Rally for Climate Solutions this Friday

From 350 Wesleyan:

Powershift-2009-sea-of-green-at-the-capitol-photoCome to the statewide Rally for Climate Solutions this Friday, November 13th!!

350 Wesleyan and ConnPIRG are planning a powerful event to show Senator Lieberman and Senator Dodd that students from all over Connecticut are asking for strong, environmental leaders.

It is crucial that we take action now, as the Senate considers climate legislation, and the UN prepares for its Copenhagen climate conference.

We will start rallying at Senator Dodd’s office and march into downtown Hartford to Senator Lieberman’s office, where we will deliver our school’s 350.org photos, an intra-college petition, and hear inspirational speakers give a voice to our cause. There will be music, megaphones and noisemaking gaiety

A FREE BUS will leave campus at 2:30.  Meet at Usdan at 2:15. You will be back before 6

Please email dlfischer at wes to RSVP as soon as possible. Seats will fill up quick.

Date: Friday, Nov. 13
Time: meet at 2:15 for a 2:30 bus
Location: Usdan

4 thoughts on “Rally for Climate Solutions this Friday

  1. sahm

    hello,

    This is a very thoughtful comment, and I think that you would be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees with what you have written.

    However, given that we live in a political world that is issue-based, I doubt the effectiveness of a movement whose slogan is “fix everything.” Due to this political reality, I think that we are right in fighting for climate change. We are also right in fighting for all the things that you have mentioned- and I write “we” because there is a significant amount of overlap in who is advocating for universal health care versus who is advocating for the environment.

    Also, I agree that all of these issues share an ultimate causality behind them. However, aside from just citing globalization/capitalism/America as the major impetus behind all of these problems, there are also more proximate connections. For example, Majora Carter spoke this past Saturday about achieving a healthy space through environmentalism.

    SO what I am going to do is make sure that my issue doesn’t become incorporated into what we’re labeling the problem, and I’m going to do that by making sure it stays connected to these other problems. This means making sure we get a climate solution that is a climate solution for everyone, one that serves climate justice. BUT, I am going to stay focused on this particular issue because it seems like that’s the only way to get anything done ’round here.

  2. sahm

    hello,

    This is a very thoughtful comment, and I think that you would be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees with what you have written.

    However, given that we live in a political world that is issue-based, I doubt the effectiveness of a movement whose slogan is “fix everything.” Due to this political reality, I think that we are right in fighting for climate change. We are also right in fighting for all the things that you have mentioned- and I write “we” because there is a significant amount of overlap in who is advocating for universal health care versus who is advocating for the environment.

    Also, I agree that all of these issues share an ultimate causality behind them. However, aside from just citing globalization/capitalism/America as the major impetus behind all of these problems, there are also more proximate connections. For example, Majora Carter spoke this past Saturday about achieving a healthy space through environmentalism.

    SO what I am going to do is make sure that my issue doesn’t become incorporated into what we’re labeling the problem, and I’m going to do that by making sure it stays connected to these other problems. This means making sure we get a climate solution that is a climate solution for everyone, one that serves climate justice. BUT, I am going to stay focused on this particular issue because it seems like that’s the only way to get anything done ’round here.

  3. please consider

    While you are there, would you please also express some other perhaps more pressing issues such as health care and all the people who dont have it, war and the people who are profiting and the people who are dying, housing and all of the people who dont have it, hunger and how many children experience it a day, and the unconstitutionality of our current and rapidly expanding prison industrial complex. These are all part of the “environmental problem” and need to be part of the solution. why is 350 and other “environmental activism” the defining movement of our college and our generation? Please include a whole explanation of climate change and who suffers the most as well as the grounds on which the current exploitation of resources by western nations is based. and the ways in which this movement needs to incorporate a non-anglo perspective. and who is going to matter at the Copenhagen summit- or how perhaps it should include more parties than just the US and China. and please check out the corporate sponsors for this international event. and the letter to Lieberman could include these aspects of GLOBAL climate change as well. this could be such a powerful movement.

  4. please consider

    While you are there, would you please also express some other perhaps more pressing issues such as health care and all the people who dont have it, war and the people who are profiting and the people who are dying, housing and all of the people who dont have it, hunger and how many children experience it a day, and the unconstitutionality of our current and rapidly expanding prison industrial complex. These are all part of the “environmental problem” and need to be part of the solution. why is 350 and other “environmental activism” the defining movement of our college and our generation? Please include a whole explanation of climate change and who suffers the most as well as the grounds on which the current exploitation of resources by western nations is based. and the ways in which this movement needs to incorporate a non-anglo perspective. and who is going to matter at the Copenhagen summit- or how perhaps it should include more parties than just the US and China. and please check out the corporate sponsors for this international event. and the letter to Lieberman could include these aspects of GLOBAL climate change as well. this could be such a powerful movement.

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