fossil fuels and devastating climate impacts.
Governor Brown: Climate Leader or Climate Loser?
Clean Energy: LA Councilman Pledges Serious Greenhouse Gas Cuts
L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz wants the city to set new, higher goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, that would slash citywide emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.
Hands Across the Harbor: LA Residents Protest Dirty Fossil Fuels in Port and Beyond
On May 17, over 100 residents from across Los Angeles joined hands at Hands Across the Harbor in the Port of LA as part of the National Day of Action Against the Keystone XL Pipeline and Hands Across the Sand/Land. It was one of hundreds of synchronized events to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels including tar sands and hydraulic fracturing or fracking, active threats to Harbor area residents.
Call to Action California: How to Solve the Climate Crisis
On March 1st, almost 1,000 people, supported by over 100 community organizations, marched through the streets of LA Harbor to launch the coast-to-coast Great March for Climate Action. To demonstrate the political will for a healthy planet, SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 prioritized six urgent climate-change-focused requests of local, state and global level elected legislative decision makers.