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Sally Bunner

"When you fight oppression anywhere, you fight oppression everywhere"

I am good at organizing to create change that works for everyone

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    Divestment Now: The Best Solution for Environmental Justice via magazine.good.is

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    The Poison We Never Talk About in School via magazine.good.is

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    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Coal, and the entire fossil fuel indsutry, is certainly something that the young generation of today will have to deal with in the future. The supplies will only last a few more generations. The atmopshere will last even less time than that if we actually burn everything we have in reserve.

    I work with a growing internationa movement of students who are working with their college endowments to divest from all fossil fuels. We believe that divestment is one "tool in the tool-box" for working towards climate justice.
    Check out more of the movement at http://gofossilfree.org and http://studentsdivest.org. We don't beleive divestment is the "be-all-end-all," but rather that it is a solidarity tool for a generally priviledged student population to work together with groups who are and have been creating climate justice. Lets start educating ourselves, each other, and our youth on the problems of the fossil fuel indsutry. There is no need to demonize, rather a need to put our money into an economic system which is also productive for the planet, rather than destructive.

    Thanks!

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by sjk2128

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    sjk2128about 1 year ago

    I work in urban agriculture and urban food security and just want to point out, coal isn't the worst offender: it's METHANE!

    Methane is 25x more potent than any carbon dioxide emission. The effects of factory farming impact climate change even more than fuel emissions. One of my favorite at-a-glance illustrations was put together by the Environmental Working Group in 2011. Check it out here: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/at-a-glance-brochure/

    The more perspectives on ways to combat climate change, the better.

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Thanks! Its true, the good thing about Methane though is that it disipates in the atmosphere more easily. That's not to say that methane isn't a problem, it is, and a big one. But its hard to say which is worse as the carbon that makes it into the atmopshere does not disipate as quickly as the methane. Lots and lots to be done!

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by bradtittle

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    bradtittleabout 1 year ago

    This is pure FUD.

    Sorry but coal saves more lives every day than ever have died. Coal miners are definitely at risk and can die in the course of their jobs or as a side effect of the exposure they receive. People dying as a result of coal putting pollution put in the atmosphere is completely irrational. There was a time when the coal stacks made London a moderately deadly place. Today, that just isn't the case.

    Coal saves lives way more than it takes them away.

    It makes electricity cheap.

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Sorry brad, but subsidies makes coal cheap. And the fact that the coal price is based a lot on how much we have in reserves. Over the course of the next decade the price in coal will increase significantly as international institutions start to pressure governements and industry to lower carbon emmissions. (like the World Bank: http://climatechange.worldbank.org/content/climate-change-report-warns-dramatically-warmer-world-century)

    The reason coal is so cheap is because its priced according to a faulty version of the future in which climate change is not a factor, and in which the supply of coal is endless. Unfortunately, people are starting to realize that humans have a bigger impact on our planet than some people would like to believe. Unfortunately, the young people who are not yet being educated well-enough are the ones who will have to pay for these consequences.

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by WhoopsOhMy

    Vivienne Westwood Calls for a Climate Revolution: Will the Fashion Industry Listen? via magazine.good.is

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    WhoopsOhMyabout 1 year ago

    Harry, You have humbled me and I apologize to you.
    My comments were directed at the insincerity of this marketing campaign from the clothing designer who has not until this moment been a conservationist and the clothes proved that out.

    I callously assumed, and we know that assumption scenario that this was just another wanna be situation, not you, the "climate revolution" marketing ploy
    Again, apologizes. I do not conserve to the fervent level you do and so my hat off to you

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Its understandable. I've been frustrated by "green washing" and other corporate ploys that distract from the true problem of over-consumption in our society. Thanks for the apology and I hope you are well!

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by Yasha Wallin

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    Yasha Wallinabout 1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing the information about the divestment conference - is there anything the GOOD community can do to get involved in the movement?

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Hello!

    Thank you for being interested :) It would be great to get an article on GOOD about the event/the larger national movement for divestment. I would be willing to spend time working with someone if that is possible. If not that, it would be great to connect via Social Media. Here are the addresses for our pages. http://twitter.com/studentsdivest and http://facebook.com/divestfossilfuels and our website: http://studentsdivest.org
    The 3-year movement is growing due to endorsement this summer by environmental author, Bill McKibben. Students across the nation are hoping capitalize on the growing interest and connect with other environmentally oriented folks. We know divestment doesn't exist in a vacuum and work to connect ourselves more directly with environmental justice groups, front-line communities, and other involved in the larger movement for true climate justice. Hope to hear from you :) Thanks again!

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by Callielou

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    Callielouabout 1 year ago

    The divestment movement is admirable, as called for by Bill McKibben and 350.org; but in parallel, at an even larger scale of action, we need to implement a carbon tax, as called for by economists across the spectrum.

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    I agree. I do believe that the movement is something that students can do to affect the market, by putting pressure on the institutions they attend.

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  • Sally Bunner replied to a comment by WhoopsOhMy

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    WhoopsOhMyabout 1 year ago

    And again the ignorant shall prevail. Tell me once where this article is "divesting" itself on fossil fuels. For that matter "student" what are you specifically doing- you know to specifically reduce carbon emissions, less consumption.... Yeah I thought so

    Sally Bunnerabout 1 year ago

    Hello! I will assume you are having a hard time and ignore your insult :) However, I would like to say that I admit I wrote my comment in a rush. I should have taken more time to explain myself clearly. Thank you for calling me out. I am simply for sharing resources, and wanted to connect interested parties with information on divestment, which I believe is an active way to help change the consumption of energy. I can go more into detail on that if you like. However, in my personal life, I am an extreme reuser, I compost all food product, even at my work, I recycle to the point that you will often find me leaning over a trash dumpster looking for plastics/glass/alumnimum/paper/etc. Even living in the Mid-West this sweltering 2012 summer, my home did not turn on the air conditioning once and we keep our heat lower than average (sometimes at 56 deg F). I save water/electricity by washing all of my clothes by hand. I even went for an entire year without showering to conserve water. I turnout lights to the extent that if its 4am and I see a light has been left on in the house, I will get up from bed to turn it off. I unplug all electronical devices to prevent phantom energy from being used. I am an extreme believer in personal change first, and only wish to connect people who are interested with the divestment movement. I am sorry to have offended you, and hope you have a wonderful day :)

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