Here is a list of current climate-related campaigns with which individuals and organizations can get involved.
National and Global
Sign the petition to kick Big Oil out of the Climate Talks! The organization Corporate Accountability International is pushing to keep Big Oil out of the climate talks in Paris this winter. They employed the same strategy with Big Tobacco and managed to ensure a global treaty on tobacco and public health untainted by industry advocates. Visit their website to sign the petition and learn more about how to join their push to keep Big Oil out of the climate talks.
A massive organizing campaign timed to take place right before the UN meets this September on climate change: Light the Way.
A similarly large-scale organizing campaign leading up to the talks in Paris in December: Flood the System.
Our Voices: Bringing Faith to the Climate Talks has a petition available to sign to promote faith-based moral consideration of climate change.
Join the Climate March in DC happening in September.
New York State:
Check out the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign to see about fights in your region. In particular, in New York State, the campaign is working to push Governor Cuomo to reduce subsidies for coal plants in NY and to increase offshore wind capacity.
New York City:
The Sane Energy Project is hosting a campaign to oppose the development of a new offshore terminal for liquefied natural gas in the Rockaways, proposed by Liberty Energy. LNG is more carbon intensive than natural gas and vulnerable to a terrorist attack.
New York City is considering a plastic bag tax, which would serve as a deterrent on heavy use of plastic bags and encourage consumers to use reusable bags. Locals can contact their elected officials and register your opinion.
The Shared Renewables Coalition was signed on January 26, 2015! The initiative aimed to push the Public Service Commission to let all New Yorkers to have access to have access to investing in renewable power. See more details about the campaign here.