This a helpful and in-depth review of the rules 501c/503c organizations, like MOF, must adhere to when participating in political activities, like "get out the vote" campaigns and candidates' forums.
Here are slides from a MOF Electric School Bus (ESB) webinar that took place on March 11, 2020. The focus is on the importance of ESB and how to launch a campaign.
Coal Ash Comeback
IN 2014, THE DAN RIVER STEAM STATION IN EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA, RELEASED 39,000 TONS OF COAL ASH INTO THE DAN RIVER. DUKE ENERGY AGREED TO PAY $3 MILLION FOR THE COST OF CLEANUP, WHICH POLLUTED 70 MILES OF THE RIVER WITH ARSENIC, LEAD, AND MERCURY. WITH THE NEW ROLLBACKS FROM THE EPA, DUKE MAY BE ABLE TO TRANSFER FUTURE COSTS ONTO NEARBY COMMUNITIES. | PHOTO BY AP PHOTO/GERRY BROOME
Another Cornell Daily Sun article about Climate Justice Cornell's actions to press the university to divest from fossil fuel investments.
There is also a video of the protests that took place on Feb 13, 2020.
This is a transcript of a panel discussion at n+1 (an online and print literary magazine) on parenting and the climate crisis. NOTE: MOF gets a passing mention.
"The following panel was held at n+1’s office in Brooklyn on September 26, 2019. It
was organized by n+1 contributor Christine Smallwood in cooperation with
Sunrise Kids, a group for parents, babies, and young children that works within
the Sunrise Movement to fight for climate justice and to take on the politicians
and corporations w
Promising news about the possibility of Cornell Divesting from fossil fuels in an article from the Cornell Daily Sun.
An article explaining how the costs of electric schoolbuses can be funded by energy companies.
"Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost." Source: NYT
THE THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION by Scott Sherman
Transformative action is a new name for a very old approach to social change. It has been advocated by leaders such as King, Gandhi, and Chavez. It dates back to ancient times, where it was used successfully by slaves and plebians to gain important reforms in the Roman empire. (Sibley 1963, 108) In recent decades, these strategies have been used with increasing frequency and success to overcome conflicts in such places as Bolivia (1
A recent article in the New York Times about the rejection by a federal appeals court of the climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young people against the government known as Juliana v. United States United States. This suit has been making its way through the courts since 2015.
The article is by John Schwartz and it appeared in the January 17th issue of the New York Times.
An excellent article from Ecowatch about the latest decision of Blackrock, thanks to MOF and our allies.
Lansing Star article about the Lansing town board passing the motion to establish a citizens' advisory committee focused on issues related to the Cayuga Power Plant property.
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