People's Climate March
Be a part of the action as the Center for Biological Diversity, 350.org and allies take to the streets of New York City for the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.
When: Sunday, September 21; exact timing still being planned
Where: United Nations Building, New York, NY 10017
|• Aug. 28: Oil Train Community Forum (NY)
• Sept. 4: This Debate, Don’t Let Candidates Off the Hook on Fracking (CA)
• Sept. 5-7: "Paddle to DC," Wilderness Conference (MN)
• Sept. 8, 9: Our Water, Our Future: End Mountaintop-removal Coal Mining in Appalachia (DC)
• Sept. 10: Population Rock Stars: Kieran Suckling and Bill Ryerson Talk Population and the Environment (AZ)
• Sept. 10: Presentation on Wolves: “The Return of the Wolf" (CA)
• Sept. 15-18: Join the People's Climate Train (CA)
• September 21: People's Climate March (NY)
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)
In the past three years the amount of crude oil shipped by rail in New York state has gone from essentially zero to nearly 3 billion gallons per year. New York has become a major East Coast corridor for shipment of fracked and explosive “Bakken” crude from North Dakota and central Canada. Every week, some 15 to 30 million gallons of crude oil are being hauled by train along the western shore of Lake Champlain, en route to Albany, the Hudson River, and refineries in the mid-Atlantic and New Brunswick. Transport of this dangerous cargo threatens communities along the rail lines, as well as wildlife and sensitive habitat like Lake Champlain. This mode of shipping has already proven deadly and destructive. In the last year, more crude oil was spilled from trains than in the previous 40 years combined, and last July 47 people died when an oil train crashed in a popular tourist town in Quebec.
Local experts and officials will speak at a community forum on oil trains in the Lake Champlain region. Topics will include public safety and emergency preparedness for oil train accidents; potential impacts of an oil spill on fisheries and Lake Champlain; and current efforts underway to address the risks posed by massive oil train shipping to local communities, water, and wildlife. Speakers include local emergency-services directors Don Jaquish and Eric Day; Mark Malchoff, an aquatic biologist with Lake Champlain Sea Grant; and Claire Barnett, the executive director of the Healthy Schools Network.
When: Thursday, August 28, 7 to 9 p.m
Where: Plattsburgh City Hall Auditorium, 41 City Hall Pl, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
RSVP to Mollie Matteson, email@example.com, (802) 318-1487
Cosponsors of this event are the Center for Biological Diversity, Adirondack Council, Adirondack Mountain Club and Lake Champlain Committee.
Learn more about oil trains.
On Sept. 4 Gov. Brown debates Neel Kashkari in the only debate of the election season. While Gov. Brown claims to be a national leader fighting climate change, both Brown and Kashkari support fracking.
Join us on Thursday, September 4, outside the gubernatorial debate to call for a ban on fracking now!
The future of the climate affects all Californians. Gov. Brown regularly talks about his work to make California more sustainable and green, but he supports fracking. This is a contradiction that the governor needs to fix.
We know the key to California's future means we must break free from our dependence on fossil fuels. And the first step is stopping drilling and fracking for oil that leaves our water, groundwater and air vulnerable.
We want this to be big. We want more than 100 people to raise our voices and tell the candidates: Real climate leaders don’t frack.
Join us in urging both candidates to address climate change through renewables and by banning fracking.
When: Thursday, September 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: California Channel, 1121 L St # 110, Sacramento, CA 95814
RSVP to the Center's Ash Lauth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about our campaign against fracking.
Local explorers Dave and Amy Freeman are paddling a canoe from northeastern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and to bring attention to the significant threat to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from proposed sulfide-ore mines. The proposed copper-nickel mines would threaten the pristine waters of the Boundary Waters Wilderness with sulfuric acid and other pollution, as well as impact the livelihood of the 18,000 people who work in the thriving recreation and tourism industry in Northern Minnesota.
On Friday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dave and Amy will arrive in Duluth on their journey. Please come to the Duluth ship canal and lift bridge to welcome them to Duluth with banners, signs, and lots of enthusiasm.
On Saturday, September 6, at 6 p.m., you can meet and chat with Dave and Amy at the Bent Paddle Taproom at 1912 W. Michigan St. in Duluth’s Canal Park. They will have their signature canoe available for people to sign, which will be delivered to the White House when they arrive in Washington, D.C. Please come to learn more about how you can help protect the Boundary Waters.
On Sunday, September 7, at 11 a.m., all paddling enthusiasts, sailing aficionados, and rowing specialists are encouraged to come to the UMD Boathouse at 1500 Saint Louis Ave. on Park Point in Duluth, for a launch event to escort Dave and Amy out of Duluth. There will be a press conference on shore before the launch. Bring your boat and join the floating escort!
There is also a wilderness conference in Duluth on these same days, September 5-7. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Join leaders from Appalachia and Center staff for a day of action in the nation’s capital to help safeguard clean water and public health and bring an end to mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia. From chemical spills to mining waste, Big Coal has polluted thousands of miles of Appalachian streams, jeopardizing people and endangered species.
The Obama administration has failed to follow through on its promises to protect Appalachian communities from mining pollution. This year several key water rulemakings will be announced in Washington, D.C., and the Alliance for Appalachia is inviting allies to head to the Capitol to raise the stakes and ensure that communities that are being exploited by coal companies are heard during this critical time.
When: Day of Action Tuesday September 9, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.
With more than 7 billion people on the planet, human population growth and reckless overconsumption are at the root of our most pressing environmental issues — yet we don’t hear about it often enough. It’s time to break through the stigma and awkwardness to bring environmental awareness into the bedroom.
Join the Center’s executive director, Kierán Suckling, and the president of Population Media Center, Bill Ryerson, as they discuss how population growth threatens biodiversity and the environment, as well as how creative media — such as Endangered Species Condoms and the popular Web novella East Lost High — can bring population back to the forefront of environmental issues.
Hosted by University of Arizona’s Communication Department, the Center for Biological Diversity and Population Media Center, this event will cover common-sense solutions that benefit women, families, wildlife and the planet. It will also address all the population questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
When: Wednesday, September 10, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Center Population and Sustainability Organizer Taralynn Reynolds at email@example.com or via phone, (520) 345-5713. Please email Taralynn to RSVP.
Learn more about our Population and Sustainability program.
Presentation on Wolves: “The Return of the Wolf”
Join us for an exciting evening of education, awareness-raising and updates about the historic return of wolves to the West Coast, presented by Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer and expert with the Center for Biological Diversity.
This special presentation on wolves kicks off the 10th year of Sonoma Birding's “Wine Country Nature Lecture Series,” in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks.
Learn more about Sonoma Birding at www.sonomabirding.com.
Learn more about the Center’s West Coast wolf work.
The People's Climate Train is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for activists to travel together — networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.
The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.
Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.
Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.
Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.
Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?
Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.
"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."
Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.
Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; Keystone XL protest courtesy Flickr/Josh Lopez, 350.org
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