Thank you to Mother Out Front Lisa Marshall for her Letter to the Editor:
"As a mother, a scientist and climate change organizer living on the front lines of fracking infrastructure, I cannot afford to be agnostic."
Thank you to Flexjobs for the shout out to Mothers Out Front in your report in honor of Earth Day!
Excerpt below! For the entire article, click here: FlexJobs Reports on the Environmental Savings from Remote Work
"Below FlexJobs has also highlighted 12 green companies that are currently hiring for flexible jobs, perfect for the environmentally conscious job seeker.
1. 350.org - a nonprofit organization founded in 2007, now known as one of the nation’s highest-profile climate organizations.
2. Cloud to Street - helps vulnerable communities prepare for potential flood events by offering near real-time flood modeling and mapping.
3. Ecobee - a fast-growing developer and manufacturer of smart devices for residential and commercial spaces.
4. Environmental Resources Management - ERM - a consulting company which provides services related to the environmental, health and safety, risk, and social issues.
5. Global Catholic Climate Movement - a collaboration of 400 Catholic organizations and leaders throughout the world who share a dedication to a sustainable climate future.
6. International Bird Rescue - IBR - rescues pelicans, gulls, herons, shorebirds and a range of other aquatic birds that are injured in oil spills around the globe.
7. Mothers Out Front - a nonprofit organization comprised of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers committed to addressing climate change for the health of future generations.
8. New York Botanical Garden - a National Historical Landmark that provides educational programs and exhibitions for visitors of all ages.
9. Rachel’s Network - a nonprofit community of environment-focused women whose efforts are aimed at enabling a healthy, thriving world.
10. Rainforest Action Network - an environmental and human rights organization dedicated to the health and preservation of global forests.
11. Sunrun - an energy company with a mission to "create a planet run by the sun." It is the largest dedicated residential solar provider in the United States.
12. Stand.earth - dedicated to preserving forests, developing sustainable communities, and supporting clean energy initiatives throughout the United States and Canada."
Mothers Out Front California was proud to join "more than 750 public interest groups from California and around the world" to kick off a campaign "urging Governor Jerry Brown to stop the build-out of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure, keep oil and gas in the ground, and take immediate action to protect those most vulnerable to climate change or lose their support for the global climate action summit that he will host five months from now in San Francisco."
"We, the undersigned environmental, health, justice, faith, labor, community and consumer organizations from California and around the world, strongly urge you to champion a vision for California that looks beyond the oil and gas industry to a future that is safe and healthy for everyone," the letter says."
New York Mother Out Front Neely Kelley's Letter to the Editor supporting developing wind power was published in Watertown Daily Times:
"Mr. White ignores the benefits of wind projects to communities across the country and disregards data that show the majority of people who live near wind turbines have positive views of them. Wind projects can bring new local revenue to fix roads, build schools and fund first responders."
Mother Out Front Suzanne Hitchcock-Bryan was published! Her Letter to the Editor calls on Speaker Deleo to honor his commitment to prioritizing health and public safety.
Lakeshore Mothers and Others Out Front team member Mark Crosby had his Letter To The Editor published in the Orleans Hub regarding a proposed wind project near his community. Kudos to Mark and his team members advocating for approval of this project!
Mothers Out Front volunteers Viki Bok and Andee Krasner #UsedTheirMomVoice and sent in Letters to the Editor on two topics close to their hearts: questioning the need for "natural" gas pipelines and supporting an annual RPS increase of 3%.
Read the 3rd and 5th letters entitled: "It is time to stop talking about more pipelines" and "Clean energy is the answer."
For a Mother's voice on our energy infrastructure, read the second Letter to the Editor published in the Boston Globe by Mother Out Front Co-founder and Chair Kelsey Wirth: More Gas Pipelines are Not the Answer.
"Building more pipelines is the wrong investment for our children. We should, and must, be investing in energy efficiency and clean energy. The implications of our energy choices today for the future habitability of our planet are simply too great."
Somerville Mother Out Front Randi Soltysiak reminds us about the power of relationships in our work:
“Tonight is about relationship building and getting a chance to get to know one another,” said Randi, a member of the Somerville chapter of Mothers Out Front. “We’ll be able to work together better. Tonight, and a lot of the time we get together to do work, it tends to be kind of the same folks, and it’s on us — a lot of our work is to make more relationships with people we don’t know yet.”
Click this link to read the article:
This story is about a brownfield site in an oil refinery in Rochester left by Vacuum Oil (Vacuum Oil was then bought by ExxonMobile).
Mothers Out Front is one of a number of community groups actively supporting the PLEX community's demand that the cleanup of this brownfield site be cleaned up to the highest degree possible. The state/city/Exxon/Developer (who wants to develop this property - which is across the river from the University of Rochester) are leaning towards the lowest level (and cheapest) cleanup.