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Climate Justice League
Meeting Information
Place: FPH 102
Time: Sundays at 5:30PM
Contact Information
Email: climatejustice@lists.hampshire.edu
Signer Information
Signer 1: Dineen O'Rourke
Signer 2: Juliette Humer
Signer 3: Miles Larson
Advisor Information
Advisor name:
Signer Resources
Group Account Number: 682
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Funding Request Decisions
Student Group Signer Manual

Contents

Mission Statement

The Climate Justice League is dedicated to working in solidarity with local, national, and international movements to avert climate catastrophe and transition towards a sustainable world. Those that have done the least to cause climate change are the ones paying for it the most - that’s climate injustice. There cannot be a livable climate without justice and there cannot be justice without a livable climate. We work alongside the Five Colleges to pressure their administrations to divest from the fossil fuel industry, as ours was one of the first to do so. We work to block future dirty energy proposals and close those in operation. We organize and celebrate with 350.org and the national movement, attending rallies, convergences, and protests out of state. We strive to further educate ourselves and our community on the greatest challenge of our time. We will hold multiple film screenings a month, invite guest speakers on climate justice, and reach out to Five College Professors to give lectures. Climate Justice League works to engage the Hampshire and Pioneer Valley communities on issues of environmental sustainability through education, collaboration, and direct action. We strive to foster love, care, and respect for our earth and to ensure Hampshire a more just and sustainable future.


Climate Legacy

Working with Students for a Just and Stable Future, attending the winter retreat (Jan 31- Feb 2) to plan the April Action focused on pushing Governor Patrick to enact three main goals before he leaves office:

1. Ban the Worst
Keep coal, tar sands oil, and natural gas fracking out of Massachusetts
2. Build Only the Best
All new energy infrastructure should be green and renewable and LEED certified
3. Begin to Price the Rest
Hold polluters accountable and enforce a carbon tax

Projects for Spring 2014

Campaigns we will be focusing on include, but are not limited to:

Pipeline Resistance:

Pipeline Resistance Dinner
Other pipelines besides the Keystone XL (Enbridge, etc.)

Climate Legacy:

Working with Students for a Just and Stable Future, attending the winter retreat (Jan 31- Feb 2) to plan the April Action focused on pushing Governor Patrick to enact three main goals before he leaves office:

1. Ban the Worst
Keep coal, tar sands oil, and natural gas fracking out of Massachusetts
2. Build Only the Best
All new energy infrastructure should be green and renewable and LEED certified
3. Begin to Price the Rest
Hold polluters accountable and enforce a carbon tax

Mt. Tom Coal Plant:

There is a coal plant near Holyoke right off of 91 which contributes to high asthma rates in the area. We will be looking into ways we can be involved and help.

Portland Tar Sands:

The Waterfront Protection Ordinance failed this past November which would have protected Portland, Maine from having the Portland-Montreal Pipeline run through their city. Now it's time to take the next steps, regroup and restrategize to campaign.

Massachusetts Divestment:

Work to get the state of Massachusetts to divest from fossil fuel companies.


Roles for Spring 2014

Meeting Notetaker - changes weekly

Hampedia Updater - Sam

Bottom Liner/Meeting Reminder - Maggie and Alex

Food - Hannah

Outreach and Media - Alex, Nina, Hannah, Juliette

SJSF Communicator - Dineen, Maggie

5 College Communicator - Maggie, Miles

In-Meeting Education Coordinator - Izzie


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