May 17 - August 15, 2023 The New Haven Climate…
The New Haven Climate Movement would like to invite YOU to get involved as an intern or volunteer with NHCM’s projects including the Electric Future, Climate Education, and Public Event/Advocacy Campaign committees. There is much to do to cut deadly climate pollution! Most weekly meetings are on Zoom, but we have regular public events, art making and meetings. We need people to specifically help plan campaigns, do research on climate solutions, coordinate outreach, and develop public education materials.
Electric Future campaign – The Electric Future campaign is pushing New Haven towards having 100 percent of its buildings, vehicles, and appliances powered by electricity. To truly decarbonize, we must power everything using clean energy, and electrification is a necessary step in that process. Additional benefits of electrification include long-term savings on energy bills and public health benefits from improved air quality. Tasks: coordinate public education, work with City departments; advocate for more city investment and policies to support electrification; research solutions. Meets by Zoom Mondays at 5:30.
Climate Justice Fund Committee – While new building construction in New Haven (45 projects, 4.5 million sq/ft since 2013) is good for jobs and tax revenue, it is dangerously increasing climate damage and debt. We face a climate emergency and call on the Mayor and New Haven Board of Alders to commit 50% of the annual construction fees collected (about $6 million) towards a New Haven Building Just and Healthy Future Fund that will renovate and retrofit the city, reduce carbon emissions, save families money, cut air pollution, and make up for past climate deficits of the city. Meets by Zoom and hybrid Mondays at 4:pm.
Climate Education Committee – advocate for more climate education in schools; support implementation of Board of Education Climate Emergency Resolution to reduce carbon emissions and other pollution (research, meeting with BoE committees); recruit new members, especially students; support NHCM’s Climate Justice Schools program. Meets by Zoom Mondays at 6:30.
Public Event/Advocacy Committee – help plan NHCM’s major advocacy and public education events including marches, teach-ins, art making, public speaking, and rallies. Also works on organizing strategies and pushing for City policy change. Meets by Zoom Fridays at 3:30.