400,000 Call for Climate Action, Solar Schools, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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400,000 Strong: History’s Largest Climate Demonstration Calls For Climate Action – Up to 400,000 people marched through Manhattan calling for climate action September 21st, reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast, representing the diverse faces of the climate movement, and the many messages they brought to it.

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Rockefellers, Descendents Of Big Oil Founders, Say No To Fossil Fuelsreports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. The $860 million Rockefeller Foundation said that it will divest of fossil fuels, citing both the “moral and economic dimension” of investing in companies whose activities contribute to global warming.

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Divesting from coal is not just a good moral move, but a good economic one, too.Source: apcdaily

They join 180 institutions with assets worth more than $50 billion that have vowed to sell off their fossil fuel energy stocks. Not a bad investment move, too, given the bleak news about coal plant retirements, falling exports, problematic leases, and China’s diminishing appetite for coal

OO Denying Climate Change ‘Will Cost Us Billions Of Dollars,’
US Budget Director Warns

Good Ideas:

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Source: Weyvalleysolar

OO Putting Solar Panels On School Roofs Could Dramatically Up US Solar Capacity – says a new report, adding 5.4 gigawatts to US solar capacity. What a great lesson for all of us!

OO How To Build Your Own Wind Power Generator From Scratch
Or, if you live in Malawi, collect some discarded timber, and get to work, as one man did.

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William Kamkwambas caught the wolrd’s attention when he built this first of several wind generators to power his village. Wikipedia.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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