Joan Nelson of Oak Ridge writes:
The OFA Climate Change Action Team for Tennessee met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, at the Panera Bread on Cedar Bluff in Knoxville to plan the actions for 2015. Four of the attendees, Todd Waterman-state lead for climate, Rajendra Jain, Marlene Taylor, and Joan Nelson attended the Climate Leadership Training in Chicago in December. This is an extremely important year for the planet as we head into the international climate conference in Paris. President Obama has asserted U.S. leadership with the proposed EPA regulation of carbon emissions from power plants and with the historic agreement with China to limit greenhouse gases. This action team is excited to be part of making history!
The new Congress will provide many opportunities to get the accurate message about the science and reality of climate change and global warming heard throughout Tennessee. If you would like to join us in responding to the rhetoric and proposed actions of this Congress, please give Todd Waterman a call at 865 457 4001.
OFA and our Climate Action Team will be marching with the MLK Day Parade in Knoxville an then participating in a service project. The next day will be State of the Union day. We encourage everyone to get together with some friends and watch the address-and cheer when President Obama speaks about carbon, CO2, EPA, China agreement, Paris Conference, etc.
Check out the Knox Climate Action Central Facebook page that Todd administers. He puts lots of great information on it.
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