Fair Climate ProjectEvents http://fairclimateproject.org Promoting fair and equitable solutions to climate change Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:00:14 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.1 en hourly 1 Midwest Fair Climate Summit, June 24 – 25, 2009 http://fairclimateproject.org/event/midwest-fair-climate-summit-june-24-25-2009/ http://fairclimateproject.org/event/midwest-fair-climate-summit-june-24-25-2009/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2009 17:46:30 +0000 kassie http://fairclimate.diligentcreative.com/?p=15 “From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda”
Midwest Fair Climate Summit
Southfield, MI
June 24 – 25, 2009

Over 30 organizations from across the Midwest gathered for the Midwest Fair Climate Summit “From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda” in Southfield, MI.

The event was organized by: The Heat and Warmth Fund, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Parsons and Associates, Michigan Environmental Council, Plains Justice, Institute for Community Resource Development, Oxfam America, Global Exchange, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program, National Wildlife Federation, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization.

Click here to see the meeting Fair Climate Summit Agenda_Midwest

The groups that came together will be working on a series of next steps.  If you’re interested in getting involved in promoting fair climate solutions in the Midwest, please contact us.

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Faith Leader Fly-In – June 2009 http://fairclimateproject.org/event/faith-leader-fly-in/ http://fairclimateproject.org/event/faith-leader-fly-in/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2009 21:12:44 +0000 kassie http://fairclimate.diligentcreative.com/?p=136 Faith Leaders Fly-In
Washington, DC
June 9-10 2009

NWF hosted a Pastors’ Fly-In in partnership with the Christian Coalition of America (CCA) and the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN).  The 12 conservative evangelical leaders were briefed on climate change and energy issues and on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) by CCA, EEN and NWF staff.  They then had met with key members of the U.S. House of Representatives, advocating support for ACES.

The Fly-In participants were from Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois and Kentucky. Plans are underway for similar actions focusing on Senate legislation.

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African American Leader Fly-In – May 4 – 5, 2009 http://fairclimateproject.org/event/african-american-leader-fly-in/ http://fairclimateproject.org/event/african-american-leader-fly-in/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2009 21:11:59 +0000 kassie http://fairclimate.diligentcreative.com/?p=134 African American Leaders Fly-In
Washington, DC
May 4-5 2009

The African American leaders fly-in was  held May 4 and 5.  Over 20 leaders representing 10 different states confirmed for our event gathered for the event.  We’ve pulled together a wide range of leaders, from business owners, clergy, to professors.

The fly-in began with an afternoon of presentations and training on global warming and current proposed legislation. The following day, participants went to the Hill and met with their congress people.

In follow-up to the event, NWF is working with these leaders to coordinate in-district meetings, draft a collective resolution on climate change, and garner local media attention on climate change.

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Gulf Coast Fair Climate Summit – April 17, 2009 http://fairclimateproject.org/event/gulf-coast-fair-climate-summit-april-17-2009/ http://fairclimateproject.org/event/gulf-coast-fair-climate-summit-april-17-2009/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2009 21:10:48 +0000 kassie http://fairclimate.diligentcreative.com/?p=132 “From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda”
Gulf Coast Fair Climate Summit

New Orleans, LA

April 17, 2009

Over 70 individuals gathered in New Orleans, LA for the Gulf Coast Fair Climate Summit: “From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda.”   The summit brought together people of diverse backgrounds to deepen our understanding of the intersections of climate change to the issues of race and gender justice, the lack of governmental accountability in times of disaster, coastal erosion, the survival of indigenous communities, environmental racism, public health, and the depletion of water and other natural resources. This conference also provided us the opportunity to explore how we can make our voices heard on federal and international climate policies that will affect our lives and the lives of future generations.

The Summit was organized by: Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Women’s Environment & Development Organization, National Wildlife Federation, Global Green USA, Alliance for Affordable Energy, Gulf Restoration Network, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.

View the conference agenda here: Gulf Coast Fair Climate Summit Agenda

Find out what we’ve been doing in follow-up from the Summit

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