IPCC report: 5 ways climate change threatens life as we know it

Roiling Sky

Hundreds of the world’s top climate scientists are in agreement: Climate change is happening, we’re already feeling its effects and it’s only going to get worse. The newest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Monday morning in Japan (Sunday night ET), gives “the starkest warning yet” of global warming’s impacts. In many ways, the effects are expected to be insidious and nuanced rather than apocalyptic: They’ll increase by degrees, and worsen societal problems that we’re already facing.

Planning Meeting: Senate Confirmation Hearing for FERC Nominees

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Beyond Extreme Entergy #BXE
Connect on facebook here


On Thursday morning at 10am, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a Confirmation Hearing for Trump's two nominations for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Montgomery Green Democrats June Meeting: Transit!

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by MoCo Green Democrats
Connect on facebook here

By 2040, Montgomery will have 70% more congestion, 40% more jobs and 20% more residents. In 2013, Montgomery County approved a plan for an 81-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) network.
Recent attempts to fund the plan have met resistance. Now, BRT funding from the state is set to run out, and BRT’s future in Montgomery could be in doubt.

Introduction to Permaculture (Free workshop!)

Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Community Forklift


Join Community Forklift's own Jane Matt as she teaches the basics of Permaculture and food forest design. She'll discuss techniques and design principles which can be used for all types of landscapes: large and small; urban and rural.

NoDAPL in DC | #DCReInvest & Indigenous Art Party and Jam

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rising Hearts, the Piscataway Indian Nation, & DC ReInvest.
Connect on facebook here

Calling all DMV Native people and friends! Join up for Native food, live music, and art builds to support the struggle to divest DC funds from Wells Fargo, a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a danger to local low-income and black and brown neighborhoods.

Advanced Climate Policy Bootcamp

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Citizen's Climate Lobby
Connect on facebook here

Get the training you need to become educated and empowered climate advocate

Has someone ever asked you a climate policy question you didn’t know the answer to? Or perhaps you want to dig deeper into the intricacies of carbon pricing, emissions mitigation strategies or the structure of electrical power industry?

If so, then this immersive Advanced Climate Policy Bootcamp is for you!

No Justice No Pride - DC Day Of Action

8th Annual Citizens' Climate Conference & Lobby Day

Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Citizen's Climate Lobby
Connect on facebook here

Join more than a thousand climate advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day.

During the Conference June 11-12th, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers and receive training to be game-changing communicators on this issue.

Wells Fargo Rally: DC ReInvest In the People

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC ReInvest
Connect on facebook here.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! Help continue to generate awareness of the DC ReInvest Coalition's campaign to get DC to sever its ties from Wells Fargo.

The resolution was introduced on 3/21/17 by CM Grosso with 5 co-sponsors.

Campaign Launch & Rally to "Put A Price On It D.C."!

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Put a Price On It DC, One DC, DCDivest, and others
Connect on facebook here

On Thursday May 11, urge our City Council to support and pass a strong, equitable price on carbon pollution. Join up on the steps of City Hall for a strong showing of support!

Take our city back from polluters by hitting them where it hurts the most: the unjust profits of their bulging pocketbooks. Carbon pricing proceeds *can* come right back to our families, neighbors, and communities.

Grassroots Workshop on the Comprehensive Plan

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Empower DC · Fair Budget Coalition · Committee of 100 on the Federal City * DC Federation of Citizens Association · DC 4 Reasonable Development * ONE DC · Washington Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights · Faith Strategies

Connect on facebook here.

SATURDAY, MAY 6TH 12-4PM
Christ United Methodist Church
900 4th St SW

What is the COMPREHENSIVE PLAN? ----->
DC'S "FRAMEWORK" FOR HOW DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS

Vegan Potluck Picnic with FARM

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by FARM
Connect on facebook here.

Join staffers from FARM for a vegan picnic in the park. This is a fun opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and try new vegan recipes and old vegan favorites. If you can, please bring a non-vegan friend to introduce them to animal-free fare!

Positive Force DC Organizing Meeting

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Positive Force

Support and protect our communities and the marginalized people within them against the rising tide of hatred--plan and strategize! As always, bring your friends and ideas!

Snacks will be provided.  RSPV on Eventbrite here.

Veterans on the March

Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Veterans For Peace and others.  Connect on facebook here.

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace!
“War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”– Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

The Peoples Garden: Spring Planting

Date: 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Peace House


Peace House believes that everyone should have access to fresh healthy food. In the principle of gardens not lawns, Peace House will be working to turn a portion of the yard yard into a community garden to help raise fresh food for people in the neighborhood. Please come join for a work day to help us get the ground ready and build the garden beds for the garden. Come for a part or the whole day, and build community through mutual aid.

Connect on facebook here.

How to think like a 21st Century Economist--Kate Raworth Discusses 'Doughnut Economics'

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Next System Project is thrilled to welcome author and economist Kate Raworth on May 10 at Busboys & Poets at 5th and K St NW in Washington, DC to discuss a new economic model she calls Doughnut Economics.

2-Day Georgetown Student Fast & Vigil! - Boycott Wendy's

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00am to Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC Fair Food
RSPV on facebook here.


THIS WEDNESDAY (4/26) AND THURSDAY (4/27), students at Georgetown University will pick up the torch in a national rolling student fast in support of the growing #BoycottWendys campaign, and in solidarity with The Ohio State University students leading a campaign to kick Wendy's off campus due to the company's refusal to join the CIW's award-winning Fair Food Program.

Sweet Potatoes, not Pipelines

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

On the day before the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, Beyond Extreme Energy is taking close to half a ton of sweet potatoes to the headquarters of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1st St NW in DC. They will be speaking out about their passionate opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and all new proposed fossil fuel infrastructure. FERC is a rubber-stamp agency for the gas industry!

We will be distributing these sweet potatoes in small bags free to FERC employees and passers-by, with a leaflet explaining why we are taking action at FERC.

PACK the ROOM: DC Council Hears Wells Fargo Divestment

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC Reinvest Coalition

On May 4, join D.C. ReInvest Coalition to PACK the DC Council Committee on Finance and Revenue and urge the committee to set a hearing for our resolution to DIVEST the city from Wells Fargo!

Women's March DC's Power in Unity Conference

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Women's March and Women’s March DC are excited to host the Power in Unity conference on May 6, 2017 at Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Registration is required.

It Takes Roots Action: Mother Earth's RED LINE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by It Takes Roots

Join It Takes Roots on April 28th in Washington DC as they unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy.

Connect on facebook here.

Will you hold Mother Earth’s Red Line with Indigenous, Black, Brown and Frontline communities on April 28th?
Contact Jaron (jaron@ggjalliance.org) to get involved!

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs are Leading the Climate Fight

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs Are Leading the Climate Fight
Hosted by This Changes Everything and others
Connect on facebook here.

AIM Action for Transit Justice

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Action In Montgomery and River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation are asking you to join up as they:

STAND UP FOR TRANSIT JUSTICE
Sunday, May 7th from 4-6pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
[901 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC; near Judiciary Square & Union Station Metro stops]

Please come help:
· stop bus cuts to the poorest communities;

· stop cuts to 10,000 middle class jobs; and

· build affordable housing on WMATA land.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Justice/Climate Change