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EARTH ACTIVISTS

GREEN NEW DEAL

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey are planning to release a Green New Deal bill in the week of February 4-8. This is a plan to create millions of good jobs building a just transition away from fossil fuels and toward the 100% renewable energy economy our communities and the climate need.

Right now, Congress is setting its policy agenda for the next two years. So right now is a great opportunity to make sure our Representatives stand for the solutions that we need. We can't cave to the Trump administration.

Please call your elected Representative in Washington and tell him/her:

--Stop all new fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure, and subsidies, and transition power generation to 100% renewable energy by 2035 or even sooner;

--Rapidly decarbonize agriculture and transportation sectors and expand access to public transportation;

--Ensure Fair & Just Transition led by impacted workers and communities, including low income and communities of color, without relying on corporate schemes or market-based mechanisms;

--Uphold Indigenous Rights; and

--Pass a national jobs guarantee, creating good jobs with collective bargaining and family-sustaining wages.

There will by many events at local Congressional offices around the country this week. Find out what is going on in your community and take part in an action.

Please contact your elected Representative in Washington this week. Thanks so much!

OREO COOKIES VERSUS DESTROYING THE EARTH

Many of us like Oreo cookies. Maybe even more when you can dunk them in milk! As with many things that you may really like, there is a down side to Oreo cookies. The down side is the palm oil that they use which causes deforestation and the death of 100,000 Bornean orangutans.

The maker of Oreo cookies, Mondelez, uses unsustainable palm oil. They buy the oil from Wilmar, the dirtiest palm oil seller in the world. Doing this leads to deforestation in Indonesia and to the death of 100,000 orangutans who need the forest to survive. Indonesia's forests are also the lungs of our planet. To top this all off, Mondelez promised to clean up its palm oil by removing rainforest destruction from its supply chains. They never did it.

Mondelez is an international company. You can leave a comment by using the following link:

Oreo cookie complaint

Thanks so much for taking action.

INDIVIDUALS CAN NOW SIGN CATHOLIC CLIMATE DECLARATION

Individuals can now sign onto the Catholic Climate Declaration, saying we still support the Paris Agreement. Organizations, parishes, etc. can still sign-on as well. On June 18, the third anniversary of the release of "Laudato Si'," nearly 700 Catholic institutions had signed on to say that "Catholics Are Still in" on the Paris Agreement. That number continues to grow.

Please sign-on here

Please urge more people to sign-on as individuals and also get your parish, school, and other Catholic agencies to do so as well.

Signatures will be accepted until September 12, 2018, the start of the Global Climate Action Summit.