by Chris Schweitzer, New Haven Climate Movement
New Haven Climate Movement would like to invite YOU to get involved. Below are invitations to join the Electric Future, Climate Education and 2023 Campaign committees. There is much to do to cut deadly climate pollution, and we need your help. We need people to specifically help plan campaigns, do research on climate solutions, coordinate outreach, and develop public education materials.
Electric Future campaign – The Electric Future campaign is pushing New Haven to have 100 percent of its buildings, vehicles, and appliances powered by electricity. To truly decarbonize, we must power everything using clean energy, and electrification is a necessary step in that process. Additional benefits of electrification include long-term savings on energy bills and public health benefits from improved air quality. Tasks: coordinate public education, work with City departments; advocate for more city investment and policies to support electrification; research solutions.
Climate Education Committee – advocate for more climate education in schools; support implementation of Board of Education Climate Emergency Resolution to reduce carbon emissions and other pollution (research, meeting with BoE committees); recruit new members, especially students; support NHCM’s Climate Justice Schools program.
2023 Campaign Committee – call on individuals, organizations, and governments in the greater New Haven area to substantially reduce their fossil fuel emissions in 2023. Public education; outreach to organizations; graphic design and video creation.