Alyssa Lee

  • posted about Support Our Fellows! on Facebook 2017-06-28 14:19:01 -0400
    Woooo! I just invested in the next generation of climate organizers! (ps: they're really wonderful and you should too)

    Support Our Climate Organizing Fellows!

    $5,660.00 raised
    GOAL: $6,000.00

    Every summer, Better Future Project (BFP) assembles a group of dedicated students to work as  climate organizing fellows on grassroots campaigns. In early June, BFP provides fellows with immersive training in community organizing, campaign and movement strategy, facilitation, and more. The fellows then spend eight weeks collaborating on a community-oriented campaign, while receiving ongoing coaching and training. The campaigns vary from year to year, and this year fellows are excited to work on a divestment campaign that asks the iconic New England Aquarium to pull its investments from fossil fuels. When the fellows return to their campuses this fall, they will be primed with meaningful connections, enhanced skills, and renewed passion for the climate movement!

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  • signed Petition 2017-06-20 16:29:57 -0400

    New England Aquarium Fossil Fuel Divestment Petition

    830 signatures

    The New England Aquarium is a vital institution in our community that works to educate the public about climate change and its impacts. As patrons of the New England Aquarium, we are proud of its strong commitment to combating climate change. We encourage the aquarium to take the next step as a role model by becoming the first aquarium in the world to divest from fossil fuels

    The fossil fuel divestment movement has grown rapidly over the last five years to undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry, which disproportionately burdens the health, livelihoods, and lifespans of people of color and low-income people. Through divesting, the aquarium will further its mission to support the community, to act as a leader, and to create a sustainable blue planet for all people and marine wildlife.

    By signing this petition, I support the New England Aquarium’s Board of Trustees in divesting from the fossil fuel industry so that the aquarium can continue to be a role model for other local institutions that are committed to serving the public and the environment.

    To read the full petition, click here.

    To learn more about the campaign, click here.

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    Media Hits:

    Local Climate Justice Teach In, Boston Patch, June 26, 2017

    Aquarium Urged to Divest from Fossil Fuels, Chris Lovett with Boston Neighborhood Network, July 21, 2017

    Illuminated "Light Brigade" Advocates for New England Aquarium's Fossil Fuel Divestment In Support Of Climate Justice, CommonDreams, July 21, 2017

    Students Assemble Week-long Illuminated "Light Brigade," Advocating the New England Aquarium Divest from Fossil Fuels, Boston Patch, July 21, 2017

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    This campaign has been endorsed by the following organizations and institutions:

    Small Planet Institute

     

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  • posted about Donate on Facebook 2016-12-15 14:30:35 -0500
    Just made a donation to Better Future Project! Join me in building the grassroots climate movement today.

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Campus Organizer with @BetterFuturePro since 2015. Fossil fuel divestment advocate and climate organizer. Hometown in Modesto, CA.
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