1Sky and 350.org Merge under 350.org Banner to Unite Large-scale Powerful Grassroots Climate Movement | Common Dreams

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1Sky and 350.org Merge under 350.org Banner to Unite Large-scale Powerful Grassroots Climate Movement | Common Dreams.

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Grassroots groups 350.org and 1Sky today announced they will combine under the 350.org banner and dramatically expand their work. “In light of last night’s vote, it is more important than ever to unite and train a bigger, more powerful grassroots movement capable of attacking our corporate polluter opponents and fighting for a real clean energy future. This moment is our call to action,” said Liz Butler, Campaign Director of 1Sky.

In an essay announcing the merger, McKibben and new 350.org board member, author and activist Naomi Klein, wrote, “The idea is not to supplant the Washington green groups, but instead to give the whole movement new clout—enough clout to withstand the crushing power of oil money.”

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We Need A New Type of Grassroots Movement: What Is Next For Climate Change Policy?

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Daphne Wysham, from the Institute of Policy Studies, talks about dislike of Cap and Trade, AB32 and incentives for renewable sources of energy.

She says that we know the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been “a funnel for a lot of oil, gas, and cola money; specifically to be fighting any sort of clean energy initiatives at the state, local, and national level”.

She also mentions that European polluters have thrown a lot of money into the US election, specifically to climate change deniers.

The Hope Shot?  Grassroot struggles ARE….I repeat ARE…succeeding!!  This includes Native Americans saying NO MORE COAL MINING and The Environmental Justice League saying an incinerator is not a renewable option.  There are also anti-fracking initiatives in the North East advocating clean water, Sierra Club has been taking on coal plants, and more!!

There are Environmental Justice issues that help to mobilize people.