Latest News and Activities

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

If you have any questions or want more information about the trainings in Austin or Dallas, contact Cindy Spoon- 210-860-2251, cfspoon@yahoo.com

Bill McKibben’s Recalculating the Climate Math: https://newrepublic.com/article/136987/recalculating-climate-math

Cindy along with organizers at the Two Rivers Camp in West Texas.

Stop the TransPecos Pipeline!
Stop the TransPecos Pipeline!

Jere testifies at the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee

 

Jere’s anti-fracking organizing on Moonstone Beach

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Everyone Jere encountered on Moonstone beach was opposed to fracking. Not one person was opposed to having their pictures taken in support of the ban fracking campaign! Click to see more pictures

Jere’s Activist Grandaughters

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Jere’s granddaughter had the idea to make a t-shirt with her own design.
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Tuckered out after a long day at the Austin Women’s March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah and Juri in British Colombia

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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.