350.org

international environmental NGO

350.org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis. Its stated goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy by building a global, grassroots movement.

The founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, speaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008.

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  • In 2020, amidst record-breaking temperatures and the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Greenland Ice Sheet has passed the point of no return; warming oceans are bringing unprecedented double hurricanes, floods and storms throughout the Carribean, Gulf and Atlantic Coasts; rare derechos are bringing hurricane-like conditions to Iowa and the Midwest. Year-round fires from the West Coast to Colorado are forcing people from homes, causing rolling blackouts, poisoning air and water, and threatening workers, food, and health...
    On Wednesday, September 9, 350 US will hold the second of four mass Solidarity School calls, during which we’ll address “Defund, Abolish & Divest: Climate, Racial & Economic Justice.”
  • This is a disgraceful offering from Senator McConnell, who should be doing everything possible to ensure the people of this country have what we need to recover from COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic and the deepening recession it’s causing are far from over – in fact, cases are on the rise in many states across the U.S. The Senate’s bill does nothing to address the stark inequity facing Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities that face the compound crisis of COVID-19, economic and racial injustice, and the climate crisis. As unemployment skyrockets, this bill would cut off much of the support offered thus far to everyday people struggling to make ends meet. We won’t let Congress pass a giveaway to wealthy corporations while leaving our communities out to dry without a fight.
  • [The platform] speaks to the climate movement's commitment to justice and equity. We are holding fast to our demand for the next president to take immediate and transformative action... The compound crises of Covid-19, racial injustice, and climate change are being paid for in struggle throughout the lives and livelihoods of Black and Indigenous Peoples, and poor families on every frontline, many of whom are already surviving on mutual aid, and a unified demand that democracy delivers... From a responsive civil structure and executive, to federal agencies that provide resources and empower the people, we demand the next president commits to end fossil fuels, hold polluters accountable, and stand up for climate justice and human rights.
  • In the past few weeks, several pipelines across the country have been denied or ordered to shut down, from the Dakota Access pipeline to the proposed Williams pipeline in New York. Yesterday, 350 New Hampshire staff and volunteers are excited to hear that the Granite Bridge fracked gas pipeline and tank will not be built through our Southern New Hampshire community. “I am thankful that there won’t be fracked methane gas infrastructure in my backyard of Raymond,” says Jennifer Dube, Pipeline Resistance Organizer with 350NH. “It is time for New Hampshire to invest in clean, local energy that will keep jobs and dollars in New Hampshire and grow our state’s economy. Every single thing the grassroots organizers and volunteers in our communities did made a difference, and we would not be celebrating this victory if it weren’t for them.”
  • The organizers running this campaign have sent a clear message to the fossil fuel industry: they cannot propose new fossil fuel infrastructure in New Hampshire on our watch. With the Granite Bridge pipeline dead, it is time to stop burning coal in New Hampshire and invest in renewable energy in order to save the health of our communities and our planet. “Fossil fuels are never the only option,” says Kai Parlett, from the 350NH Youth Team. “We won this fight, but there is so much more we need to do locally, nationally, and even globally to combat the climate crisis. We’re just getting started.”

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  • After organizing global climate strike protests over the past year, Fort Worth activists were proud of their efforts to draw attention to climate issues in Tarrant County. But they didn’t want their advocacy to stop there.
    That’s why the environmentalists behind Global Climate Strike Fort Worth recently established a Fort Worth chapter of 350.org, an international organization focused on ending the use of fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energy sources. The group, founded in 2008, draws its name from climate scientists’ warning that 350 parts per million is the safe limit for the amount of carbon in the atmosphere if humans seek to avoid catastrophic climate change.
    Among his many goals for the new chapter, 350.org Fort Worth president Chayton Creswell hopes that the group can center climate-change issues that are often secondary focuses of other local environmental organizations.

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