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1Sky climate teams meet to plan actions across the country (PHOTOS)

14
Feb
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Over the past few weeks, 1Sky house parties have been popping up faster than electric car charging stations across the U.S. -- and with about the same amount of energy. This week we're celebrating these fantastic throw-downs for climate organizing.

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Climate Ride: how to grow a movement on two wheels

7
Feb
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The greatest thing about being a part of a growing movement is the opportunity to work with very cool and creative people. Chief among them for me are the organizers and participants of Climate Ride, which started in 2008 and will add 300 miles to the tires this May. The organizers are hard-core bicyclists and travel adventure leaders who are also passionate about addressing climate change. By putting those pieces together, Climate Ride was born.

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Putting the 'Can' in Cancun (UPDATED) (PHOTOS)

13
Dec
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After a long and drawn-out two weeks in Cancun, hope prevailed over obstructionism at the eleventh hour as 193 nations -- including the U.S. -- came together to accept a climate agreement, restoring faith in a UN process badly battered by last year’s climate talks in Copenhagen.  

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National day of action wrap-up: Keeping America's climate promises (PHOTOS)

2
Dec
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Yesterday, 1Sky joined climate, faith, and social justice groups in mobilizing a national day of action to call on U.S. leadership at the U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.

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Eye candy from 10/10/10 Work Parties (PICS)

13
Oct
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We'll have much more about the hugely successful 10/10/10 Global Work Parties, but for now just sit back and enjoy the climate action eye candy we've been receiving since Saturday. Be sure to share them on Facebook, Twitter and any other social networks using our handy "share" bar on this page.

Do you have pics from a 10/10/10 work party to share? Here's how:

  • Add your photos as attachments, making sure not to exceed individual photo size of 10MB (and keep in mind your own email service's attachment size limit!).
  • Include your city and state in the subject.
  • Please include a description of your event -- we're always looking for compelling stories from the grassroots!
  • Send your email to photos@1sky.org.

We'll add more photos and stories from 10/10/10 soon -- stay tuned!

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10/10/10 Story: Maryland students give local businesses a "lift"

13
Oct
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On Sunday, University of Maryland students in the Beyond the Classroom Living and Learning Program used their 10/10/10 Global Work Party to help a local Maryland green business spruce up their store.

Students helped Community Forklift, a surplus, salvage, and green building material provider outside Washington, DC, to sort, organe, and clean their warehouse. Forklift Outreach and Education Director Ruthie Mundell and the university's program director, Professor James Riker, set up the party to discuss the Forklift's business model with students and to show them how their work efforts symbolized the push for clean energy solutions. Riker said his students spent the week discussing these issues and watched The Age of Stupid in class before starting their work party, getting them "beyond the classroom" and into the movement. Here are some pictures from that event:

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The Saddest Thing: First-hand Encounter of Oil on Florida and Alabama Beaches (PHOTOS)

7
Jul

Post by Dr. Stephen A. Smith from Cleanenergy.org, cross-posted with permission from our allies Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. -- Ines

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"Hands Across the Sand" a huge success -- thanks to you!

2
Jul
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By 1Sky intern Florencia Foxley. -- Luis

All we’ve heard about this week here at 1Sky are fantastic stories of the 50-plus Hands Across the Sand events from this Saturday. The creativity and dedication that went into these events is truly impressive. Our folks in the field really went all out! It’s no wonder that Hands Across the Sand, as an international effort, was a success. Here's a slideshow with some picture we've been receiving from events all over the country:

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Weekly roundup 6/4/10: Day 46 of the BP oil disaster

4
Jun
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I really, really wish I didn't have to lead today's roundup with more on the BP oil disaster, but since the oil spill is now in its 46th day, I'm afraid I have no choice. I also wish I didn't have to nag you again about Lisa Murkowski (R-Exxon/BP/Shell/etc.) and her seek-and-destroy mission against the Clean Air Act, but you deal with the senators you have, not the ones you wish you had. Thankfully it's not all doom-and-gloom in Roundupville: this week we heard some of the strongest language in favor of a comprehensive climate and energy bill from President Obama than we've heard in awhile.

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Guest blog: SACE flies over Gulf spill

4
Jun
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By Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and cross-posted with their permission from their blog. -- Luis

Yesterday I flew with SACE board member Enid Sisskin and former board member Michael O’Donovan, a professional photographer. Both are Gulf coast residents with a long history of fighting offshore drilling. We flew out of Gulf Shores, Alabama over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to the site of this tragic oil disaster, where BP’s drill rig Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20. The site is located approximately 100 miles from Gulf Shores.

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