We’re excited to launch CCI’s clean energy and climate change justice organizing work and we’re coming to a town near you!
Next week we’re hitting the road to share what we’ve been learning about the clean energy landscape in Iowa and learn why you care about this issue. And, we’ll share our ideas for how we can — at the local level — organize to transition our communities to 100% clean, renewable energy that benefits 100% of the people.
And, we’re bringing along a special guest.
Ben Ishibashi is the Climate Organizer for the People’s Action network. He’ll share how communities across the country are fighting for and winning climate and clean energy solutions that put people first.
P.S. Have you signed our petition? We’re calling on the Iowa Department of Transportation to use Iowa’s $21 million from the VW emissions scandal settlement to go to clean energy projects and not to investment in more fossil fuels. Sign here.
The DOT is already hearing from big-monied dirty energy interests like the natural gas industry. Natural gas isn’t a step forward. It will keep us locked
in a fossil fuel economy and strengthen the harmful fracking industry that threatens our water.
These infrastructure investments from this settlement money will be around for decades to come. Now is the time to make sure Iowa uses our resources to transition to 100% clean energy and protect our communities (not the fossil fuel industry’s profits).