Maybe some of you also envision frustrating conversations like how I do. (And yes, they’re usually about sustainable agriculture or energy…). Here’s how this hypothetical conversation in my head normally goes….
[Jill (me)]: Hey America! How about more renewable electricity generation? Also, I think we should have some good ol’ carbon policy so [...]
The organization 350.org just announced that they’re screening a new film about the rising movement for action on climate change.
The movie is called Do the Math, and it’s going to be a fast-paced, inspiring film — you can sign up for a local screening and check out the trailer here: www.350.org/math
We’re hosting a local screening in [...]
Eiffel Tower before (top) and during (bottom) Earth Hour
One Small Hour for Man…
Last Saturday night at 8:30, downtown Ann Arbor went dark. Streetlights along one block of Main Street plus the lights at many homes and businesses shut off. However, this was all part of the plan. Earth [...]
In December, Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn sent a letter to the city’s two chief pension funds on friday, formally requesting that they “refrain from future investments in fossil fuel companies and begin the process of divesting our pension portfolio from those companies.”
McGinn’s letter includes a compelling argument:
There is a clear economic argument for [...]
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Recipe: Tomatoes, beans, cilantro, and some CREATIVE community innovation
Funding awesome local projects has never been so tasty. Only one day remains to submit your ideas for creative, community-based projects to UM Soup.
What is UM Soup you ask? SOUP is a monthly, community dinner that makes micro grants for local projects… projects [...]
Thanks to Jill Carlson for assembling this great slideshow!
Job creator? One stop shop to push us over the climate edge? With all Americans in mind? Single fossil fuel interest?
Many differing perspectives surround the Keystone XL Pipeline project, but one thing is clear: it is taking on more significance than the pipeline itself. We are at a crossroads in our energy infrastructure [...]
Divest Music Video! What: The first public informational meeting of the Divest & Invest Campaign at the University of Michigan – to divest all university money from fossil fuel stocks, funds, and direct and indirect investments. Who: The Divest & Invest Campaign is a student/faculty/community coalition of: Ann Arbor 350, Students for Clean Energy, [...]