Environment Now!

Mission Statement

 

The Environment Now! committee focuses on the topics of Climate Change and the Green New Deal. We educate ourselves, identify and take appropriate action, and bring educational and activism opportunities to the Huddle. We support and promote environmental causes and values with an emphasis on elections, candidates, and select local actions.

Meeting Logistics

All Huddle members are welcome:

Fourth Thursday of each month

7 - 8:30 PM

Meeting Location     Meeting Minutes

No meetings in November and December

Committee Activities

 

2019 Action Proposals:

 

  • Meet with Representative Swalwell to discuss the Green New Deal

  • Meet local DNC representatives and request them to keep climate issues prominent in the DNC platform

  • Learn more about our new energy provider

  • Research the effect of trash being dumped in our local creeks and impact on the Bay

  • Learn more about the 17 million environmental advocates who did not vote and send postcards encouraging them to vote. Environmental Voter Project

  • Co-sponsor movies at the library:

    • Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power

    • Saving the Bay, about three local women who saved San Francisco Bay

 

  • Explore ways to support local young people who are interested in working with the Sunrise Movement. Sunrise has a summer internship program and is setting up town halls.

 

 

Climate Resources

 

Climate Change

Greta Thunberg Ted Talk

16-year-old Swedish girl fighting the government over climate change

Juliana v. US Government

High school students' constitutional lawsuit over climate change 

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

Book by David Wallace-Wells about the devastating effects of climate change

Citizen's Climate Lobby

Instrumental in writing HR 763 Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act 

350.org

Tools and information for grassroots organizations fighting climate change

The Sunflower Alliance

Committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of Bay Area communities threatened by climate change and toxic pollution

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal - House Resolution 109

Text of the Green New Deal resolution on the official Congress.gov website

Lisa Chang's Talk about The Green New Deal

Video recording of the the April 11, 2019 Huddle meeting program. Lisa answers Huddle questions.

Sunrise Movement

Group of young people working to gain Democratic consensus on the Green New Deal

Election-Related

Environmental Voter Project

Project to identify inactive environmentalists and turn them into consistent activists and voters.

Watch/Read/Listen

 

How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change - New York Times opinion

 

Where Does our Recycling Go? - NPR/Fresh Air. Discussion at meeting on 10/24/2019

Environmental scientist Kate O'Neil, author of Waste, discusses recycling and the global politics of waste.

 

SOIL 2017 - Winona LaDuke Keynote Address. (41:45 on YouTube) Discussion at meeting 9/26/2019

The Story of Stuff Project - Movies

The Plastics Crisis Is About to Get Worse - Article from The Nation

Built on Sand (Episode 361) by 99% Invisible (Podcast 36 minutes) Discussion at meeting 8/22/2019

Watch: Grand Designs, Season 18, Episode 9, Herefordshire II on Netflix; Focus on repurposed materials for the home.

Read: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright; about a young family scavenging for recyclables from a dump in Cambodia, a story of hope.

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