Keene Rise for Climate

On Sept 8th, thousands of communities around the world will rise for climate jobs and justice.  Only with enough pressure from people in the streets will our leaders commit to the climate action that we need. Our elected leaders in NH won’t act on their own.

​​Rise with us in Keene on Sept 8th for climate jobs and justice: Join us for a rally in Central Square at 11 Am followed by, Music (Jim Murphy’s Blue’s Band), Ice cream, Info booths, games for kids and more at Railroad Sq. This is part of a world-wide day of activism for Climate, Jobs, and Justice!!!​

What: Keene Rise for Climate

Where: Central Square

When: Sept 8th, 11:00-3:00

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The event is hosted in collaboration with Sierra Club, MPA Clean Energy Team, 350NH, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Citizens Climate Lobby, Climate Action NH, The People’s Climate Movement and national.  share the event on facebook​!


People’s Climate Rally: Portsmouth

On September 8, thousands of groups are planning rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits.

Join us in Portsmouth to hear the story of two futures. The future where the fossil fuel industry maintains its grip on our economy and our democracy and the future where we build a broad coalition of groups that stop climate change and create millions of jobs by transitioning to renewable energy.

No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

What: Portsmouth Rise for Climate

Where: Market Square Portsmouth, NH

When: Sept 8th, 10:00-12:00

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An Open Letter to Sununu

Governor Sununu, in a radio interview last summer, you said that if the people of New Hampshire wanted to “make a case” for offshore wind, you “weren’t opposing it.”  Many of us have read about recent offshore wind advances in Maine and Massachusetts.  Department of Energy studies identify enough wind potential off our coast to significantly reduce our fossil fuel dependence, help to slow climate change, bring sustainable jobs to NH, and reduce consumer energy costs.  When we heard you say that you were open to the idea, we went ahead and made a case for it.

Enthusiastic grassroots efforts led to the passage of resolutions in twenty towns urging you to take the next steps.  There was notable support for this idea in the communities where it was considered.  Here in Nottingham, the warrant article voicing our support for offshore wind passed unanimously.  People are eager to see NH embrace renewable energy and the economic opportunity it brings. 

In April, we delivered letters to you from the towns that voted in favor of moving forward, demonstrating our support for offshore wind, which you have so far ignored.  NH’s communities deserve a response.  By ignoring this, you are effectively opposing it.  It’s your job to represent NH citizens’ interests.  We have expressed that we want to explore this potential.  

To move forward, you can simply request a task force from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to use already allocated federal funds for the necessary research. BOEM will work with NH to determine the economic and environmental impacts, infrastructure requirements, and overall feasibility of this endeavor.  Stop standing in the way of offshore wind, listen to the people of NH, and request this task force.  What’s the delay?

Brieghan Gardner, Nottingham