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Washtenaw Climate Reality

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A socially just, environmentally sustainable Washtenaw County, including the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.

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To educate and mobilize people everywhere to take urgent, effective climate action.

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  • Easy ways to talk about the new Climate Bill
    If talking to others about climate action is one of the most important things we can do, as Katherine Hayhoe suggests, then I really blew it yesterday.  I was hanging out on a friend’s deck last night, when one of the other guests mentioned the new climate bill.  “That’s going to do absolutely nothing,” he…
  • How the Line 5 Tunnel Can Impact You and the State of Michigan
    A new unproven technology is being proposed for the State of Michigan’s most sensitive location, the Straits of Mackinac, with huge potential impacts: a boring tunnel machine that will bore a 20’- wide tunnel 60-100 feet below the lakebed for 3.5 miles containing a 30-inch pipeline transporting Canadian crude oil and propane. This is called…
  • The Climate Crisis: Let’s talk and let’s act
    A couple of presentations I’ve been to lately made the following points:72% of U.S. adults support regulating CO2 as a pollutant. Only 35% discuss global warming at least occasionally. And only 8% are “activated” and making an attempt to do something about it. There are some big take-home points there, for me: First, it’s encouraging…

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