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Truth to Power

Just a few weeks away from the release of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the new film featuring former Vice President Al Gore.

Check out the powerful video featuring One Republic’s song, “Truth to Power”!

Most Effective Individual Steps to Tackle Climate Change

In an article quoted on sciencedaily.com  Seth Wynes and Kimberly Nicholas write that Schools and Governments are not discussing the most effective individual tactics for tackling climate change.

Four steps their research recommends are:

Eat a plant-based diet

Avoid air travel

Live car free

Have smaller families

You can get more details about the study here.

State & local leaders: It’s time to commit

Bill McKibben writes in the latest Rolling Stone magazine:

How to Tell If Your Reps Are Serious About Climate Change

In the wake of Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, how serious are your elected leaders about fighting back?

Climate Justice Field Manual

http://www.climatejusticenow.earth/

Thank you, Gerald Johnson

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Gerald Johnson, recently retired from OCA’s Executive Committee, just finished Climate Reality Leadership Training in Bellevue, WA, and has this to say:

I wanted to express my gratitude for encouraging Ali and I to participate in the climate reality training. This was a truly inspirational and educational opportunity for us both. Here is a resource offered at the training, created by Jill MacIntyre Witt, who coordinates Climate Reality Leaders in the Pacific Northwest:
http://www.climatejusticenow.earth/

Sincerely,
Gerald Johnson
B.A. Sustainable Development, Prescott College

Our thanks to Gerald for his generous and intelligent contributions to OCA.  We bid him farewell and wish all success in his endeavors in Salt Lake City.

Nature Conservancy considering carbon tax proposal for Washington State

“We’ve made a major financial commitment to do all the work that needs to be done,” she added, including gathering about 350,000 signatures to ensure the needed valid signatures.

http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article155921079.html

Growing alliance of businesses & governments vows to honor Paris accord

Around the world, nations have been reacting to President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris climate accord with determination to move ahead in spite of the United States government. And here domestically, a growing coalition of state and local governments, tribes, and businesses are signing on to a declaration to continue honoring the Paris accord in spite of the Trump administration:

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/govt-business-leaders-to-endorse-paris-climate-deal-despite-trumps-withdrawal-4692482/