Biodiversity and the Rights of Nature

The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States held an online forum, Biodiversity and Rights of Nature, on Monday, February 13, 2023. The forum provided an overview of biodiversity and what future actions are needed. Presenters included Tierra Curry, Saving Life on Earth Campaign Director and Senior Scientist at Center for Biological Diversity; Natalia Greene, Global Coordinator and Co-founder of Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and, Frederic Guarino of the Green Party of Canada and is a member of the Biodiversity Commission of the French Greens. Continue reading

Green Education and Legal Fund Environmental Testimony on NYS 2023-24 Budget

Testimony of the Green Legal and Education Fund Inc.To the New York State Legislature Joint Budget Hearing on the2023-24 Executive Budget Proposal on Environmental ConservationFebruary 14, 2023 Continue reading

EcoAction GP Call-in urging President Biden to Declare Climate Emergency, and Take executive action

Joe Biden was sworn in as president two years ago on January 20, 2021. While he has taken some steps on climate, they have fallen far short of what is needed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. He has continued to support the expansion of many fossil fuel sources. People vs. Fossil Fuels is promoting a national day of action on Jan. 20 around the theme of climate emergency. Groups have organized dozens of rallies across the country. Continue reading

United Nations’ Day of International Corruption

The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States today observed the United Nations’ Day of International Corruption to highlight the corruption of the fossil fuel industry in driving climate change. There is clear evidence that fossil fuel companies for more than 30 years waged an aggressive campaign to lie to the American public and the world about the realities of global warmings, even as their own scientists warned them that they were burning the planet and should diversify into renewable energy. Continue reading

Greens slam Biden administration for impeding climate action at COP27

The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the U.S. criticized the Biden administration as the United States once again impeded climate action at the recently concluded COP27 in Egypt. "The head of the United Nations and leading scientists have repeatedly warned that the time to avoid climate collapse is running out and that the commitments made by governments worldwide are grossly inadequate. While the GOP has been climate deniers, the Democrats have long promoted climate delay, blocking critical action to halt fossil fuel burning as quickly as possible. The U.S. has been the biggest contributor to climate change and under Biden and Kerry they remain one of the biggest obstacles to saving life on the planet," said Mark Dunlea, co-chair of EcoAction. Continue reading

EcoAction webinar on Plastics: Recording now available

View the Recording The EcoAction Committee on the Green Party of the United States held a webinar on Ending Single Use Plastic and Plastics is the New Coal on Monday November 14 at 9 PM ET. Continue reading

EcoAction webinar with Green Candidates

Register for this Zoom event Then become a Green Party US Sustaining Member to put more great candidates like these on the ballot in 2023, 2024 and beyond!  The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States is holding a webinar on Monday, October 10 at 9 pm ET (6 PM PT) highlighting Green Party candidates and climate action, including the Green New Deal, Zero Emissions, and environmental justice. The meeting is on zoom. Please register to get the zoom link. Continue reading

Democrats climate budget bill is too little, too late

A Green Perspective by Mark Dunlea, Co-Chair of the EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States While the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 drafted by Senators Machin and Schumer may represent the largest U.S investment to date on climate, it falls far short of the Green New Deal (GND) first called for by the Green Party in the U.S. in 2010 and fails to cut emissions fast enough to keep global warming below the 1.5 degree Celsius target. Continue reading

EcoAction GP Call-in for a Green New Deal – Tuesday May 24

The Green Party first began calling for a Green New Deal in the U.S. in 2010. It combined a 10-year timeline for a transition to 100% clean renewable energy and zero emissions with an Economic Bill of Rights focused on a guaranteed living wage job, universal health care (expanded and Improved Medicare for All), housing, and education. Call President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to demand a true Green New Deal. (May 24nd is the call in day but contact them any day you want.) Continue reading

Earth Day to May Day 2022 Forum

The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the U.S. held a virtual forum on Earth Day to May Day (EDMD) on Monday, April 11. Special guests included recent Green Party presidential nominees Howie Hawkins and Jill Stein, along with Ecoaction co-chair Dawn Marie Cronen & Mark Dunlea, and Markie Miller of the Ohio Greens Lake Erie Bill of Rights. Continue reading