Story, Strategy, Structure

350NH is a grassroots movement in New Hampshire dedicated to stopping climate change and saving our economy.  We do this by 1) stopping the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure 2) pushing our leaders to develop renewable energy in NH and 3) build a strong and resilient community.

Story

For years we have been lied to by the fossil fuel elite.  We’ve been told that if we just change our light bulbs and shut off the lights we’ll all be fine.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth. To stop climate change we need a just transition away from fossil fuels to renewables.

We envision an energy independent NH, powering our homes and our businesses with sun and wind. We are fighting for an NH free from the fear of a rising sea and of climate disasters, and we are building the movement to get there. We need you, and your friends, and your neighbors, and their families, and their teachers, and their kids. We need everyone in this movement because together, we can make NH a leader on the climate.

Strategy

Our plan is simple. Stop the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure, and demand renewable energy.  To do this we will need to strong communities who are well educated on the issues we face, trained on how to organize their communities and ready to take action.

The issues we confront are simultaneously global, regional and local. For this reason, 350NH works as a network: engaging and connecting a wide spectrum of individuals, communities and groups.  We recognize the people’s climate movement as one part of an intersectional movement. Therefore, we work towards climate action that promotes social, political, economic and ecological justice within New Hampshire and beyond.

Structure

350NH has two paid staff, volunteer steering committee (our board), and hundreds of active volunteers.  We divide our work into campaigns, Nodes, trainings, and community building. We make organizational decisions with the steering committee and through open community strategy sessions.  We avoid hierarchy in our structures and seek to distribute leadership and responsibilities among volunteer community leaders and staff.

Campaigns are focused on specific issues and fights that anyone from the state can get involved in.  Nodes are regional working groups that work to strengthen the climate movement in their community and support the 350NH campaigns.  Trainings and Community building events take part throughout the year and are planned by staff and volunteers.

We invite anyone to join us.  To start a node, find three people who want to work on climate justice issues in your community and connect with Griffin the 350NH volunteer Coordinator.  To join or start a campaign attend one of our strategy sessions or email griffin at griffin@350nh.org.

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