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Ireland Divests! When will Chicago? – members visit the Mayor’s office!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Last Thursday, Ireland’s lower house of Parliament passed The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, requiring the government to sell off its shares of more than $370 million in investments in coal, oil, gas, and peat. The bill is now headed to the country’s upper house, where it’s expected to pass quickly. To (More...)

Ireland set to be first country to end investment in fossil fuels

12 July 2018    Source – BBC News  (bbc.co.uk – © copyright 2018 BBC) Ireland is set to become the first country to stop public investments in fossil fuels.   The Fossil Fuel Divestment bill was passed by the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann, on Thursday. The bill is expected to pass relatively quickly through (More...)

Chicago 350 July Monthly Meeting to include ‘Intro to Personal Divestment’

(Images by Dooder / Freepik) One of the most the powerful ways to stop fossil-fuel-driven climate change is to simply stop funding the fossil fuel industry. But did you know your retirement accounts and investments are probably funding dirty fossil fuels? And if you have a credit card from a major bank, it’s probably supporting (More...)

Animation: Annihilation, Utopia, and Climate Change

Video by The Atlantic   “I’m not a fan of fiction that’s totally hopeless,” says Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation, in an interview with The Atlantic, animated in the video above. “You find ways of documenting the world as it is, [with its] beauty, and you wind up redefining utopia and dystopia.” VanderMeer goes on (More...)

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Scott Pruitt: Insult, Injury, and Iniquity

REPORTER ON NEW EMAIL DUMP THAT REVEALS SECRET INNER WORKINGS OF THE EPA May 9, 20182:05 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air TERRY GROSS New York Times reporter Eric Lipton says the response to a recent FOIA request shows that Scott Pruitt and his staff have gone to great lengths to keep the public and (More...)

Economics Politics

12 Fossil Free Challenges You Can Start Today

      12 Fossil Free Challenges You Can Start Today   Spend a week without a car. We all know that cars use fossil fuels and by living in Chicago we have the luxury of avoiding them. But have you ever gone a day, week, or month without relying on a car? Have you (More...)

Reducing Carbon

Blacks In Green: Village Hiring Hall

Interested in a clean energy career? Join us on May 8th ~ apply for our free solar installation & maintenance training course new market & equitable development overview placement & retention services included one year free membership in industry networking club  Also learn about other clean energy career tracks ~ technology, design, development electrical & (More...)

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Are sustainable and organic farming the same thing? A local farmer weighs in.

When people think of the causes of greenhouse gases, most people think of transportation, electricity or industrial products. But according to the EPA, agriculture accounts for 9% of greenhouse gas production. A great source of this comes from mis-management of fertilization related to unsustainable farming practices. Many people turn to USDA-certified organic foods to reduce (More...)