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.
We  envision a future without fossil fuels and the destruction caused by their mining and use.
Part of a global movement, we take action locally based on issues important to Chicago and the Midwest.
Dedicated to preserving a livable planet, we share a passion for the environment and seek to connect and build a community of like-minded groups in the Chicago area.


Personal Divestment Resources

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu     Why Divest? The main culprit of climate change is fossil fuels. Divesting from the fossil fuel industry takes away​ its social license to operate.  And reinvesting those funds in (More...)

Economics

Monsanto Still Trying to Discredit Rachel Carson

The Deafening Criticism Against Silent Spring The Saturday Evening Post By: Nicholas Gilmore Published: September 27, 2017 Attacks on Silent Spring and the ideas it put forth are still numerous. Their intentions, however, are sometimes more transparent, like the website www.rachelwaswrong.com, which alleges “her extreme rhetoric generated a culture of fear.” The site is run (More...)

Free Movie Screening: Rachel Carson

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM Harold Ramis Film School 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60610 Hosted by Chicago 350.  More info here. (More...)

Chicago Workers Strike Back: September 4th

    This Labor Day, join the largest Labor Day rally in Chicago’s history to stand up for strong unions & living wages & against corporations and politicians that have rigged our economy! Workers from ALL sectors of our economy and across our communities are striking back– to join rallies, marches, and strikes to demonstrate (More...)

Economics Politics

Upcoming Action: Walk the Line, September 30th

  Walk the Line – Pipelines carrying Tar Sands oil—the dirtiest form of oil there is—are running through our neighborhoods in Northwest Indiana.  Join us on Sept. 30, 2017 as we walk along the path of the tar sands pipelines that pass through our communities to help support a just transition to a renewable energy (More...)

Pipelines Politics

Our Economy is Being Left Behind

Thank you Senator Duckworth! Thursday, June 01, 2017 [CHICAGO, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement: “Climate change is one of the gravest environmental, economic and national security threats of our time, and (More...)

Economics Politics

Environmental Discussion Club

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 – 10:00 PM 3329 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2216 Come have an intellectual discussion about environmental issues, politics, and philosophies. This will be our second discussion. The last one was a lot of fun. Hope to see you there! The readings for the discussion will be announced in the next (More...)

Beach Clean Up by Zero Waste Chicago

Tuesday, August 15,  5:30-7:30 Zero Waste Chicago is partnering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to do a beach clean-up at 31st Street Beach. In addition to cleaning up the beach, the work will also help the Alliance track the amount and types of trash on the beach. Location: Meet off Pier 31, right (More...)

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock

  Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock. Movie Screening, Hosted by Chicago 350. Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM – 9 PM. Harold Ramis Film School, 230 W.  North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60610 See more information here. (More...)

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...)

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