Want To Fight Climate Change? Look To Local Politics

The climate crisis can’t be solved by national actions alone. In Connecticut, the New Haven Climate Movement shows just how much local politics still matters. The group recently used national momentum to create regional change, pushing the municipal council to delegate $5 million of its American Rescue Plan funding toward local projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since its founding in 2015, the New Haven Climate Movement has used national momentum to create regional change with a model that can be replicated around the country. And it’s clear that the group’s local model can be easily replicated in other cities. Every college town holds a variety of young people ready to find opportunities for activism. 

By Charlotte Hughes. The Nation. September 14, 2022.

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