Ready for action; moved by what we heard

Interfaith Power & Light’s National Preach-In

This weekend, thousands of churches across the country will take part in Interfaith Power & Light’s National Preach-In, a day where sermons and coffee-hour conversations will focus on love for the environment and how to transition away from dirty energy to clean energy and how to get Washington to listen. Please join IPL and congregations February 14-16th and for additional resources please visit www.preachin.org.

Tar Sands ExposedYou Bet!

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Big huge thank you to all who helped make the Tar Sands Speakers Tour possible and to those who were able to stop by one of the 10 events!  It served as a powerful energizing opportunity for us all to be reminded that we must stand together to keep tar sands in the ground.  Learning more about the unacceptable impacts and devastation happening to several First Nation communities, we are more galvanized than ever to unite on this human rights issue. For an update of the tour, see here.

We Lit Up the Night with No KXL Vigils Across the State and Are Preparing for More Actions

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The grassroots are beautiful trouble! What a rush to experience how quickly 350 Mainers (and our coalition colleagues) responded to the flawed Keystone Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)! 350 Maine led the way with No KXL vigils in Auburn, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Portland, Waterville, and York, with 350 NH. Maine had more than 370 people standing to show their resolve to continue to resist the northern leg of KXL and their disappointment in the flawed FEIS process. See an update, with photos, here.

For those who didn’t catch the 350 video chat on Tuesday, we are expecting a student action in DC March 2, 2014 (see www.xldissent.org) and have been counseled to start saving bail money and set aside the last two weeks in April. Locally, there will be Credo Pledge of Resistance trainings in Durham on February 22 and in Portsmouth NH on March 2. Both groups have local actions in mind. People, get ready and stay ready!

You Can Be Part of Climate Solutions!

On Wednesday, March 12, Climate Solutions will showcase exciting initiatives to solve climate change, bringing people together to explore practical and sustainable climate solutions here in Maine. It all takes place at the Augusta Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Expo portion of the event includes exhibits and presentations on energy efficiency, adaptation planning, farming, community energy, renewable energy, fisheries, and much, much more! Take part in the Voice of Maine Working People plenary session. The expo is free and open to the public, so you can drop in when most convenient. See the full schedule here. Please RSVP here and we’ll see you there!

Suggested Media, Just in Case You Missed It

Bill McKibben on Democracy Now! - Feb 13, 2014
Environment change threatens indigenous traditional knowledge - Feb 13, 2014
Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict - Feb 13, 2014
Train carrying crude oil derails in Vandergrift - Feb 13, 2014
Olympians speak out on climate change as Sochi warms up - Feb 12, 2014
Is Shipping Oil by Rail As Dangerous As the Keystone Pipeline? - Feb 11, 2014
Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil - Feb 7, 2014
Believe It: Global Warming Can Produce More Intense Snows - Jan 21, 2014 

“If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.” 
~Henry David Thoreau, 1849