Sunrise Movement Hub Launched in Concord
The Sunrise Movement, which is an exciting new force in climate activism, is a national organization of young people which carries out its’ mission through local “hubs.” “Hubs,” it is stated on the Sunrise website, “do the most important work of the movement: growing participation, elevating the urgency of climate change, and challenging to win political power.”
Concord now has a new Sunrise hub, initiated by students at Concord-Carlisle High School. The designated contact person for the Concord Hub is Heloise Evins-Mackenzie, a High School Senior. She has two co-leaders; and there are now about ten members.
The new hub communicates through the Facebook group Sunrise Movement Concord-Carlisle which anyone can join, and will reach out to Sunrise members at Concord Academy and to student activists at other schools. They want to grow their membership and identify as many collaborating groups as possible in the community. The climate strike planned by the national leadership for September 20 is their first action priority.
National Council for Science and the Environment
In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier. How we deal with the rapid environmental changes, and the human forces that are driving these changes, will be among the defining issues of our generation.