#DEFENDTHEGULF WEEK OF ACTION | APRIL 17-22, 2021

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Carbon Capture & Storage: Myths, Dangers, and Alternative Options for Louisiana

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What is Carbon Capture & Storage, why should Louisiana reject it, and what can the people dream to do instead? Join us to learn about the real concerns and risks of carbon capture and storage (CCS or CCUS) and how the Louisiana Governor's Climate Initiatives Task Force is planning to implement it in Louisiana -Continue reading "Carbon Capture & Storage: Myths, Dangers, and Alternative Options for Louisiana"

Brazoria County Citizens to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Texas GulfLink Project

The Village Park 7207 Stephen F Austin Rd, Freeport

WHAT: Public meeting to discuss the Texas Gulflink crude oil export terminal proposed by oil company Sentinel Midstream and financier Freepoint Commodities.  WHO: A COVID-safe community discussion will be led by Jones Creek Village Mayor Terry Jeffers Melanie Oldham of Freeport, public health professional, longtime advocate for clean air and air pollution reduction Donna Robinson of Surfside Beach, founder ofContinue reading "Brazoria County Citizens to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Texas GulfLink Project"

Moving Beyond Petroleum in the Gulf

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Join us on the memorial of the BP Drilling Disaster for “Moving Beyond Petroleum in the Gulf,” a virtual forum for Gulf Coast communities and officials from the Biden administration. We’ll hear diverse stories from the Gulf of Mexico calling for a swift transition away from fossil fuels. This conversation comes at a critical time:Continue reading "Moving Beyond Petroleum in the Gulf"

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Protect the Sacred Through Coastal Connections: Saving the Texas Coast from Oil Exploitation

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Join a building movement against oil exploitation projects that are harming the environment and communities of the Texas coast. Indigenous People of the Coastal Bend (IPCB), Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), and Fenceline Watch are hosting a FREE webinar on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30pm CST—the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. ThisContinue reading "Protect the Sacred Through Coastal Connections: Saving the Texas Coast from Oil Exploitation"

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Solidarity Strike with Diane!

On April 7th, 2021 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel, and ban crude oil exports. April 21st will mark 2 weeks since Diane began her hunger strike. We areContinue reading "Solidarity Strike with Diane!"

Texas Watershed Cleanup: Protecting the Headwaters to the Seashore

Plastic pollution and marine debris plague the Texas coast. Texas beaches receive 10 times more trash than any other Gulf state. Celebrate Earth Day by joining a watershed-wide cleanup on your own or with our partner organizations to protect the headwaters up in Dallas down to the seashore in Galveston. Protect our watershed by conductingContinue reading "Texas Watershed Cleanup: Protecting the Headwaters to the Seashore"

A New Dawn for the Gulf

Join us for a watch party as the Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend lift us up in prayer, song, and intention setting for a new dawn in the Gulf as we move towards a more regenerative and sustainable economy in the region.

Earth Day New Orleans

New Orleans

Did someone say festival?! Join Sunrise Movement New NOLA and Power Shift Network on Thursday, April 22nd in celebrating Earth Day 2021! Enjoy live entertainment from local artists, free food, free plants, and more as we use this day to raise awareness about the current climate and economic crisis. Make sure to follow @sunrisemvmtneworleans andContinue reading "Earth Day New Orleans"

KayACTION to #StopTheDredging #DefendTheGulf

Matagorda Bay, Texas TX

Join us for a campout and flotilla in support of Diane Wilson's Hunger Strike to stop oil export dredging.  The campout is near Matagorda Bay from Friday through Sunday, April 23-25 with the KayACTION flotilla to #StoptheDredging #DefendtheGulf on Sunday morning April 25 bright and early on Lavaca Bay.

Seed & Plant Swap!

Carroll Lane Park 3600 Maple St., Corpus Christi

In reverence of our venerable Mother Earth (Tonanzin), actions are being taken across the globe during Earth Week 2021, including the Gulf Coast Week of Action! On Sunday, April 25th from 10am-1pm, For the Greater Good will be hosting a seed and plant swap at the local park we adopted in 2019, to help spreadContinue reading "Seed & Plant Swap!"