On Monday, May 20 @ 7 pm.
We need YOU to make contact with critical decision makers on the City Council – and to help us fill the Council Chambers to support the Resolution – which opposes Tar Sands.
Please see this link for addtional information.
In particular, if you cannot attend, please consider using this easy-to-complete/editable “Suggested Letter” to express your views to the City Council. And call your City Councilor; see contact information here.
NOTE: just discovered that the City of Portland Tar Sands Resolution is “late” on the City Council Agenda (see page 10 via the link below)…however, things do get shifted at times; see http://www.portlandmaine.gov/councilagenda.pdf.
DATELINE: Belfast, Maine; May 19, 2013
Reporting: Read Brugger, 350 Maine
We had a great turnout at our first monthly climate vigil in Belfast.
Every Sunday the Waldo County Peace and Justice Committee holds a vigil on the corner of High & Main Streets from noon to 1pm. At this month’s meeting of the P&J it was decided to work with 350 Waldo County and dedicate the third vigil of the month to the theme of climate change.
We had a great turnout today with many motorists and pedestrians letting us know they were in solidarity with our message.
To those of you who made it there THANK YOU. To others receiving this message, please put it on your calendar and plan join us next month.
This week’s edition of Ira Glass’ “This American Life” is devoted to the topic of climate change. The three segments of the show feature a climatologist in Colorado who is seeing the effects of climate change in his own backyard, an interview with Republican climate champ Bob Inglis, and a segment with Bill McKibben on his campaign to make fossil fuel companies the villains.
Hear the program at 6 pm Sunday on MPBN Radio or online at: www.mpbn.net/
The program will also be available to download as an MP3 on Sunday evening here:
12 noon to 1 pm every Sunday on the Casco Bay Bridge*
Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of South Portland.
Bring your own sign and join with us in opposition to Tar Sands Oil.
* northeastern side – as you are leaving South Portland
Recent legislative activity @ the Statehouse has been, in a word, intense. Here’s another: disappointing. And another: unacceptable.
Though there were many bills in support of a sustainable future, the politics of outright dismissal of citizen’s wishes continues. The planet continues to literally be burning – and business as usual remains intent on fiddling the same tune of resource extraction, “jobs” and denial of reality.
What is the solution? YOU!
We are all extremely busy – at times, overwhelmed. But unless we stand up to the forces intent on destroying a sustainable and equitable way of life, all is literally lost.
We appreciate what you have done in the past but we need you again, now!
Many have suggested that there is nothing that we can do at this point. We at 350 Maine disagree – and call on you to take action as the citizens of Maine, committed to protecting our environment and natural resources.
Please see these suggested Action Steps to assist you in responding to current and future legislative activities.
Also, please see Upcoming Events, which reviews some key Tar Sands matters – including the 350.org/350 Maine attention to Summer Heat!
Team 350 Maine
PLEASE NOTE: if nothing else, PLEASE FORWARD THIS LETTER to express your outrage to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for…not protecting our environment and natural resources.
Please help us enjoy May 18, 2013 – and many May 18th’s into the future – by supporting the Concerned Citizens of South Portland as they renew their Petition efforts in opposition to Tar Sands Oil.
See this link for further information.
For the first time, NOAA’s Mauna Loa observatory recorded an average daily CO2 concentration above 400 parts per million. Globally, we’re not yet at annual averages above 400, but this is indeed an important milestone. We’ve created 400.350.org to reflect on what this means, and talk about what we’re doing to cool the planet.
Please take a moment to read and share.
Please click on the appropriate image for ACTion that is needed NOW!
On Wednesday, May 8th, L.D. 1059 “An Act To Protect Maine’s Environment and Natural Resources Jeopardized by Mining” is being considered in a Work Session by the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee in Augusta starting @ 1 pm.
WE NEED YOU!
In-person attendance at the Work Session is a unique and powerful statement. However, understandably, attendance at weekday legislative activities can be challenging. Nonetheless, any contact with decision makers and other resources has incredible value.
A specific request: please reinforce the support of L.D. 1059 by writing the ENR Committee prior to the Work Session. Please see additional information and suggestions here.