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Alerts & Opportunities:
- TODAY call your member of Congress to support Citizens Climate Lobby in-person visits. Details here.
- Extinction Rebellion Bloomington is organizing actions on the following occasions:
- 11/11: Housing4All info session on the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), 6:00pm at the DemLab, 116 S Madison..
- 11/13: Public Comment on the UDO at Bloomington City Council, 6:30 pm, City Hall, 401 S. Morton.
- 11/15: “Call to Arms for Climate Action” talk by Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-District 87), followed by Fridays for Future march. 1:30 pm, Hoosier Den, Read Hall, 125 S. Jordan.
- 11/16 at 6 pm and 11/17 from 11-3 pm.,Switchyard Park
- 12/6: Occupy City Hall for climate action. 2 pm Festival and 3:30 pm Assembly. A school strike and occupation to call on the City of Bloomington to declare a climate emergency and take radical corrective action.
- Friends of Lake Monroe has been granted federal funding to develop a watershed management plan. Come to a Community Forum to contribute ideas and concerns 6:45-8:30 pm, 11/14, First United Methodist Church, 4th & Lincoln.
- The last public Solarize session of 2019 – get in while the 30% tax credit is still available. RSVP here for 7 pm, 11/14, at the public library, 303 E. Kirkwood.
- Ellen Tamura speaks on “Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It,” 2:30 pm, 11/17, Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane.
- Bag It! film and discussion. Learn what really happens to plastic we discard or try to recycle, and how it affects our bodies and the environment. Share ways to avoid single-use plastic. 5 pm, 11/17, Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane.
- Concerned Scientists at IU shares a public comment on the EPA’s proposed rollback of regulations on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. Read it here. If submitting your own comment, the deadline is 11/25.
- Fridays for Future stages climate actions every Friday at 3 pm at the Sample Gates, E. Kirkwood & S. Indiana.
- Introducing Extinction Rebellion Bloomington: Who are they? What do they want? What do they believe?
- Time to Choose, Earth Care, SIREN and other groups are co-sponsoring a festive energy fair on MLK Day 2020. Seeking volunteers with baking, graphics, and PR skills, also help with youth activities. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bring Your Bag Bloomington taught 175 Edgewood School students to make reusable bags. Is your school next?
- Citizens Climate Lobby members head to Washington to lobby our representatives on the Energy innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
- Indiana Solar for All gives thanks.
- SIREN will continue consulting and making solar presentations to private groups, businesses and individuals after the close of the Solarize season. Email email@example.com.
- At-large reports:
- Harvard study: “potential climate and health benefits of deploying renewable energy [in the Midwest] are about four times higher” than in California.
- Indiana Drawdown iocalizes Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan to reduce global warming. Plus this: “We know the climate crisis is an opportunity to reimagine society. What unique vision will the heartland give to the world? They need us. Let’s do it.”
- See Indiana Drawdown’s founder Daniel Poynter propose to his girlfriend during an Extinction Rebellion action.
The era of hard choices has begun. In the last month, student and community groups met to integrate and coordinate their climate initiatives. At the same time, divisive debates over the UDO raged in the core neighborhoods. More than 11,000 scientists just officially declared a global climate emergency. …read more