The Hardest Part (from today’s POV) The Hardest Part (from today’s POV) Hannah Bacon writes on June 2, 2021: Hey friends! It’s been a while… thanks for hanging in there with me! I am two weeks from the finish, and realize I haven’t posted in two months! My lack of posting is partly because I am in a time warp (truly shocked so much time has passed) and partly because I’ve had some serious writer’s block. Today, two months and 1,000 miles since my last post, Continue reading →
2021 WALK FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN In 2013, a multi-generational group of climate activists walked from Camp David, Maryland, to Washington, DC. Their goal: to tell President Obama and other policy makers that we must keep the majority of fossil fuels in the ground. Now, in 2021, elders and youth are walking once again to demand climate action from President Biden. Biden has promised bold actions to address climate change, yet his current proposals are still inadequate to address the climate emergency. The 2021 Walk for Continue reading →
Two years ago, Pascha Morgan walked 1200 miles from Des Moines, Iowa to the Texas/Mexico border — a solo journey he dubbed the March Against Detaining Asylum-seeking Families (or MAD-AF). He writes that the purpose of his walk was “to put words like compassion, empathy, and human dignity into action. Love of others can make you MAD AF.” Here’s a story about Pascha’s march during his trek through Salina, Kansas. The climate emergency also motivates Pascha in his work, and he has been very active in Des Continue reading →
“From Joe Gantz, the Emmy-winning producer of American Winter and Ending Disease, The Race To Save The World offers an intimate portrait of activists, age 15 to 72, as they put themselves on the line to fight climate change. Encompassing protests and arrests, courtroom drama and family turmoil, these everyday heroes push to create a sustainable world, often risking their relationships, careers – and freedoms in the process. Drawing on powerful footage and moving interviews, The Race to Save The World is an inspiring call Continue reading →
Inspired after reading David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth, Hannah Bacon chose to walk home to the east coast from the west coast where she had been visiting. She is raising money for the Sunrise Movement with her action, blogging, and talking with people she meets about the urgency of climate action. Go to MilesForClimate.org to learn more, read Hannah’s blogs, and donate.
On February 1, 2020, over 1,000 people marched through downtown Des Moines, from Cowles Commons to the Iowa Events Center, to bring media attention to the climate crisis. Over 70 organizations worked together to make this event happen. It was scheduled just before the Iowa Caucuses to take advantage of the national media gathered here. Various groups concentrated on different climate topics, including extinction, pipelines, natural disasters, and Indigenous rights. Climate March was a sponsor of the Climate Crisis Parade. Go to BoldIowa.com to find Continue reading →
Landowners who had their property taken by force for the Dakota Access Pipeline have joined with the Iowa Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). They allege that the IUB illegally allowed Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to use eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their case is strong and has potentially historic significance. To raise awareness of the importance of this lawsuit, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa are partnering with the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter and Seeding Sovereignty to Continue reading →
Video: https://www.facebook.com/1413135175655668/videos/1637883669847483 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jamaicas-Climate-Walk-1413135175655668 Message from the coordinator, July 3, 2015: Ed, we need your support! Please assist us with broadcasting with to your contacts and followers and encourage them to register and participate. This is now a national event with the largest media print agencies on board. We would appreciate as much support as possible and any contributions towards the initiative to ensure its success. Jamaica is a tough country to get on board but we are making significant Continue reading →