OCA General Meeting this Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Two vitally important issues well be discussed this weekend at the meeting.
- Results and implications of the Member Survey on OCA General Meetings, and
- The Earth Bill — A National initiative in the next month to get climate-effective measures included in President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill. Please see the Opinion section for more background information.
Watch your e-mail for a notification and Zoom link for your meeting.
PBS News Hour
Michigan’s outbreak worries scientists. Will conservative outposts keep pandemic rolling?
How Biden’s New Deal can really make America great again
— The Washington Post
A ‘Just Transition’ clean energy revolution can be a boon for West Virginia — and the country
By Katrina vanden Heuvel
— The Washington Post
Has the U.S. set realistic goals to combat climate change?
A climate scientist weighs in
We’re joined by Michael Mann, a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State University.
— PBS News Hour
Can Biden’s climate policies last — By Michael Burger
The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?
By Tiffany Challe
President Biden’s April 22/23 Climate Summit
(also called “Leaders’ Climate Summit”)
Noble Prize Summit
OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE — April 26/27/28
by Scott Starbuck.
Despite Bolsonaro’s abysmal environmental track record, he was included as one of the Summit’s 40 global leaders.
But contrary to recent speculation, Biden did not announce any deal with Bolsonaro.
We need Congress to think big and act boldly
Effective immediately, the Trans Mountain pipeline will be allowed to keep the identities of its insurers a secret.
BREAKING NEWS: Canada just approved Trans Mountain’s request to start hiding the names of the pipeline’s insurers in light of mounting public pressure. Sign the petition to keep the heat on the known insurers to publicly drop the project!
Demand the Senate pass the For the People Act and rebuild our democracy
Tell Biden: Revoke the permit for the Byhalia Connection Pipeline and reevaluate permitting for new oil and gas pipelines across the country.
EXCLUSIVE: White House backs 2030 milestone on path to net zero grid
2030 Report: Powering America’s Clean Economy
UC Berkeley outlines a pathway to achieving an 80% clean grid by 2030 while rapidly electrifying transportation and buildings.
AIG: Stop Insuring the Climate Crisis
Without insurance, toxic fossil fuel projects like Line 3
simply could not be built.
Sign the petition:
Urge President Biden and Congress to switch at least one-fifth of the school bus fleet from diesel to electric.
Climate in Politics
Final numbers for Civic Action Team 2021:
- 408: CAT members who have taken action
- 519: Climate calls made to legislators!
- 12,227: Climate emails sent to legislators!
- 5,703: Signed in to support
- 18,596: Total legislator contacts made by the Civic Action Team in 2021!
Join us in an Evergreen Future Accountability Action series to learn how you can hold your elected officials accountable post-legislative session!
We need to bridge the gap between policy-making and political races as we shift away from the legislative session and into local elections season. Let’s utilize our people and voting power to hold our electeds accountable to their promises!
The Australien (sic) Government has made an ad about its Electric Vehicle policy, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Local and Regional Newsletters
Deb Haaland is making room for marginalized communities in the Interior Department
The first Native American cabinet secretary told Grist she’s going to give environmental justice communities a seat at the table.
Hoodwinked promises to be instructive for activists, impacted communities and organizers,
— Climate False Solutions
Remembering the Shuar Amazon Women Defender and Protective “Boa” Woman
LCV & Chispa Applaud Clean Commute for Kids Act Introduction
Carbon dioxide emissions are projected to increase 5 percent this year, according to a forecast from the International Energy Agency
The spike would be the second largest annual increase in emissions since 2010.
— PBS News Hour
A daily newsletter by Grist
I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: – ‘No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.’– Eleanor Roosevelt
“I spoke with Tamiko about what inspired her most recent collection . . .“
A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”Cheers, Nan
View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series
“Aldo Leopold argued eloquently for the idea of human obligation to maintain the health of the land through what he called a conservation land ethic—the concept that land is to be loved and respected.”