Rogue Climate joined with faith leaders from around the Rogue Valley for a week of solidarity with those who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and to help make the connection between climate change and increasingly intense weather events.
Close to 30 community members, faith leaders and high school students participated in a day of fasting to support Yeb Sano, the main delegate from the Philippines to the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, as he fasted for the 12 day conference to urge leaders to move forward with meaningful climate action. Rogue Climate organized vigils in both Medford and Ashland and ended the week with a benefit concert to raise money for Filipino grassroots recovery efforts. Many thanks to the Suavés, FrankieHernandez and the Old Soul Parade, and Caldera Taphouse for the amazing tunes and venue as well as to all the generous donors through out the week! We were able to raise over $1,000 to send to the Brigada Kalikasan, a grassroots relief group on the ground in the Philippines, and had nearly 40 postcards signed that expressed concern over the global impacts of climate change. Check out articles in the Tidings and the Tribune for more: Hungering for Change, Vigils Bring Attention to Climate Change.