Sitting in a primary school classroom in rural Nicaragua during a week of 98 degree days, one thinks a lot about climate change and the future. Just how hot will it get? Will these children be here or will their families need to flee increasing heat, flooding and droughts?
The New Haven Leon Sister City Project – with whom I work – runs women’s rights, public health, and education programs here in two impoverished communities. It was because of growing climate threats here that NHLSCP started ten years ago organizing in New Haven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions there. Of course, New Haven is also very much facing an insecure future.
Part of our work was to organize the New Haven Climate Movement, which recently got the Board of Alders to pass the Climate Emergency Resolution, which recognizes the severity of the threat and calls for reducing carbon emissions drastically in the coming years.
Read more here: End Of The Status Quo | New Haven Independent