Important TV/DVR alert: Blogger, author and long-time 1Sky supporter Colin Beavan will appear tonight on The Colbert Report to promote his new documentary, No Impact Man.
We're hoping that Colin will experience "the Colbert Bump," defined by Wikiality: The Truthiness Encyclopedia as "[T]he surge of enthusiasm The American Public has for a politician, candidate for office, author or other personality after they appear on The Colbert Report." We're also hoping that Colin will make a small dent on Stephen's truthiness-tinged views on climate change, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Colin will be on The Colbert Report tonight on Comedy Central at 11:30 pm ET/10:30 pm CT, and you can watch a replay tomorrow at 2:00 am or online at the Colbert Nation website. For a sample of what Colin will be up against, check out Bill McKibben's appearance earlier this year:
The social web is all about discussion. Every day millions of blogs across the Internet talk about topics such as cooking, technology, entertainment, politics, and science as well as what's going on in people's personal lives.
Blog Action Day is about creating and harnessing the global Internet's discussion. Since 2007, bloggers across the globe have come together once a year to collectively discuss a single social issue from each of their perspectives. In 2007 the topic was the environment. In 2008, poverty.
Due to popular vote, the Internet will discuss climate change on October 15, 2009.
Yesterday we sponsored a national conference call to discuss the Kerry Boxer clean energy and climate bill. The call featured as speakers 1Sky's Gillian Caldwell and Jason Kowalski, Jason Walsh from Green for All Oxfam's Vicky Rateau, and Dave Hamilton from Sierra Club. Speakers took questions from participants via email and Twitter.
And the rush for the doors at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues!
Apple has become the latest company to resign from the United States Chamber of Commerce over climate policy.
“We strongly object to the chamber’s recent comments opposing the E.P.A.’s effort to limit greenhouse gases,” wrote Catherine A. Novelli, the vice president of worldwide government affairs at Apple, in a letter dated today and addressed to Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive of the chamber. Click here to read the letter. [PDF]
Thus ends a huge week for the climate movement. We saw the release of the Kerry-Boxer clean energy and climate bill, more major corporations distancing themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's outdated views on climate change, an awesome rallying song from TckTckTck and more. If you were looking for news to charge you up for the fight against global warming, you just got it.
1Sky's campaign director Gillian Caldwell recorded a video to thank all of the great hosts of this week's Climate Action Parties. Starting tonight, people across the country will be getting together with friends and neighbors to call their senators and plan October 24th events pushing for Senate and international action on climate.
Time for another organizing tip! Yesterday, Senators Kerry and Boxer introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, and we have to make sure that calls keep pouring into Senate offices to promote bold action on climate.
I'm assuming that most of you have already made your own call to your senators, but we have to make sure that our friends and neighbors are making calls, too. And the way to do that is by making the most of your phone banking.
Just a few hours ago, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced their clean energy and climate bill, called the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009." Emails, tweets, text messages and other assorted e-communications have been filling inboxes and keeping Blackberries and iPhones buzzing since around 11:30 AM. In other words, this is a big deal -- and here's our take on it.