Feb. 3: “Fork in the Road: Keystone XL and the Economics of Climate Change”

fork in the roadWhy are local environmental groups going to Washington, D.C., on February 17th to join the 350.org  / Sierra Club  “Forward on Climate Change Rally” against the Keystone XL pipeline?

Come to
Community Mennonite Church, 70 S.High St., Harrisonburg, on Sunday, Feb. 3rd  
from 3-6 PM  for a ‘teach-in’ by Occupy Harrisonburg, our local chapter of the Sierra Club, the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, and others, about the urgency of addressing climate change and the economic policies that can lead us into a more sustainable future for ourselves and our posterity. Information about attending the rally will be available. The event will be concluded before the Super Bowl kickoff!
Climate Action Alliance of the Valley: contactcaav@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/caavva  http://www.climateactionallianceofthevalley.org

January 15 rally for climate change action in D.C.

Attended by CAAV members, this event was “organized by the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate and represent(ed) diverse coalitions including Buddhist Global Relief, The Shalom Center, Judson Memorial Church, and Occupy Sandy …”
Interfaith “Pray-In” Honors Dr King’s Birthday pray in photoWith Demand for White House Leadership on Climate | ThinkProgress

By Catherine Woodiwiss,  Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

CAAV Members Lobby H-burg City Council

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On Thursday, January 10, CAAV members screened a National Resource Council (NRC) video with Harrisonburg City Council members at Clementine Cafe. Climate Change: Lines of Evidence explains the lines of evidence that have built the current scientific consensus about climate change and its causes. The video covers the first of three parts presented in the NRC booklet, Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices,  which was distributed to each of the attending council members.

In the way of tangible actions, CAAV urged the council to approve the retrofitting energy efficiency plans for two public buildings submitted by ABM. The improvements offer substantial energy savings and a guaranteed payback in 12 years.