02 Aug '11, 7pm

if you like grassroots power! Students organize town to fight #climatechange and @USChamber #350ppm

if you like grassroots power! Students organize town to fight #climatechange and @USChamber #350ppm

Three weeks ago, they joined a group of 15 students who all shared that goal: to actually do something to fight climate change. They had heard about the US Chamber of Commerce’s dirty history of derailing climate policies and meddling in elections, and they decided to leverage their community to stop it. One by one, the teenagers approached businesses in Burlington to ask them to sign up for the “US Chamber Doesn’t Speak for Me” campaign, until enough businesses had signed up to approach a bigger target: the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Presented with a group of dedicated students backed by numerous local businesses, the Burlington Chamber agreed to disassociate publicly. Jake Mekin, an incoming Junior at Coral Gables High Shcool in Miami, FL travelled all the way to Vermont from Miami for the program: "I knew that climate change was bad, but over the last two weeks we ...

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