Monthly Archives: November 2013

Resources for Climate Change Activism in St. Louis

If you live in St. Louis, there are many ways to become active on the climate change issue:

  • NOKXL-STL This local group is part of a national campaign to fight the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. According to a prominent climate scientist – James Hansen – building of the Keystone XL pipeline and the subsequent extraction of Canadian tar sands would mean ‘game over’ for the climate. Join this group to take direct action against the pipeline.
  • Missouri Beyond Coal Coal fired power plants represent the largest single source of carbon emissions. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign has already been instrumental in stopping or closing more than 150 coal plants. Missouri has some of the dirtiest coal plants in the country. Missouri Beyond Coal is fighting to close them down.
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby A carbon tax is likely the most effective climate change policy. The Citizen’s Climate Lobby is a well organized group that is laying the political foundation to pass a national carbon tax. The St. Louis chapter of CCL can be found by clicking on St. Louis on the chapters map.
  • 350 St. Louis is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to fighting climate change. The local chapter has organized demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline at various sporting events (Hey! You go where the crowds are.)
  • St. Louis Climate Reality There’s no doubt climate change is a complex issue. Climate Reality is a national group organizing and training advocates to address climate change. The St. Louis group has a very active calendar of lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings.

And … if you feel like you just don’t have enough time to join one or more of these groups — Just start talking. Let people know what you think about climate change and what needs to be done.