After the People’s Climate March: What’s Next for Connecticut Activists?

Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 2 pm there will be a panel followed by a discussion period. We want to hear from YOU! Rescheduled from December!

Presenters:
Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability
Terri Eickel, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
Camilla Ibanez, Deep Roots United Front/Occupy Sandy
Jen Siskind, Food & Water Watch
Elaine Ward, CT Coalition for Environmental Justice
Diane Lentakis, 350.org CT and Sierra Club
Dan Fischer, Capitalism v. Climate

Connecticut sent over a thousand marchers to NYC in September and many of us are wondering what next? Before it’s too late we must prepare to face:

  • a polluting coal fired plant;
  • the push for more fracked gas pipelines;
  • the continuing danger of nuclear power; and
  • the massive struggle to convert to 100% renewable
    energy?

Come hear climate justice leaders and voice your own vision of the kind of the movement we need to build. Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2 p.m. in “Semesters“ hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain (http://web.ccsu.edu/campusmap/.)

For more info: Chris, (860) 478-5300.
Sponsored by 350CT.org

2 comments

  • Would you consider signing the following petition?

    Crude oil from Canada and North Dakota rolls through cities, wetlands, rookeries, and along lakes and rivers. Both the crude and the way it is transported are more dangerous than they need to be. The oil can be stabilized before being loaded. This process makes it less likely to explode If the train derails. But the oil companies do not want to pay for stabilization, and no regulator can compel them. The tank cars can be reinforced. That makes them less likely to break open if they tip over. But the shippers do not want to pay for upgraded cars, and they cannot be made to upgrade. The trains could be shorter and travel more slowly. The Federal
    Railroad Administration can make this happen, but soothing lobbyists assure them that health, safety, and a love for the environment are the railroads’ prime concerns, certainly not profit.
    Learn more and petition the government to enforce railroad health and safety laws at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/enforce-railroad-health?mailing_id=26487&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=11881556&%3Br=, before the next derailment leads to a loss of life, a destroyed ecosystem, or a poisoned water table.
    Paul Wulterkens
    413 Totem Rd.
    St. Paul, MN 55119
    651-739-8190
    pewultrnl@ gmail.com

    • Paul, There is an address on the website to submit things for publication on the website. I approved your comment, but it would be best to submit an article about the issue, which can consist largely of just the information you posted in your comment. THanks for your inquiry.

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