The Texas Drought Project, a non-profit founded in 2008 to educate Texans on climate change, will announce that they have succeeded in obtaining the signatures of more than 220 organizations for their resolution on climate change. The resolution calls for climate negotiators at the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, set to begin Nov. 30, to heed the recommendations from the world’s top scientists in setting emissions cuts and asks that negotiators quickly move to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

Co-founders Jere Locke of Austin and Alyssa Burgin of San Antonio, networked through Texas environmental, human rights, educational, religious, labor, civic, student and political groups for over three months to obtain the endorsements. Signers include the League of Women Voters Texas, Lone Star Sierra Club, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, Texas State Employees Union, Texas Campaign for the Environment, National Nurses United, Environment Texas, Texas Farmers Union, Earthworks, Public Citizen Texas, Dallas Central Labor Council, Dallas Peace Center, Downwinders at Risk, Nepali Society of Texas, Liveable Arlington, Denton Drilling Awareness, Hope for Peace and Justice and many more. 

Speakers include representatives of the following endorsing organizations: Hope for Peace and Justice (Jeff Hood), Downwinders at Risk(Jim Schermbeck), Liveable Arlington (Ranjana Bhandari), Texas Campaign for the Environment, Dallas Sierra Club (David Griggs), Nepali Society of Texas (Bhuwan Acharya) and the Dallas Central Labor Council. Each will briefly discuss the concerns which brought their organization to join this effort. The importance of this U.N. Climate Conference will be outlined, providing a preview into events taking place later this month. Lists of signers will be furnished, along with a copy of the resolution.

Info: Alyssa Burgin [email protected] or 210-381-4021    

Event Location: 
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Plaza
Dallas , TX
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:00pm