TOGETHER, WE CAN MOVE PHILADELPHIA
BEYOND FOSSILIZED DEMOCRACY
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350Philly fights for the climate change solutions that Science & Justice demand.
- Our Mission
The number 350 means climate safety.Right now, we have more than 400 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere. In recent years we have seen unprecedented drought, flooding, heat, and storm surges. The resulting impacts are death, disease, destruction, and destabilized societies. We need a just transition to a sustainable society, everywhere.
Coalition-Building is at the core of our work.
See what’s happening in the climate/justice world in Philadelphia!
The math is clear. To limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, 80% of known fossil fuel reserves may never be burned.
The need for action could not be more urgent. We need a rapid mobilization from fossil fuels to renewables, a shift to more localized production and consumption, and towards greater equity in the allocation of finite global resources.
- A “Just Transition”
In the past year alone, the divestment movement has grown to $2.6 trillion — a 50-fold increase!
After we “turn off” the fossil fuels, we must “turn on” the alternatives. We must invest in clean energy, efficient infrastructure, and long-lasting green jobs. Climate change represents a test of human potential; it is an opportunity to re-imagine what is possible and re-tool society to be more sustainable, equitable, and just.
Our goal is to achieve a “Just Transition to a Sustainable Society”. That means much more than clean energy.
The #blacklivesmatter movement, the digital divide and the CAPCOMCAST campaign, the fight for 15Now, and the struggle for high quality education for all, healthcare for all, and an end to corporate personhood, are all interconnected. At the crux of the biggest threat to humanity (climate change) lies a social, an economic, and a political issue. 350Philly acknowledges this and calls for deep change that restructures systems of power and finance — urging a people-powered shift in our systems of value.
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