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Ecoaction Committee of the Green Party

The Eco-Action Committee focuses on helping organize greens for local and national events and drives to protect and promote ecological wisdom and sustainability. The committee can be reached here.


The Green Party of the United States calls upon the Biden administration to support a rapid phaseout of fossil fuels and a ten-year transition to 100% renewable energy, with zero greenhouse gas emissions, at the COP28 climate summit that runs from November 30 to December 9.

The Green Party, which began calling for a robust ecosocialist Green New Deal in 2010, insists that the U.S. support a just transition for all, and recognizes the disproportionate impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, which requires making climate reparations to the Global South to pay for the climate damage mainly caused by polluters from the industrial north.


The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the U.S. held a forum on Monday, November 13 about the perils of garbage and waste incineration. The workshop discussed ways to combat incinerators, both existing and new ones

Incineration creates and/or releases harmful chemicals and pollutants, including: Air pollutants such as particulate matter, which cause lung and heart diseases; Heavy metals such as lead and mercury, which cause neurological diseases; Toxic chemicals, such as PFAS and dioxins, which cause cancer and other health problems. In addition to its high costs, government contracts with garbage incinerators often provide a financial disincentive to recycling and waste reduction as the government may be penalized for diverting waste from the incinerator.

 


WASHINGTON, DC — The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States (Green Party US) condemns President Biden’s year of climate negligence and renews the call to pressure the president to declare a climate emergency and issue a comprehensive series of related Executive Orders, as described on ClimatePresident.org.


The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States held a webinar on why it supports the goal of Real Zero Greenhouse gas Emissions rather than Net Zero on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Featured speakers were David Schwartzman and Mike Ewall. David Schwartzman, a member of the DC Statehood Green Party, is a professor emeritus of biology at Howard University and the author of Life, Temperature, and the Earth. David and his older son Peter Schwartzman (Mayor of Galesburg IL, member of the Illinois Green Party) just had their paper published "Can the 1.5 °C warming target be met in a global transition to 100% renewable energy?" Their book website is theearthisnotforsale.org.


The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States held an online webinar on Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Ecological Wisdom begins with Indigenous Wisdom!


On August 24, 2021, the EcoAction Committee of the Green Party hosted a webinar about about ways Green Party candidates can raise ecological issues such as the Green New Deal, clean air and water, public power, sustainability, and more in your elections. Learn about some campaign resources presently available and help identify needs for new ones.


Request for volunteers

The EcoAction Committee helps coordinate efforts by the Green Party in the United States to impact on ecological issues and to assist Green Party electoral candidates in raising such issues. The EcoAction Committee members are appointed by state Green Parties (up to 3 per state) and by national GP caucuses.


March 9, 2021 – The EcoAction Committee assists Green Party organizing at local, state and national levels around environmental issues, as well as supporting Green candidates. We plan in 2021 to expand our educational and organizing efforts, such as organizing regular web forums. Our next one will be on Saturday, March 27 at 6 PM EST to promote our call for Earth Day to May Day actions. For more info re our work, contact [email protected].


WASHINGTON — The Green Party of the United States EcoAction Committee has joined hundreds of other climate groups in urging President-elect Biden to take bold executive action on day one of his administration to treat climate change as a national emergency.


The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) deplores the escalating Middle East conflict that has resulted in the bombing of two major Saudi oil fields. The damage has cut Saudi oil exports by half and destabilized world oil markets.

Nevertheless GPUS takes this as an object lesson on why the world must abandon its addiction to both fossil fuel and nuclear power generation in favor of renewable energy.


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  • David Doonan
    published this page in Take Action 2022-01-14 11:18:25 -0500