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Families, climate protection and Brooklyn (VIDEO)

21
Jan
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Every now and then, we here at 1Sky are invited to work together with a local climate group doing something extra special -- and we love invitations to get involved. Why do we like it? The truth is that facts and figures only get you so far in the world (and occasionally just hold you back); whereas stories not only inspire us to work harder, they also personalize the everyday battle for a safer planet.

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Weekly roundup 1/21/11: The green truth about US and China

21
Jan
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Pressuring China, Pressuring Ourselves

The big story this week revolves around Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to Washington and meetings with President Obama. The bulk of their conversation has been pre-packaged with less-than-savory global issues that are set to heat up already tense relations. But energy has found its way between the two world leaders as grounds for compromise.

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Mr. President: Defend the Clean Air Act in your State of the Union address

24
Jan
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This is it, Mr. President. The Clean Air Act is under attack and we need your help to defend it. We've compromised on a lot in the last two years, but this is our last defense: This is one piece of legislation that cannot be led to the chopping block.

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Policy Update 1/25/11: Facing the State of the Union

25
Jan
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This week's main event is President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. Both houses of Congress are back in session this week after an extended Senate recess. The GOP-led House voted to repeal the health care reform bill passed last year, and party leaders such as Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) are eyeing the Clean Air Act as their next target.

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Responding to the State of the Union

26
Jan
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Following President Obama's State of the Union address, 1Sky Campaign Director Liz Butler responds to his words on a clean energy future and the Clean Air Act...

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Missing from the State of the Union: The Clean Air Act

27
Jan
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President Obama has been lavished with praise for his focus on competitiveness and clean energy in his State of the Union Address. In the midst of that praise, however, I must bring up some clear issues of concern.

First, the President has not actually made a concrete promise to protect the Clean Air Act from impending congressional attacks; he has only alluded to it.

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Guest blog: Getting inspired about green jobs with Van Jones

27
Jan
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I woke up Wednesday morning with a scratchy throat but also a whole lot of hope. This week was packed full of events, each one different, and each one inspiring. To kick things off, I was able to participate in a roundtable discussion with community leaders, legislators, business executives and one of my personal heroes, Van Jones, to talk about green jobs and the clean energy economy.

Jamie Hogue is the Oregon Field Representative for Climate Solutions.
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1Sky Florida activists march for clean energy

31
Jan
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A few weeks ago, 1Sky activists joined in the South Florida "King Mango Strut" with allies from across the state to bring attention to the BP Oil spill and shed light on the importance of clean energy. The day was packed with fun, theatrics and education.

Andrea Cuccaro is a 1Sky Organizer for Florida

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