One Cool Thing: Be the Change You Want to See

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This week, thousands of climate change protesters will arrive in Washington DC to urge the Biden Administration and Congress to step up efforts to reach net-zero emissions. Organized by the Build Back Fossil Free coalition, made up of over 100 justice organizations nationwide, the protests will happen every day starting on Oct. 11th and culminate with a demonstration on the Capitol steps on Oct. 15th.

 

The protests notably begin on Indigenous Peoples’ Day with several coalitions representing Indigenous, Black, and youth interests set to join. Protesters will risk arrest and police action as the demonstrations are unpermitted. But organizers and attendees are steadfast in their mission. “Biden has immense executive powers to speed the end of the fossil fuel era and ignite a just, renewable-energy revolution. Without executive action on fossil fuels, there’s no way for the president to protect us from the climate emergency,” said Jean Su, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Energy Justice program. “We’re calling on Biden to reclaim his power from coal- and gas-state Senators and show us he can be our Climate President.”

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