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-21st: Women's March on Washington. Climate First!
will participate in
the Women's March to help send a bold message to our new government on
its first day in office and to the world: "Women's rights are human
rights, and there is no more critical human right than the right to a
stable climate." Time/location: 10 am/Independence Ave. & and
Street, SW, Wash., D.C.; a more exact location for those wishing to
with Climate First!
will be posted in near future. For more event details, or to register
for the March,
go to Women's
March. If Q's, contact Ted at email@example.com, or
-28th: The 12th annual Polar Bear Plunge. Climate
First! will join
numerous other brave souls in a fundraiser to save the climate.
Time/location: 10 am to 2 pm/National Plaza at National Harbor, 141
National Harbor Boulevard, Oxen Hill, MD. To donate to Climate First!
in anticipation of our dive into the Potomac River, go to Climate
For general info on the event, go to Polar
Bear Plunge. If questions, contact Ted at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or (301)589-7598(mobile).
-12th: Climate First!'s 4th Annual Meeting. After we enjoy a
home-cooked meal, Dr. Dan Richter of Citizens' Climate Lobby in Washington, D.C.
will speak to the current science, solutions to global warming, among
other topics. All are welcome to stay for a Board of Directors meeting
which closes out the day. Time/location: 1:15 to 4 pm/Tenleytown
Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.; Tenleytown-AU Metro
(Red line) is nearby. To register or if questions, contact Ted at
email@example.com, or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).
-29th: The People's Climate Mobilization march in Washington, D.C.
This march will be the culmination of the climate movement's work during
the first 100 days of the new Administration in fighting the President Trump's intention to dismantle climate protections.
Time/location: specific info will be posted in future. For general
info, see People's Climate Mobilization March.
Club, Maryland - Maryland chapter of the nation-wide
organization, the Sierra Club.
Climate Action Network - When it was formed in 2002, the
Chesapeake Climate Action Network was the first grassroots, nonprofit
organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in
Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
350.org - A
climate group that was founded by author Bill McKibben and a group of
university friends that now has supporters all over the world.
Climate Lobby - A fast-growing grassroots, nonprofit
advocates for national policies to address climate change, in part by
supporting volunteers to engage with elected officials and the media.
Grist - A
hard-hitting blog with daily
posts on the environment, including climate and energy issues.
Progress - An award-winning blog with in-depth information on
energy and climate issues.
- A web-based environmental news service that leverages enviro news for
Central - A website that features independent leading
scientists and journalists who engage in research, and report about
climate change issues.
1. Carrie Biggs-Adams, Treasurer (CA)
2. Jean Boucher, Secretary (NY)
3. James Collins (DE)
4. Ted Conwell, President (MD)
5. Sasan Dehghan (MD)
6. Brian Higgins, Vice-President (MD)
7. Barbara Skinner (CA/NJ)
8. Molly Snyder (NY)
P.O. Box 5815
Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA
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In view of the threat to the stable climate that Earth’s inhabitants
have enjoyed for the last 10,000 years, Climate First! strives to
quickly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and promote the use of
clean energy in the Mid-Atlantic region, primarily through grassroots
organizing and peaceful direct action against corporations and related
- There is little argument among reasonable
people that the Earth’s climate is changing largely due to the
ever-growing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the upper
- Some scientists, including Dr. James Hansen, a
highly respected climate scientist who recently retired from NASA, have
been warning that the world may not have more than a decade or two to
dramatically reduce GHG emissions; otherwise the climate will exceed
various ecological tipping points, thereby subjecting the world’s
inhabitants to an unstable climate for centuries.
- Other researchers, including some from the
well-respected Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, support a
somewhat more conservative view that dramatic emission reductions
or four decades will be sufficient to avoid the worst of climate
- Climate First! believes that the U.S., far and
away the leader in historical GHG emissions, must immediately take a
leadership role and significantly reduce its GHG emissions, if the
world is to have any chance of preserving a stable climate for future
- Current: "Hey Citibank & TD
the climate-wrecking Dakota Access Pipeline!” Citibank and TD Bank are
two of the main U.S. lenders bankrolling the construction of the $3.8
billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a pipeline which could carry up
to 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois.
Native Americans in North Dakota oppose the 1,100 mile long DAPL due to
possible drinking water contamination, and damage to their sacred
lands. More broadly, building a new pipeline that will deliver massive
amounts of low-cost oil to market will undermine the emission goals
which the U.S. agreed to in the climate agreement in Paris just last
year. In solidarity with the Native Americans and with peoples
everywhere concerned with climate stability, Climate First! will
continue organizing nonviolent direct actions against TD Bank and
Citibank in an effort to convince the lenders to end their funding
of DAPL. If
Q’s, contact Ted at
- Terminated: "Hey Morgan Stanley - Get Your
Out of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining!" Climate First! ended
its campaign against the U.S.-based investment firm,
Morgan Stanley, due to the bank issuing a new policy in late 2015 that
reduce over time its financial involvement with mountaintop removal
(MTR) coal mining in the
Southeastern U.S. This was a VICTORY!
- Terminated: "Stop Keystone XL pipeline!"
Climate First! terminated its campaign against the building of
KXL pipeline due to the U.S. President rejecting the climate-wrecking
project. This was a VICTORY!
- Terminated: "PNC Bank - Stop Funding the
Mountains for Dirty Coal Mining!" Climate
First! ended its
campaign against the large eastern lender, PNC Bank, due to the bank
deciding in late 2014 to phase-out over time its financial involvement
with mountaintop removal
(MTR) coal mining in the Southeastern U.S. This was a VICTORY!
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-On February 20, 2016, Climate First! held its
-On July 26, 2015, Climate First! held its 2nd
-On December 7, 2014, Climate First! held its
1st Annual Meeting.
-On August 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue
Service awarded tax-exempt
to Climate First! under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The IRS further determined that the organization was a public charity
under Code section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Finally, the Agency established
effective date of tax exemption was November 16, 2012.
-On November 16, 2012, Climate First! became a
corporation in the State of Maryland.
Monetary gifts, which are tax-deductable to
the full extent of the law, can be given via the PayPal link (vendor
deducts a %) on this
website. Or, monetary donations can be sent via USPS to
Climate First!, Inc., P.O. Box 5815,
Park, MD 20912. Non-monetary gifts (such
as furniture, computer, etc.) are welcome as needed.
The organization's current need: computer.
Report for 2013
awarding tax-exempt status to Climate First!
Remarks by President Obama on
Climate Change at
Georgetown University - June 25, 2013
"...science, accumulated and reviewed over decades, tells us that our
planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of
the President's speech on youtube.
the President's speech in text
Former Vice President Al Gore hailed
President Barack Obama's climate change speech as "historic" and "the
best address on climate by any president ever."
"I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this
afternoon to help solve the climate crisis -- particularly the decision
to limit global warming pollution from existing as well as new power
"Following the important pledges he made in both his inaugural address
and State of the Union speech earlier this year, and the historic gains
in renewable energy and fuel efficiency that the President delivered in
his first term, the policy changes he announced today represent
important steps forward in the battle to halt catastrophic climate
"This action -- if followed by skillful and thorough execution of the
plan -- has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of our
nation's energy infrastructure development and help to promote a
sustainable future. On the international front, this action will
bolster U.S. credibility and moral authority in negotiations with other
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