by Danielle Simms, Summer Projects Fellow, Energy Action Coalition
Traditional media is one of the most powerful tools of communication, and is a critical component of any successful grassroots campaign or project. It allows mass audience the opportunity to learn about the story of your work for a clean and equitable energy economy.
That’s wonderful and great, but here it is in action from New England Climate Summer!
The following are New England Climate Summer’s best news clips so far! Click the article title to read the full story. To find more local media information about New England Climate Summer, visit http://www.climatesummer.net/media/ or to find more of their wonderful blog entries, check out http://climatesummer.wordpress.com/
Nashua Telegraph, “Biking group raises climate awareness”
The students will ride around the city over the next week in an effort to highlight and connect local organizations working to promote environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
EcoRI News, “Climate Summer Bikers Aim to Shift Status Quo”
On a recent drippy Wednesday evening, just in from a short ride across town, five young cyclists, now half a week into their projected nine-week, 800-mile bike trek through the cities and towns of Rhode Island and Connecticut, sat down to talk with ecoRI News about their experience with New England Climate Summer, an internship program that enlists students to bike across New England and spread the word about the ills of fossil fuels and the challenges of combating climate change.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, "Pedal-pushing for a cause: Climate Summer for bicyclists"
Five female college students who never met before — or spent much time on two wheels — have teamed up for seven weeks to travel all over the state, exclusively by bicycle. The women say they hope their trip will help raise awareness of the need to create a world free from the burning of fossil fuels.
Sentinel & Enterprise, “College students use pedal power to push message”
A team of climate activists cycled into Fitchburg last week to spread their message that the world needs to transition out of using fossil fuels.
GoLocalProv, “Climate Summer: Local Students Cycle for Change in Rhode Island”
Sometimes it's about walking the talk. This summer, for an intrepid group of college students, it's about pedaling it.
Great job New England Climate Summer! Keep it up!