SCCAN Mission Statement 4/15/17
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (SCCAN) seeks to address the current Climate Change Emergency, recognizing that failure to act quickly will have devastating effects on future generations of humans and other life forms.
With that in mind our actions include
public education and outreach, including monthly public meetings
coordinating with other interested groups
maintaining email lists and sending frequent event updates
teaching Climate Change in public schools
appearing on local radio and community TV programs
supporting clean alternatives to single occupancy auto transport
supporting divestment from Fossil Fuel financing and support
supporting the banning of fracking and other polluting fossil fuel extraction
promoting Transport Demand Management (TDM) as a prerequisite to funding new fossil fuel infrastructure
membership in the City of Santa Cruz “Climate Action Task Force”
posting events on the Community Calendar http://www.santacruzcommunitycalendar.org/
We attend many educational/information events and often table. We attend Council, RTC and planning meetings and listen to all sides of each problem. We sometimes write letters of support on related issues.
We join and occasionally organize marches or rallies or workshops focusing on climate and related social justice needs.
We have been maintaining two websites which were updated regularly – Currently starting to move to WordPress platform
Main site scruzclimact.pbworks.com – local and national news and info
Speaker site scruzclimspeakers.pbworks.com – includes teacher resources, lessons, powerpoints, videos etc.
Additional actions may arise following the principles of
“Keep it in the Ground” “Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions to zero ASAP”
We include 350 Santa Cruz and have strong affiliations with
Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) Santa Cruz Indivisible Climate Solutions Group (SCI)
WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) Bus-by-Choice
Campaign for Sensible transportation System Change not Climate Change
UCSC Sustainability Cabrillo Sustainability Sanctuary
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Sierra Club Ecology Action
We are all volunteers and operate in a flexible democratic manner with the only title role that of treasurer. We try to make decisions by consensus, resorting to “super majority” when needed. We have no regular income and are mostly funded as needed from member’s pockets with occasional unsolicited larger donations, and regular modest donations at meetings to cover costs.
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