Let’s get started on an Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby!

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Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose goal is to speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy by pushing for a consumer-friendly tax on carbon.  It is a relatively young, fast-growing organization, and there isn’t a chapter in Ann Arbor — yet!

If you are interested in helping to get a chapter of CCL started in Ann Arbor, email Ginny at annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org.

For more information about Citizens Climate Lobby, visit http://citizensclimatelobby.org/  They also hold a  weekly introductory telephone conference call which gives a great introduction to the organization — you can sign up for this on the website.

Detroit Draws the Line this Saturday — Let’s coordinate rides!

This Saturday, September 21st, we’ll be joining with allies in Detroit to draw a line against tar sands and dirty energy. Across the country, 200 cities are participating in this national day of action called “Draw the Line.”

draw the lineDetails –> Detroit Draws the Line:
Folks will gather at 1pm at Kemeny Parkat 2260 S. Fort Street to connect with each other, hear from some local artists. The group will then march a few blocks to the Marathon refinery to deliver our demands — drawing a line (by lining up) on the public sidewalk in front of the oil refinery. Individuals will be invited to share their stories and vision for a future that works for all of us.If you’re able to make it, let’s coordinate! Saturday is also the Tour DeTroit and parking could be difficult so carpooling is optimal. If you’re interested in carpooling, you can enter your information here OR let me know – email works well and you can call/text 734-707-1350.

The event starts at 1pm so we would like to leave Ann Arbor by 11:45am in case we need to find parking.

Saturday morning Farmers Market activism:
If you’re interested in participating in some local activism on Saturday morning:

Rainforest Action Network at Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Saturday, September 21st, 7am-12pm

315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Come to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday morning, where Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Forest Heroes are raising awareness about the problem with palm oil and collecting photo petitions. Rainforest Action Network staff will then be joining Ann Arbor 350 for the big Draw the Line Action in Detroit!

Last week Rainforest Action Network launched an ambitious new campaign called The Last Stand of the Orangutan which aims to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s snack foods by convincing major food companies to implement responsible palm oil policies that do not contribute to rainforest destruction, climate change, species extinction, and human rights abuses. RAN is traveling across the US with our The Power Is In Your Palm Tour, visiting the hometowns of many of the “Snack Food 20” companies to spread the word about our exciting new campaign. The Snack Food 20, as we’re calling them, use conflict palm oil in their snack food products and control some of America’s most well known household brands including Pepsi, Heinz, Hershey’s, Kraft and  Smuckers.

 

Learn more and RSVP for the event at melanieb@ran.org.

Other Draw the Line events:
You can also find other “Draw the Line” events by searching here:http://act.350.org/event/draw_the_line/search/