RISE Calls for Students to Step Up to the Challenge of Climate Change

For the fall 2013 semester, RISE is continuing to take on the challenge of climate change. As a Roosevelt student organization committed to empowering students and giving them the organizational tools needed to make movements successful, RISE has had much success with its RU Fossil Free campaign. As another installment in their campaign efforts for clean energy, there is an upcoming opportunity on Wednesday, September 18th for students to join with RISE for a public hearing on the Rock Island Clean Line. President of RISE, Dylan Amlin, has a message for Sustainability students and offers information on how to attend the upcoming hearing, as well as how to be more involved with RISE.

 Hey Sustainability Students!

Want to take your passion for a livable planet to the next level?

Join RISE, a student activist network that empowers Roosevelt students to organize around the issues they care about. We work toward social and economic justice and equality–toward a just and sustainable future.

RISE is committed to combating climate change, and many of our campaigns last semester reflect this aim. We organized against the Keystone XL Pipeline, hosting a rally of over 250 Chicagoans in Grant Park. We led a campaign, RU Fossil Free<https://www.facebook.com/RUFossilFree>, calling for the university to divest from the fossil fuel industry. We brought leaders of the climate change movement together for Climate Justice: Stories and Strategies from the Frontlines, a series of films and speakers that revealed the moral imperative to act now on climate change, and remove university money from the fossil fuel industry through divestment.

*Get Involved Now*

For the Fall 2013 semester, RISE will continue the RU Fossil Free campaign and utilize other opportunities to create a sustainable future.

In September we are pushing for clean energy in Illinois by attending a public hearing for the Rock Island Clean Line, a 500-mile overhead direct current transmission line that will deliver 3,500 megawatts* of low-cost wind power from Iowa and the surrounding region to Illinois and states farther east. This is a unique opportunity to push for green infrastructure in our state and across the country.

Watch this quick video for more information: http://youtu.be/rtv0UrZ5xJg

The hearing will be Wednesday, September 18th, and buses will leave Roosevelt at 3:30pm for the 7pm hearing in Mendota, IL. Transportation, a free dinner, and a t-shirt will be provided!
Please RSVP with this link if you can attend,

ASAP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N0R0uKP0nhPw4kN8qqI03jmPdD54-1-iTO8XrwZG02M/viewform

Or contact Dylan Amlin (dylanamlin@gmail.com<mailto:dylanamlin@gmail.com>, 937.620.8325<tel:937.620.8325>) for more information.

Get involved with RISE by attending one of our weekly meetings, Tuesdays at 4:30pm in Wabash room 1111. Join a community of activists, develop organizing skills, and WIN in the fight for a just and sustainable future!

Find us on Facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rise.roosevelt/

Let’s get organized!

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