What Can You Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Here’s One Strategy:
Take Non-Stop Flights Whenever Possible
As expats, flying is part of our lives, and when we’re able to take a non-stop flight, we achieve an energy savings of 20-50% over connecting flights.
If you can’t find non-stop flights, consider purchasing carbon offsets — which means making a payment that contributes toward the reduction of carbon elsewhere, for instance by supporting a sustainable energy project. Carbon offset for a flight might be in the $5 to $35 range and can either be purchased through the airline or an independent party such as CarbonFund or TerraPass.
For more visit ClimateRecovery.org, a project launched by AmericaResistance Sevilla and other community groups and individuals here in Seville.
Take non-stop flights whenever possible.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
After two weeks, nearly all the midterm elections have been decided. Recounts in Florida resulted in Republican wins for governor and US Senate. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams ended her run for governor, underlining the difference between conceding the election and accepting the outcome.
I’m happy to report that my new Democratic congressman from Maine’s second district won a close race that was finally decided via ranked-choice voting. An interesting point here is that he was the second choice of the majority of independent voters, who could vote for their preferred candidate and indicate a major party candidate as a backup choice.
Indivisible: Indivisible on Offense: A Practical Guide to the New, Democratic House
We can set the legislative agenda with a bold progressive vision rooted in inclusion, fairness, and justice. But none of this is automatic — we have to demand it of Congress.
Rolling Stone: Trumpism Is Racism, So Things Will Get Worse by Jamil Smith
“A sizable part of the country repudiated racism, demagogy, sexism, corruption, the abuse of power and demi-competent authoritarianis,” says journalist Anand Giridharadas. After the 2018 midterms, is Trumpism still a sustainable strategy for the GOP?
The Guardian: The plastics conspiracy: who is to blame for the waste crisis? (21 min)
The culture of disposable consumerism that started in the 60s has generated a global crisis of plastic waste. The plastics industry poured money into anti-littering campaigns, but did not apply the same standards of waste control to itself. It too late to stop the tsunami of plastic?
For some reason, I love this:
ESPN: Source: Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head-coaching job by Adam Schefter
After ranked-choice voting was used to determine the winner of Maine's 2nd congressional district race, Jared Golden was named the winner on Thursday. (Photo: @golden4congress/Twitter)
Ready to do more?
Read the just-released Indivisible Guide, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressive Americans living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists. Have questions or want to volunteer? Contact ClimateRecoverySeville@gmail.com.
Ready to do your bit to save our democracy — and the planet?
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resist the madness!
American Resistance Sevilla is a non-partisan community mobilizing Americans living abroad to take peaceful action defending our lawful rights and freedoms. Learn more