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2017 – Our Year In Review

Dear climate warriors, How was your 2017? Did it leave you outraged, determined, invigorated? Are you ready to join us in 2018 as we work toward our collective vision of a livable climate for all? If so, come join us at our first monthly community meeting of 2018 on Thursday 1/4, 6:30 pm, First Unitarian Universalist Church (2903 Jefferson Ave).

LTE – “Seek options besides new power plant”

Renate Heurich’s Letter to the Editor: Seek Options Besides New Power Plant. Originally published in The Advocate, minus one key paragraph (in bold below).   A recent opinion piece favored building a new gas power plant in New Orleans East. Gulf Coast residents are reeling from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, fueled by waters 1.8

What can I do to help Houston?

  As Harvey touches down in Louisiana as a tropical storm and moves north, we have so many thoughts on our minds.  If you find yourself mourning, remembering, or worrying, we hope these suggestions might help.
  • Donate locally.  Organizations such as t.e.j.a.s.have been working on the Texas environmental justice front for years and know best how to allocate resources on the ground.

Public Spaces and the Nature of “Disorderly”

By Alicia Cooke On October 26th, six people attempted to enter the New Orleans offices of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the entity responsible for auctioning off parcels of the Gulf of Mexico and other public waters to the fossil fuel industry. Seventy million acres are on the auction block for the next 5 years, many exceeding a mile in depth—well beyond the depth of Deepwater Horizon.

If It Were A Game

Sure some games have overtime, extra shots and whatnot. Some can even go on forever. But we need to win this. It’s the biggest game yet. The biggest of the big! Us versus Them! NOW! Baseball: It’s top of the eighth, tied up, on rain delay. Things have already been historic, with two batters from both teams reaching base after striking out in the same inning for the first time since 1939!