We are writing to share some exciting news with you all about this year’s Global Frackdown. For the last three years, the Global Frackdown has served an important role in connecting our collective movement and elevating the call to ban fracking and related infrastructure and processes and the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground while moving towards a 100% renewable energy future.
Will you sign your organization on to the 2015 Global Frackdown? http://www.globalfrackdown.org/organizational-sign-on-letter/
With the United Nations climate talks in Paris happening this December being a major focus of the movement internationally, the Global Frackdown this year will be a little different than past years. Rather than hold a single day of action around fracking, we are doing a few things.
First – we are circulating a sign on letter to world leaders that calls for a ban on fracking, keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and moving to 100% renewable energy as part of the Paris talks. We hope to get an extraordinarily large number of groups signing onto this letter. Signing the letter also signs your group up as a partner in this year’s Global Frackdown. We hope that this letter can be used to help frame the debate about climate and fracking heading into Paris. Sign on to the letter here: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/organizational-sign-on-letter/
Second – we are recognizing the month of November as the Global Frackdown to Paris. At the end of October we will close out signons to the Global Frackdown letter. In November, organizations are encouraged to deliver the letter to their national, state, and other leaders – particularly those who may be attending the Paris meetings. We also encourage groups to tie anti-fracking activities occurring during November to the Global Frackdown.
In the coming months, we will have more information about all of this including sharing images of delivery actions, social media, and the like.
The Paris talks come at a critical time for our movement and the planet. We need to take the strong message that has been building up in countries across the world – and has been making tremendous progress – to leaders in Paris. We need to frame the debate. We need to make it clear that the climate crisis cannot be solved as long as increasing quantities of fossil fuels are extracted by more and more extreme methods. That we need to invest in sustainable renewable energy and stop building out dirty oil and gas pipelines, export facilities and other related infrastructure. That we need to ban fracking now! Let’s join together to deliver this message loud and clear – in this Global Frackdown to Paris.
Join the 2015 Global Frackdown here: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/organizational-sign-on-letter/