Climate Justice Writers Network Memo #2
November 19, 2015
Past Climate Justice Writers Updates & Story Ideas

**//Meet the frontline community activists traveling to Paris to fight for climate justice!//** This media advisory from the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance provides details about the organizations and activists from around the U.S. represented on the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation at the Paris climate negotiations. More details will be coming soon about the delegation’s response to the recent tragedy in Paris, but please support the delegation by helping get the story out about why these folks are making the trip to Paris.

Local Feature Story on Delegates going to Paris COP: See this example of a local feature story reporting on residents in Jackson Mississippi who are joining the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm Delegation from Cooperation Jackson. If you'd like to help report on some of the other delegates, please contact cjwriters [at] inosa.mayfirst.org and we'll help you get in touch with delegates from your region. *Jackson Free Press story, November 11, 2015

Getting Real: Planning for a Warmer World (and a more just one!): Our Power Campaign member, Cooperation Jackson, launches an ambitious **Just Transition Plan**

Our Power/Grassroots Global Justice funding appeal: Racial Justice on the Road to Paris:Here’s the appeal to help bring voices of activists and residents of frontline communities to these critical global talks! Encourage people to support the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm Delegation to the Paris Climate Negotiations.

Keep the Oil in the Ground!: In October 2015, Oil Change International released a data-driven report “Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands,” which finds that if no new pipelines are built to transport oil out of the Alberta tar sands then approximately 34.6 gigatons of CO2 (the approximate emissions of 227 coal plants over 40 years) will not be emitted. The report provides a summary of its findings and a summary of the pipelines proposed in Canada and between Canada and the U.S. To download the full report or the executive summary, see: http://priceofoil.org/2015/10/27/lockdown-the-end-of-growth-in-the-tar-sands/.

Where are your local pipelines?: To understand or report on where underground pipelines are in your county or state in the U.S., see the Department of Transportation National Pipeline Mapping System, at: https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/.