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

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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.

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.

Beyond the Classroom presents "How to Let Go of the World"

Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
Connect on facebook here.

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet
presents the award-winning documentary:

"HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE!"

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Ad 2 DC and The Potter's House
Connect on facebook here.


Curious about the story behind bringing sustainable food to your plate?

As Part Two of Ad 2 DC's "Food for Thought" series at The Potter's House, they are showing three exciting mini-documentaries created by local filmmakers exploring several sources of sustainable food, and the intricacies around bringing it to your table.

Mass Volunteer Meeting: Peoples Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the People's Climate Movement
Connect on facebook here.


On April 29th, tens of thousands of people will come to Washington DC for the Peoples Climate March to surround the White House and stand up to Trump's climate-denying agenda.

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Age of Consequences"

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
Connect on facebook here.

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet!
presents the award-winning documentary

THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (Global, 2016)

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Teach-In on Climate Change

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by 350.org and Politics and Prose
Connect on facebook here.


The next teach-in at P&P will address a topic that affects us all: climate change. What is the scientific consensus behind climate change, and how did this issue become so politicized? How can we balance legislation that reduces CO2 emissions and protects the environment with the need to protect American jobs and remain competitive? And as citizens, what can we do to convince our lawmakers that climate change must be taken seriously?

Tour of #ResisDANCE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Queer Resistance

From the people who brought you the massive queer dance party at Ivanka Trump’s house and the Daddy Pence Protest, get ready to WERK it on the Tour of #ResisDANCE!

This tour will be kicking off a weekend chalk full of Resistance, from the People's Climate March on Saturday to the May Day immigrants and workers strikes on Monday ~ DC on Strike. DC en Huelga!.

Poetry in a time of climate crisis: A generative writing workshop from Split This Rock

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Split This Rock.

Open to all writing levels. Though the workshop will be working with examples of poetry as writing prompts, both poets and prose writers are welcome to participate. Cost: $25. Pre-registration required at: http://ht.ly/3O4O30aRUul

Art Party for People's Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

SURJ DC invites you to join us on April 23rd for an art party in preparation for the People's Climate March!  The group will be creating signs and banners to support indigenous-led environmental movements. If you have nontoxic art supplies, please feel free to bring them to contribute to the event. Folks are free to come and go anytime between 2-6pm.

Defending the Environment in the Age of Trump

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)

The question of how to avoid environmental catastrophe has never been more urgent. Sea levels are rising, threatening to displace millions of people and destroy countless homes. Rainfall is becoming increasingly unpredictable, raising food insecurity. Plant and animal species are more threatened every day, endangering entire ecosystems.

The New Political Climate

Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Climate One

The 2014 Climate March in New York and other cities helped solidify public support in the runup to the Paris climate accord. But these days climate advocates are playing defense and trying to keep Paris together. Will this year's Climate March have any impact on the politics of climate in the United States? Where can clean energy advance in the current political context?

Resist, Build and Rise: War is Not Green!

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by CODEPINK

Coming to the grand People’s Climate March? Join up for a pre-march inspiring evening of talks, music and spoken word.  There will be particular focus on the critical links between climate chaos and the chaos of war/militarism. Leaders in the climate and anti-war movements will motivate us as we “Resist, Build and Rise." Sponsored by Busboys and Poets, the Peace Hub of the Climate March and CODEPINK

Connect on facebook here.

Split this Rock Climate Justice Open Mic

Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Saturday, April 29th, the evening of the People's Climate March for Jobs and Justice, Split This Rock is hosting an eco-justice poetry reading and open mic from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring a poem in response to the Trumpapocalypse! Raise your voice for the air, the water, soil, animals, present and future generations! Let's make a ruckus for our one good planet and a future shared by all.

Featured readers include Dan Vera, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Alan King, Heather Davis, and others, TBA. Hosted by Melissa Tuckey.

Sign Making for the Climate March at Denizens Brewery

Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Takoma Park Mobilization
 Connect on facebook here.


Get ready to march for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on April 29! Takoma Park Mobilization is holding a sign-making party at Denizens Brewery. Come socialize, eat, drink, support a local business, make your Metro meet-up plans, and MAKE THOSE SIGNS! Some signmaking materials will be provided, but please bring your own if you can: posterboard, markers, paint. No glitter please, at hosts' request.

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