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Event Training: Fostering Diverse Voices for Climate Action 

February 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Friends Committee on National Legislation invite you to an in-person training on how to be a climate change advocate in your community.

Update An Earth Restored is a Promise Honored 

December was a disappointing month for public lands. Congressional and executive actions over the past few weeks have opened up millions of acres of once-protected land in Utah and Alaska to oil and gas drilling, putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and endangering the security of thousands of Native Americans.

Update Climate Hope in 2017 

At FCNL, we seek an earth restored. Our policy statement reads “we must make choices that protect, sustain and regenerate the earth’s ecosystems.” We must also make decisions that bring justice to vulnerable and marginalized communities, which often experience the effects of climate change first and worst.

Update Climate change is more than a security threat – it’s a reality for America’s prisoners 

On December 12 President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. In it is a statement that reads: “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”

Update Religious Organizations Call for Passage of the RECLAIM Act 

On Dec. 8th, 40 religious communities sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for a bipartisan bill that could jump start economies in coal communities: the RECLAIM Act of 2017.

Letter 43 Organizations Write to Climate Solutions Caucus 

On December 4th, 43 environmental, conservation, and religious organizations -- who are all members of the U.S. Climate Action Network -- sent a letter to members of the Climate Solutions Caucus. The letter also urges them to vote in support of: no rollbacks of environmental and social justice protections; renewable energy incentives; climate science and research; and no oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Inside the Greenhouse 

November

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

First Bipartisan Conversation at the Quaker Welcome Center  

On Wednesday November 15th, the Quaker Welcome Center hosted a dialogue between two members of Congress on bipartisanship and addressing climate change.

COP23 in Germany Finds Consensus Minus One 

The U.S. is Now the Only Country Not Committed to the Paris Climate Agreement

The 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties began on November 6th in Bonn, Germany to advance international climate action.

Update Climate Solutions Caucus Floor Speeches 

On November 1st, members of the Climate Solutions Caucus took to the floor of the U.S. House to speak on the importance of addressing climate change. FCNL is happy to see the commitment of these members to finding solutions to climate change, and we applaud their initiative in raising the issue before their colleagues in Congress.

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