In college I was very active in the anti-war movement. I was a member of several organizations including Not In My Name and On the Ground. I helped facilitate a walk-out at my school and participated in the great march on Lake Shore Drive March 20th, 2003.
♦ Chicago Clean Power Coalition Field Team
Helped organize, plan events and contribute to communication projects as a part of the campaign to pass the Clean Power Ordinance which led to the closing of two of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-burning power plants. Also supported the campaign to pass community aggregation in Chicago.
Tutored grade school children every Monday afternoon, helping with writing and homework at 826CHI, a non-profit organization that provides free tutoring to Chicago students.
♦ Freelance Environmentalism
I do my best to keep apprised of issues, movements and event such as the Key Stone XL Pipeline and the Moving Planet, Roll Beyond Coal Day of Action and do what I can to help: sign petitions, write letters, make phone calls, use social networking to inform and encourage action.
- Vigil in solidarity with Copenhagen Climate Talks
- FaceBook cause requesting a presidential pardon for Tim DeChristopher which has nearly 3,000 supporters
- Canvassing with 350.org at a Radiohead Conference