Issue # 5 of 350 Pittsburgh's biweekly digest
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In this issue of Climate Action News ...
  • March for a Clean Energy Revolution - July 24
  • Bill McKibben Gets a New Platform
  • New Book: Frackopoly
  • Climate Documentaries
  • Volunteers Needed
What do we want? Clean energy. When do we want it? Now!  In case our elected officials have not heard this simple message, we're bringing it to them loud and clear in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 24, the day before the Democratic National Convention opens. The March for a Clean Energy Revolution demands:
  • Ban fracking and the export of liquefied natural gas
  • Stop the rapid expansion of fossil-fuel infrastructure
  • Invest in solar, wind, and other clean energy power sources
  • Provide a just transition for workers who are employed by the fossil fuel industry, and policies to ensure that the new renewable energy economy provides living wage jobs and benefits communities across the country.
350 Pittsburgh endorses this march, and there will be buses from Pittsburgh. This is our chance to put our movement on the national stage for a day. We need you there.
Can you spend an additional day in Philly? On Saturday, July 23, Food & Water Watch is sponsoring a free all-day Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution at the Friends Center downtown. There will be a mix of educational workshops, organizing skills training, and strategy development sessions.
Bill McKibben Gets a New Platform 
You’ve probably heard that 350.org's founder, Bill McKibben, has been named by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Platform committee. In an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, he said, "I’m more likely to be found outside protesting than inside, but Bernie has earned the right to ask people ... to help him."

On the platform committee, Bill will hammer home the "Keep Oil in the Soil" message. Fracking, he says, is “not only desperately dangerous for people in their local communities, but also for the planet, because the leakage of that methane into the atmosphere, that CH4, is darn near as dangerous as what we’re doing with carbon dioxide.”

Want more from Bill? Here’s his op-ed for The Guardian on Exxon (they “won’t change their stripes”) and his cover article for The Nation on global warming (“terrifying new chemistry”).
Do Not Pass "GO"
Wenonah Hauter, head of Food & Water Watch, will be in town to share excerpts from her new book Frackopoly. She'd like to hear from community members who have been impacted by fracking. The Big Idea Bookstore will be selling the book and refreshments. 

"The oil and gas barons threatening our democracy and life on the planet are facing a grassroots uprising that is changing the nation’s politics.” —Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

Friday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 
Climate Documentaries

Catching the Sun - An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Screening co-sponsored by Conservation Consultants, Inc.(CCI), SUNWPA and The Penn State Center Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, June 8, 7-9 pm - Environmental Charter School, Regent Square

Disobedience - This new film, about the global movement to break free from fossil fuels, is now available for free download and streaming. (We watched this on the bus to Philly. It's powerful!)
Volunteers Needed
Help staff 350 Pittsburgh's information table for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award - Service Summit. The Summit "introduces the students to the non-profit world and opens their eyes to the real, tangible change they can effect within their schools and communities." And what better change could they effect than reducing global warming?
Tuesday, June 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - La Roche College
Contact us at 350pittsburgh@gmail.com
June 1, 2016
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