Two of the Nation's Biggest Climate Action Groups Unite : TreeHugger
Bill McKibben is right: If we're going see any significant progress made in addressing climate change here in the US, it's going to be driven by a major grassroots movement. The ordinary political channels -- the one crammed with special interests, lobbyists, and other defenders of the status quo -- have failed. Relying on the goodwill of corporations to reduce emissions by their own accord isn't so much of a joke as it is an absurdist fantasy. Which is why 350.org and 1Sky, two of the biggest climate action advocacy groups, are joining forces -- to begin to coordinate and grow a movement that could build a populist base big enough to tilt the scales away from big oil, the coal industry, and polluting industries everywhere.A BIG Announcement. | 350.org
We will empower and mobilize a grassroots army--individuals, businesses, organizations, and front-line community leaders pushing for climate solutions in the United States.[April '08]: Gore to recruit 10m-strong green army | Environment | The Guardian
Al Gore yesterday launched a drive to mobilise 10 million volunteers to force politicians to act on climate change - twice as many as the number who marched against the Vietnam war or in support of civil rights during the heyday of US activism in the 1960s.
During the next three years, his Alliance for Climate Protection plans to spend $300m (about £150m) on television advertising and online organising to make global warming among the most urgent issues for elected American leaders.