A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience: The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties.
Bob Schultz, a member of Friends Committee for National Legislation’s General Committee and a dedicated citizen lobbyist, has been working for years to cultivate bipartisan political will to address climate change in Congress. Read about his success story here.
Take a look at the monthly newsletter “Inside the Greenhouse” from the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It provides an insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.
Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has produced a short leaflet calling on the UK government to take action to create a sustainable future for its citizens. To build sustainable peace, NFPB calls for the government to build the conditions for peace by addressing the causes of war as well promoting non-military responses to conflict. This includes promoting positive yet effective climate action to achieve the reductions in carbon emissions.
Read the two page leaflet to see the other actions that can be taken in order to build sustainable peace.
Friends Committee on National Legislation shares how a dedicated citizen lobbyist and a member of their General Committee, Bob Schultz, has been successful in cultivating bipartisan political will to address climate change in Congress, US.
Bob’s personal motivation and dedication to lobby and act on climate change, led to his Democratic Representative Ann Kuster joining the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus (a bipartisan group of legislators regularly working on ways to advance climate solutions) with Republican Representative Mike Coffman.
Read more about Bob’s successful journey and the next steps forward.
In May, 200,000 people in Washington D.C and thousands more around the the US participated in a climate march showing their love care and concern for our planet. It was an energetic march full of creativity and diversity, with a strong resounding message to the Trump Administration- ‘WE CARE ABOUT THIS’.
Here are a few of the many inspirational photos from the Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement, who were the largest group of Catholics in the march.
The following press release was submitted by Alaskan Quaker, David Bantz, detailing a rally of concerned voices organised to appeal to citizens, politicians and researchers for action on climate change.
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FAIRBANKS RALLY DEMANDS CLIMATE JUSTICE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Speakers Call on Alaska’s Elected Leaders for Action
Fairbanks, Alaska—On Tuesday, March 15, the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC) hosted a testimonial rally calling for a transition to a clean energy economy. Around 100 people convened in Constitution Park on the UAF Campus to hear a diverse array of speakers from Fairbanks and other parts of Alaska, who stood in front a banner proclaiming, “ALASKANS DEMAND CLIMATE JUSTICE AND CLEAN ENERGY.” The rally was held during the 2016 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW), an international gathering of Arctic scientists and policymakers, held at UAF, to coordinate and collaborate in all areas of Arctic science and policy. The rally, which was held at the center of the ASSW conference area, communicated the diversity of Alaskan voices appealing to citizens, political leaders, and researchers for action on climate change. Speakers specifically called on Alaska’s elected leaders, both statewide and nationally, to transition Alaska to a clean energy economy.
This paper, part of the “Preparing for Paris” series, proposes questions relating to climate action which concerned individuals and communities may wish to ask their policy makers.
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