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Complacency Is Not an Option

California Student Sustainability Coalition

On January 23, within the first 100 hours of Donald Trump’s presidency, students across California walked out of their classrooms. As part of the first and largest youth-led mobilization under the new administration, students called on their institutions to resist and reject Trump’s unacceptable climate denial by divesting from the fossil fuel industry. As young people whose futures are at stake, students demanded that their schools stand up for younger generations and…
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by: Daniel Adel – Spring 2017

A Fresh Boost of Energy for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns on US Campuses

At the 2014 Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence, students renewed their pledge to dig deep, link up, and take action

Last Thursday, anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu came out with an article calling for an “apartheid-style boycott to save the planet.” Tutu says we can halt climate change if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa…
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by: Daniel Adel – April 14, 2014

On the Merits of Bus Rapid Transit

Light rail might have a certain cool cachet, but buses are the way to go

There has always been something romantic about trains. Think of the passenger rail of a century ago and you likely imagine classy sleeper coaches and fancy dining cars. Even the commuter rail of decades past – streetcars and interurbans – seems to…
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by: Daniel Adel – May 28, 2013

Northern California Students Call for Freedom From Fossil Fuels

Political support for divestment grows as more campuses and cities join the movement

Student groups at more than 60 colleges and universities across the country hosted events last Thursday, May 2, declaring “fossil freedom” as part of 350.org’s Fossil Freedom Day of Action. The “Day of Action” was meant to highlight the work students —…
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by: Daniel Adel – May 6, 2013

40 US Mines are Causing Water Pollution that Will Last for Centuries, Says New Report

Water treatment for these mines could cost as much as $67 billion per year

In the midst of declining fresh water supplies, an increasing number of hard rock mining companies are causing water pollution that will last for hundreds or thousands of years, says a new report published yesterday. Photo by Maryland Attorney General/Doug GanslerAn acid…
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by: Daniel Adel – May 2, 2013

Activists Call on National Parks to Stop Selling Single Use Water Bottles

Campaigners from Corporate Accountability International complain of Coca-Cola’s influence in the parks

With their labels depicting pristine pools of spring water near majestic alpine peaks, some people might still be under the illusion that bottled water is somehow superior to plain old tap water. But if you just look here, here, and here, you’ll…
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by: Daniel Adel – April 3, 2013

Carbon Tax and Dividend Scheme Offers a New Way Forward on Climate Policy

Boxer-Sanders legislation is a smart policy, but odds of passage are long

When the American Clean Energy and Security Act (AKA the Waxman-Markey comprehensive climate bill) died in the Senate in 2010, some people blamed the failure on the inherent weaknesses of the legislation: The cap and trade system was too complicated and had…
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by: Daniel Adel – March 12, 2013

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