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RPCVs4EA Do Things

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Upcoming Programs

November 11-19, 2017:  We are promoting the formation of, or participation in, house parties through either 350.org or OFA. The goal is to tell the world that even if the U.S. administration has withdrawn participation in the Paris Agreement (COP23 meetings begin in Bonn, Germany on November 14), the public remains committed.

350.org: Work in your community to build a just and equitable Fossil Free world by passing local resolutions calling for 100% renewable energy for all and an immediate halt of all new fossil fuel projects. House Party Planning Resources are available. ||  Planning Kit ||  Interactive Map.

OFA: share information to raise awareness to stop the fossil fuel industry, put forward the 100 percent clean energy solutions we need, and fight for a just and equitable world. House Party Planning Resources are available at Organizing for America | Climate Action Team || Planning Kit || Interactive map.

December 14, 2017: We will host CCL members Paul Thompson and Mindy Ahlers as they talk about the Low Carbon Crossing summer 2017 bike ride across America to raise awareness about climate change.

August 23 - 25, 2018: The RPCVs4EA will have an information table at NPCA's Peace Corps Connect/Shawnee on Delaware, PA conference.

 


#GoFossilFree

Some actions require a bit more effort than signing a petition or making a phone call to our Congressional representatives.

September 14, 2017: We hosted guest speaker Elli Sparks of Citizens Climate Lobby at our monthly conference call, with information and action steps on how individuals can be effective lobbyists for the planet.

August 4-6, 2017: We had an information table at NPCA's Peace Corps Connect/Denver conference, with opportunities for people to purchase carbon offsets against their travel.

April 29, 2017: One hundred days after the Trump presidential inauguration, the Peoples Climate Movement organized a protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Through Facebook and listserv outreach, the RPCVs for Environmental Action were among over 300,000 people in DC, some as a contingent group, and many more scattered throughout the crowd. In addition, the Northern California Peace Corps Association (NorCal) participated in sister city demonstrations. 

September 23-24, 2016: The RPCVs4EA had an information table at NPCA's Peace Corps Connect/DC conference with opportunities for people to purchase carbon offsets against their travel.

February 1, 2016: Working with 350.org information tools, we prepared a letter to the National Peace Corps Association Board, requesting that they commit to fossil fuel divestment of their funds. We rallied RPCV affiliate groups and members and submitted the letter. After review and preparation of an action plan by the Finance Committee, the proposal was approved on March 5, 2017. Today NPCA is listed on the GoFossilFree Commitments page.

 


 

#RPCVsTakeAction

Our members share important actions on outreach to our Congressional representatives and federal agencies in support of environmental policies. Actions to date have included signing petitions, writing letters, and making phone calls on topics like the following.

  • November 8, 2017: Promote petition for the #USPeoplesDelegation at COP23 in Bonn, Germany in support of their work for a fossil free world.
  • November 6, 2017: Promote NRDC petition in opposition to 4 EPA and White House appointees.
  • November 6, 2017: Promote 350.org petition to Nebraska government in opposition to KeystoneXL.
  • November 5, 2017: Promote NRDC petition in opposition to Department of Commerce recommendation to decomission marine National Monuments.
  • November 3, 2017: Promote CCL text reminders to call Congress re. Carbon Fee and Dividend on specific action days.

Find more examples from previous months here.

Become a Member

Join the RPCVs for Environmental Action to stay connected and support Peace Corps community initiatives! 

1. First, you will choose your membership level with NPCA.

2. Then, select which NPCA affiliate group(s) you would like to join, including ours!