WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE?
WHAT IS OUR CLIMATE MOMENT?
With supportive federal leadership, we have the chance to think big and act boldly. To confront the climate crisis threatening our future. To get workers and families devastated by the pandemic back on their feet. To finally face the racial injustice destroying dreams and lives across the country. Ready to get started? Our Climate Moment™: Let’s Get to Work will mobilize activists like you across the United States to build unrelenting pressure on Congress and the Biden administration to act quickly on targeted policy solutions.
The campaign aims to help jumpstart a just, green recovery for all Americans, and we’re prioritizing these five areas of work to help us get there.
OUR FIVE PILLARS
PILLAR ONE: JUST TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY
In conjunction with Climate Reality’s 100% Committed™ campaign, we’re working for policies that transition the US power sector to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and create millions of good jobs and healthy communities nationwide.
PILLAR TWO: ZERO-CARBON TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is the largest source of US emissions. We’re working for policies that transform the sector, shrink emissions, and make clean transport options like electric vehicles and buses and rapid transit choices available to all.
PILLAR THREE: CLIMATE JUSTICE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
We’re working for a just transition that prioritizes the frontline communities hit first and worst by climate change and fossil fuel pollution, fighting to clean up pollution hotspots poisoning our families and ensuring all Americans have clean air and safe water.
PILLAR FOUR: BUILDING GREEN COMMUNITIES
We’re not just building back. We’re building back better, with climate-smart homes and infrastructure to ensure all our communities are sustainable for the long haul.
PILLAR FIVE: PROTECTING DEMOCRACY
The past several years have tested the strength of this nation’s democracy, but this is our moment to demonstrate we are a nation for all, and we’re building a better world for all. Together, we’ll restore confidence in our democracy and protect against future voter suppression. This is our moment
RECENT OUR CLIMATE MOMENT ACTIVITIES
The OCM team has focused on preserving and strengthening the climate fighting provisions of President Biden’s historic legislation - the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Act.
We have met with all 13 US House Representatives from New York City and both NY State Senators to advocate for the strongest climate legislation possible.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill numerous provisions that fund public transit, rail, electrification of the grid, energy efficiency, EV charging, resiliency, R&D and more.
We are still keeping up the pressure to pass the Build Back Better Act, which has over $550Bn in climate provisions in the current version of the bill.
These 2 bills, plus the President Biden’s Executive Actions, represent the largest action on climate change in our country’s history. It is not enough, so we will continue to push for more at the federal, state and local level. Join us!