Campaigning for Chicago to do more to address Climate Change

We are a volunteer group working to inspire Chicagoans to take on the challenge of climate change. To envision and build toward a future not dominated by fossil fuels and the environmental destruction caused by their mining and use.

While linked to a global movement, we take action locally based on issues important to the Chicago area and the Midwest.

Dedicated to preserving a livable planet, we share a passion for the environment while seeking to connect and build community with like minded groups in the Chicago area.

 


Why We March on April 29th

Fellow activists, April 29th is the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, and already it is apparent that climate change action is not on his agenda. No other president in history has taken such an aggressive stance on environmental deregulation and climate change denial. Since taking office, Trump has or is preparing to roll back (More...)

After the Trumpocalypse: 3 things you can do today!

It’s been over two months since the floors caved in. Some of us are still in disbelief. Others are angry. The rest are in one of those other stages of grief. But one feeling has been almost universal: We have to do something. From protests to donations to safety pins, people are beginning to step (More...)

The Fight Against the Politics and Policies of Trump and the Oligarchs

For American’s concerned with the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency, fear, despair, anger and outrage may be the emotions of the moment. Yet the selection of a candidate with a history of racism, misogyny, scapegoating of immigrants, extravagant lying and corrupt business practices offers opponents of such repugnant politics and personality an (More...)

Despair is Not an Option

For many years, I have listened to the Thom Hartman show on WCPT radio in Chicago. His typical sign on/off from each show usually includes the phrase, “Despair is not an option!” And with the rise of income inequality, global terrorism, endless wars for energy resources and especially global climate change and the potential catastrophic (More...)

Building a Divestment Movement in Chicago

Building an organizational chapter of 350.org in the City of Chicago has required patience, resolve, purpose and a general sense of the long view. For most of us involved in Chicago350, we all maintain full time occupations while generally volunteering our time, effort and skills to build out the infrastructure of and recruit new members (More...)