WELCOME TO TOWN!
What Can You Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Here’s a Three-Part Strategy:
Avoid Driving to the Store
Next time you’re thinking of jumping in your car to shop at a retail outlet such as Costco or Ikea, consider the impact of transportation on the environment.
“E-commerce is the less energy-consumptive option approximately 80% of the time,” according to a study from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Although it's a complex issue depending on purchases, packaging, and other factors, in general buying online means you will likely use about 30% less energy than if you drive to a shopping mall or big box store.
Of course, walking or cycling to a local retailer is the best alternative for the environment, your budget, and your waistline, to say nothing of supporting the local economy.
Join us for the global Women’s March, Saturday, January 19, noon, Jardines de Murillo, Seville.
January 2018, Seville joined millions around the world marching for gender equality. “The #WomensWave is coming,” say the US organizers, “and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.” Here in Seville, we’re gathering in the Jardines de Murillo at noon on January 19.
(Click here to see the link between climate and women's rights.)
American Resistance Sevilla led the Women’s March in Seville on January 20, 2018, and is leading the 2019 Women's March.
Join us at Merchant Pub to make posters for the Women’s March, Tuesday, January 8, 8:30 PM.
Ready for an evening of fellowship, cerveza, and poster-making? We’re gathering at 8 PM at Merchant Pub (calle Calle Canalejas, 12). Bring your own supplies or use ours.
Mark your calendar! We’ll be sending out reminders for these events and for the Climate Talk on January 10 (8 PM in Centro Norteamericano, calle Harinas, 11).
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Welcome to town!
The new Congress will convene on January 3rd—do you have a new senator or representative this year? Maybe your congressperson doesn't have an official website yet, but you can check house.gov or senate.gov to look up contact information and check in. (We’ll be in touch, Jared Golden!) Let them know you’re out there, what your concerns are, and that you are paying attention to their work in Congress.
Better New Year:
The Atlantic: The Bipartisan Group That’s Not Afraid of Partisanship by David A. Graham
Better Angels is a group that seeks to promote understanding across the country’s yawning partisan divide. In one exercise, they ask liberals to explain why they think progressive policies are best for the country—without referring to or blaming conservatives.
Grist: Waste of Energy by Greta Jochem
When most people think of “renewables,” they picture sources like solar and wind. But the term can also include “dirty” sources such as mill residue, wood, waste incineration, and waste-methane burning—processes that can emit large amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
Just for fun:
Dave Barry’s Year in Review
Slate: News Quiz 2018
Eyes on your own papers, please.
Brighter prospects for 2019! Happy New Year from American Resistance Sevilla!
Ready to do more?
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0, 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 ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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