Virginia

VIDEO: Hampton Roads Postcard Delivery

Tidewater Virginia activists from MOTHERS OUT FRONT, an organization of mothers and others mobilizing for a livable climate, delivered a basket of postcards and cookies to Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander urging him to commit our city to an over-arching goal of fully transitioning to renewable, carbon-free energy.

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Norfolk, Virginia, like the other cities in Hampton Roads, is already experiencing the effects of climate change on a regular basis. In the video below, activist and mother Kim Williams explains the renewable energy mandate proposed by this covenant, as well as the urgency of this issue. Scientists tell us that we have a very small window of about 15 years in which to change our behavior to mitigate the most dire effects of climate change sure to impact our city and our world. Another activist and mother, Michelle Cook, explains the situation in her neighborhood, Tidewater Gardens, where children cannot get to school, or get there with wet feet and clothing, on a regular basis.


Delivering Postcards to the Mayor for Mother's Day 2017


A Sustainable Solution: Mothers Out Front (Ms. Magazine Blog)

Read the Ms. Magazine Blog on Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads, Virginia:

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In solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux tribe, dozens in Norfolk protest Dakota Access pipeline

"I've been following the folks at Standing Rock on the news and have been moved by what they're experiencing," said Kim Williams. "These are people who are fighting for their lives."

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Protesters in Norfolk support opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

"Mothers Out Front — a local group advocating for renewable energy — sponsored the demonstration. 'We have people who are thinking them that want to send them love and encouragement and we are standing with them,' said Kim Williams with Mothers Out Front. 'It’s all one water ultimately.'”

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