Coalition Plans Major Climate Action Before Iowa Caucuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Samantha Kuhn at 847-682-2924 Contact: Steve Shivvers at 515-468-3923 Coalition plans major climate action before Iowa Caucuses Des Moines, Iowa – December 17, 2019 – A coalition of 38 environmental, civic, justice, and faith groups is organizing a Climate Crisis Parade two days before the Iowa Caucuses, challenging voters and the media to act with urgency on behalf of our climate. This event marks the first time these local, state, and national groups have worked together to spotlight the urgent need for all to act Continue reading →

Dakota Access Announces Pipeline Expansion

Dear Friends, As predicted, Dakota Access (DA) announced yesterday that it wants to increase the amount of oil flowing through its pipeline across Iowa. DA claims it needs no additional authorization from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) to proceed. Bold Iowa disagrees. Today, we filed the following request with the IUB. We need YOU to take action, too. Here’s our five-step action request, which should take you about half an hour. It’s important, and your voice is needed NOW! 1. Read Dakota Access’s filing. 2. Continue reading →

Climate Bird Dogs

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR TEAM OF CLIMATE BIRD DOGS In partnership with Indigenous Iowa, Seeding Sovereignty, Sage Sisters, and other grassroots allies, Bold Iowa has assembled a corps of over 250 volunteers to persistently and relentlessly bird-dog presidential candidates on the climate crisis. We push candidates to: — Make the climate crisis their top priority; — Support the Green New Deal; — Oppose oil pipelines, fracking, and other fossil-fuel projects; — Stand with Indigenous communities to defend sovereignty, land, and water; — Oppose the Continue reading →

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed Fallon’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC, marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about climate change. Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning — even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to Continue reading →