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Jul 05, 2018

Our Statement on the Resignation of Scott Pruitt

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JULY 5, 2018 | WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, President Trump accepted the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Administrator Pruitt had been under fire for months for numerous ethics scandals.

National organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, offered the following statement:

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Jun 11, 2018

Meet the Y.E.C.A. Activists Tackling Climate Change One Community at a Time

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Another academic year has come and gone, and once again our Climate Leadership Fellows cohort has achieved some truly tremendous things in communities across the country.

Climate Leadership Fellows are selected for one academic year to be trained and supported by Y.E.C.A. to be climate action leaders on their campuses and in their churches by hosting conversations, organizing their peers, and advocating for structural change. Here’s a glimpse at what our 2017-18 cohort was up to this year.

 

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Jun 05, 2018

Our Response to Proposed Coal and Nuclear Bailouts

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Last week, an internal White House memo leaked revealing that the Trump Administration, through the Department of Energy, hopes to prop up failing coal and nuclear plants with billions of taxpayer dollars, all in the name of “national security”.

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Apr 13, 2018

Host a Y.E.C.A. Facebook Fundraiser This Earth Day

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Maybe you’ve noticed lately that many people are using important days (i.e. birthdays, holidays) to host Facebook fundraisers for causes that are important to them. It is a great way to share their passion with their community and to invite others to join them in making the world a little more how they’d like it to be.

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Mar 13, 2018

Pompeo Pick Signals More of the Same at State Department

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President Trump announced today that CIA Director, Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In response, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action released the following statement:

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Mar 13, 2018

Speaking Truth to Power at Illinois Debate

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The rally was calling for an end to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for politicians to divest from fossil fuel companies. There was a real sense of purpose and community among the protesters there as we were all united under a common goal and though there were around 10 separate groups and organizations represented, we weren’t divided in any way. We all chanted in unison, which allowed for our voices to carry out our message. We carried painted signs and theater props. We stood together in the cold, making our values and demands known as one group with one voice.

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Feb 21, 2018

Our Statement on the Passing of Billy Graham

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It is with heavy and grateful hearts that we mark the passing of Billy Graham. Heavy for the loss sustained by his loved ones and the church by his absence, yet inexpressibly grateful for the legacy that he leaves behind.

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Jan 03, 2018

Start 2018 by speaking up for God’s creation

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently announced a plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan – our nation’s most comprehensive plan to date for tackling carbon emissions from power plants – with few concrete details for a plan that will replace it. Meanwhile, climate change continues to fuel more severe and destructive extreme weather events that threaten God’s creation, our loved ones, and our neighbors down the street and across the globe. This is absolutely unacceptable.

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Dec 20, 2017

Y.E.C.A. Rejects Exploitation of Arctic in Tax Bill

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DECEMBER 20, 2017 | WASHINGTON, D.C.—Moments ago, the U.S. House and Senate sent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to President Trump’s desk, marking the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax system in decades. Tucked away inside the 500+ page bill, however, is a little-known provision that will not only authorize, but require the sale of leases within the next 10 years to the oil and gas industry in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.

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Dec 08, 2017

COP 23 Wrap Up Webinar

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COP 23 has come and gone, but the work of climate advocacy still remains!

The Together for Faithful Climate Action at COP 23 team recently hosted a webinar called The Good, the Bad, the New, and You!

The team that was on the ground discussed the highlights (and lowlights) of the conference, some of the most important outcomes, and how you can get plugged into the process moving forward to ensure that the U.S. and Canadian commitments under the Paris Agreement are met and exceeded in the years to come.

Check out the full webinar below!

 

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