On the road
with James Taylor and Jackson Browne!

Hello Guacamole Fund Friends!

We thought it would be fun to "go on the road" with Jackson Browne and James Taylor, by tracking the great non-profit organizations we've helped coordinate to table at each stop on the tour. You know, close your eyes and picture yourself... at the show, entering into the lobby, and you find a table of volunteers sharing info about the important work they're doing on issues of clean energy and social justice.... Here we go!

First stop, July 29th, Chicago.
The Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) is a 40-year old, Chicago-based, anti-nuclear, safe-energy advocacy and nuclear power watchdog organization. Tonight, they are tabling in support of a carbon-free/nuclear-free energy future for Illinois. At their table, you can sign and send postcards to Governor Pritzker, telling him to sign energy legislation this summer that: gives no more nuclear bailouts to the profitable Exelon Corporation; massively funds renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and improved energy transmission; and funds just-transitions and energy equity programs for communities and workers affected by the necessary closure of nuclear and coal plants in Illinois. -- For more information and to donate, visit: www.neis.org.

Then, we move to Cuyahoga Falls on 7/31, and find Ohio Citizens Action tabling. 
Since 1975, Ohio Citizen Action has organized and mobilized people to advocate for public interests. We engage people in actions that protect public health, improve environmental quality and benefit consumers. Our campaigns connect Ohioans and build a movement to protect democracy and create a sustainable future. Currently, we're working to transition Ohio away from fossil fuels and toward the clean energy future most Ohioans want. This includes repealing the last traces of House Bill 6, which still has consumers paying $233,000 every day to prop up two old, polluting coal plants and has gutted efficiency and renewable energy standards. We're also promoting the Power a Clean Future Ohio campaign, which supports cities and towns in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stop energy waste and provide low-cost renewable energy to residents. Ohio Citizen Action is 75% funded by small, individual gifts, making us accountable to Ohioans, not government or corporate funders. -- For more information and to donate, visit: www.ohiocitizen.org.

The next day, 8/1, we find ourselves in Detroit and discover the wonderful folks from Plastic Free Curriculum / Plastic Free Education.
Plastic Free Curriculum began as a high school social studies project. My students in a large urban school district were tired of seeing plastic grocery bags in the tree outside our window. Rather than just complain about it, they decided to take action. From there they learned about city government, the biology of plastic pollution, reading for information, formal and informal writing, and so much more!  From there Plastic Free Curriculum grew. Staring with one-on- one lesson planning help for k-12 educators, we grew to student workshops, teacher in service trainings, civic and environmental group presentations and informational tabling. This year’s focus has been on Microplastic in the Great Lakes and we also work with groups and classes on their own individual Plastic Pollution educational needs. We work closely with Plastic Pollution Coalition, West Michigan Sierra Club, STEM Conferences, and over 20 individual school districts throughout Michigan. -- For more information and to donate, visit www.plasticfreecurriculum.org.

All these groups are doing amazing and vital work... if you're not at the show, you can still "visit" with them by going to the websites to learn and support! We invite you to get involved!

We'll continue "on tour" with more great organizations soon! Thanks so much for your interest and involvement...

Tom, Paula, Jeffrey, and Diane
The Guacamole Fund
The Guacamole Fund
Post Office Box 699
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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