Ben & Jerry’s & Tesla Fight Climate Change–Together!

You will find the latest climate petition in an unlikely place—Ben & Jerry’s stores and scoop shops across the United States. The Vermont-based company just unveiled Save Our Swirled, a new ice cream flavor inspired by the company’s campaign to raise awareness about the facts and issues of worldwide climate change. “On every carton of

Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic questions. “If climate change is as bad as you tree-hugger people claim it is, how can anything about it be positive?” The phenomenon tends to

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Gains Steam In New York: Bill McKibben At NYU

The fossil-fuel university divestment campaign, started by the international climate change organization 350.org, is gaining momentum, as over two hundred student groupshave now formed official campaigns on campuses across the United States. This week, author, activist, and 350.org founder Bill McKibben spoke to over 500 students at one of the nation’s largest private university systems

Maine College Is First In Nation to Sell Off Its Fossil Fuel Stock

Most every college or university endowment needs growth to insure that money is available for future academic needs (buildings, equipment, teachers, expanded curricula, etc.). For this reason, nearly every such institution of higher learning maintains a diverse investment portfolio. And obviously, if one hopes for this portfolio to grow in value, then high-valued (high yield)

Maldives President "Not Impressed" with US Climate Activism

  As he and all of us rightfully shouldn’t be…. Waging Nonviolence recently conducted a wonderful interview with climate superstar Mohamed Nasheed, former president of Maldives. Here are some striking words (refreshingly but also depressingly pointed) from the interview: What do you think of the American environmental movement? I’m very disappointed by the slow pace

Bill McKibben on 350.org's Next Move: Take Down Oil Subsidies

  You may have seen this by now, but if not, this is Bill McKibben and 350.org’s next move on trying to stop global warming: Yep, boils down to: let’s cut oil subsidies! I think, personally, the effort could be directed to something even more worthwhile: better support for clean energy. Oil subsidies need to

99% Spring (Nonviolent Direct Action Training for 100,000!)

  by Joshua Kahn Russel It’s been an active few months for 350.org. We’ve been part of a broad-based movement that has stopped the Keystone XL twice – and we had so much fun doing it, that we’re in the middle of round three after delivering 800,000 messages to congress in just 24 hours. Globally, we’ve been

800,000+ Keystone XL Petitions Delivered to Congress (SLIDESHOW)

350.org uploaded over a dozen photos of activists delivering over 800,000 petitions against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline to Congress, petitions which were gathered in 24 hours! Here’s the slideshow of that delivery, followed by text from 350.org: “On Tuesday, February 14, representatives from a coalition of over 30 environmental and progressive groups

Sonoma Valley Getting Transition Towns!

by May Boeve of 350.org Last week, one of my heroes was profiled in his local paper for helping spearhead a new Transition Town in Sonoma, California. I couldn’t be prouder, since that hero is my dad, Tim Boeve, and Sonoma is the town where I grew up. Sonoma is new to the Transition Town fold, which got its start

Climate Referees in Boston (1st Stop of Country Tour)

by Jamie Henn of 350.org BOSTON — Over 60 people dressed in referee outfits protested outside Sen. Scott Brown’s district office in Boston this afternoon to “blow the whistle” on the unseemly reality that Sen. Brown has taken over $1.9 million from fossil fuel interests since being elected and now supports moves in Congress to

Worst Idea Ever?

  Friends, What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States is pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine years for

Join Climate Activism Movement Strategy Meetup — Wednesday

Dear friends, What comes next? That’s the question facing people all across the country — people in the climate movement, people in the Occupy movement, and all of us here at 350.org. Fired up by the momentous victory over the Keystone XL oil pipeline, we know one thing for sure: this movement has momentum, and we

Tar Sands Action November 6 (How to Help Out)

I got this on email from 350.org today (3 hours ago, Gmail tells me) and I thought it should be shared with you all. If, like me, you can’t attend the White House tar sands action planned for Sunday (November 6), there are still other ways you can help. Dear friends, I’m psyched about the

Moving Together (VIDEO)

Editor’s Note: This is an email from Bill MicKibben of 350.org I received today that I thought I should pass along. Check it out and share with friends.

350.org Updates

350.org has been adding dozens and dozens of posts, videos, pictures, etc. It’s worth a long scroll. But highlighting a few posts that stood out to me, here’s a video from the Philippines:

Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

By Bill McKibben

Dear Friends,

The last two weeks have been spectacular.

In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline — but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels.

Tar Sands Arrests Now 595 (+ Top Activism Stories)

Tar Sands activism and arrests continue at the White House, and activists around the world are now joining in from a distance in solidarity. Check out this note and call-to-action from 350.org that I received yesterday (and then more activism stories of the past day or so below that):

Bill McKibben & ~70 Others Arrested

The opposition to the Tar Sands XL pipeline just heated up a notch. Leading environmentalist & founder of 350.org just got arrested, as well as about 70 other folks. Here’s more from the 350.org Facebook page:

U.S. Chamber of Secrets Launched

350.org is continuing on its campaign to expose the U.S. Chamber of Secret’s dirty, U.S.-unfriendly practices with a new campaign, website and all: The U.S. Chamber of Secrets. Yes, that would be a spoof on Harry Potter. And, yes, 350.org is comparing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Lord Voldemort.

Moving Planet & 350 Dominicana

This year, as 350Dominicana began to plan a big bicycle mobilization for Moving Planet, they realized something — there isn’t a single bike lane in their capitol, Santo Domingo. The lack of sustainable transportation options isn’t just a challenge for cyclists, it’s also a major source of pollution. The Dominican Republic has doubled its CO2 emissions in the last 7 years and cars are the second biggest contributor.

Interview: Green Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacie Shepp

Stacie Shepp, the Green Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, and I got connected recently as mutual sponsors of 350.org’s The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for Me campaign. I’m a big fan of the Green Chamber of Commerce’s mission and work and took the opportunity to interview Stacie. Here’s the interview (drop any more questions you may have in the comments below and I’m sure Stacie will respond)…

350.org & Power Shift 2011 Take Aim at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Continuing on with our continuing coverage of and commentary on 350.org’s “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for Me” campaign, news is that 350.org is partnering with the 10,000-strong Power Shift 2011 youth climate conference on Monday, April 18 in Washington, DC. You can reserve your spot there and keep up with news about the conference over on Facebook.

Huge Environmental Organizations Merge (350.org & 1Sky) — My Thoughts

If you haven’t heard the news yet, two huge environmental organizations just decided to merge — 350.org, which organized what was reportedly the biggest day of global action in October (the 10/10/10 day of global action), and 1Sky, a great organization that has inspired many and accomplished much in recent years.

To be honest, they were already using the same colors, so why not merge?…

But, seriously, this is big news and I’m sure a lot of people are wondering if it’s for better or worse…

EMF for 10/10/10 Global Work Party [MUSIC VIDEO]

If you’re a regular reader of Planetsave, you know that I’m a fan of Kristen Farquhar’s Environmental Music Films (EMFs). And, no matter who you are, I imagine you’ve heard of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party being organized by 350.org but with a ton of support from hundreds of other organizations and thousands of people

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