There will be non-violent civil disobedience trainings happening in Austin on February 25th & 26th at the Wildflower UU Church (1314 E Oltorf St). To sign up for the training: click here
There will also be a civil disobedience training happening in Dallas on February 25th at the Dallas Peace & Justice Center. To sign up for the training: click here
Bill McKibben’s Recalculating the Climate Math: https://newrepublic.com/article/136987/recalculating-climate-math
Jere testifies at the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee
Jere’s anti-fracking organizing on Moonstone Beach
Jere’s Activist Grandaughters
Sarah and Juri in British Colombia
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
- 2015 Paris Resolution Campaign
In the summer of 2015, the Texas Drought Project began the first of a series of major climate change campaigns. Inspired by the Pope’s encyclical and spurred to action by the huge importance of the December Paris UN Climate Conference, we wrote a climate resolution which 228 Texas organizations signed and which was taken to Paris and delivered to leaders the conference by our supporters.
- Those Attending Austin Press Conference on 2015 Climate Resolution
Almost a thousand Texans came forward to network, to call upon their boards and committees, to help obtain a total of 228 organizational signatures— from groups as diverse as the League of Women Voters of Texas, Texas Farmers Union, Lone Star Sierra Club, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, National Nurses United, Texas State Employees Union, Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio & Austin, Public Citizen, Texas Campaign for the Environment, & Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
- Texas Democratic Party State Convention
June 16-18 in SAN ANTONIO— Thanks to the untiring of well over a hundred volunteers, over 50% of the delegates to the convention signed our climate change statement despite opposition from parts of the Texas Democratic Party. As with the resolution campaign last year all the people who volunteered were the reason for the success of both campaigns.
PRESENT PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES
Proposed Waco Gas Plant — We are helping to form a coalition to stop a gas plant from being built and to get the Waco city council to sign contracts for renewables.
Lake Houston Fracking We are helping to pull together a coalition to stop possible fracking on the shores of Lake Houston, Houston’s primary water source. Some of the fracking might be in a subdivision and near an elementary school where there would be severe health impacts.
Statewide Civil Disobedience Campaign We are just in the beginning stages of getting this going. We are using resources at 350.org on how to build a CD campaign.
Divestment From Fossil Fuels We intend to start divestment from fossil fuels campaigns on campuses and cities.