Dear friends and colleagues,
Amidst the wreckage of climate legislation in DC, one thing is clear. This is not the fight of a day, of a year or of a decade. Even had the Senate acted, changing the future would still have required a vibrant, engaged global grassroots movement, pushing every day of every year, for the next 40 years, to decarbonize the planet.
American social movements—from abolition to civil rights—crest in legislation that changes the direction of the nation, and the world. We hoped this would be the year: we were wrong.
1. Every year, engage educators at 1,000 colleges, universities and high schools, and
2. Every year, involve 50,000 students in direct video and conference-call dialogue with Congress, with Corporations and with Cities, on clean energy solutions to global warming.
Following the launch conference, on 9/29 at 3 PM Eastern, join us for a National C2C Webinar. We need your ideas on how we can build a permanent and growing national network, including tens of thousands of faculty, students and staff, in regular dialogue with key decision-makers on climate.
This is the fight of our lives. Thanks for the work you are doing.
Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy