Category Archives: Environment

Two-headed pipeline snake invades DeKalb & Elgin

To the people of  Illinois,

Beware!  Enbridge, a Canadian oil company is pumping toxic, corrosive tar sands oil through Illinois.   The extraction  of this oil from shale deposits in Alberta Canada creates massive environmental degradation.  The burning of this oil as an end product gives off massive amounts of greenhouse gases.  As it moves through Illinois,  we, the local citizens and taxpayers bear  the financial and  health  risks of leaks or spills that could poison our land, wildlife,  and waterways.   Enbridge gets all the profit.  They claim that this oil is a “public good,” necessary to meet the needs of domestic consumers.  But a large percentage of the oil is exported for sale in other countries. read more

Dec., 12th, National Day of Action on Climate–DeKalb & Elgin Actions

On Saturday, December 12th, whatever decisions come out of the Paris Climate Summit,  the  global climate movement will rise up to  send a signal that the people,not  government officials,  are leading the transition to renewable energy.  We are ready to build a new society.  Here in Northern Illinois, two local actions will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to a renewable energy future.  

 In DeKalb, Illinois:

Action: Saturday, December 12 – Time 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Start: NIU Permit Lot 12 on Castle Dr. at 397 West Lincoln Highway (Rt. 38)
End: NIU Permit Lot V, Kishwaukee Drive, off Lucinda Ave.
On NIU Campus in DeKalb, Illinois
In Elgin, Illinois
 Action:  Saturday, December 12th, time 1:00 PM.
    Meet at Kimball Street and Grove Avenue.
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    We will walk from there West on Kimball to Route 31, South on 31 to Chicago Street.  We will cross the street at Chicago Street and walk North on Route 31 to Kimball,  and from there return to our starting point at Kimball and Grove.  

In both DeKalb and in Elgin, we will  b
e carrying a giant puppet in the shape of a pipeline.  Our message, directed toward all, but especially towards the Enbridge oil company,  will be Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground.  Thank you especially to David Stocker and the Northern Illinois Justice League for constructing that puppet.

Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground, Demonstration, Nov 29th 1:00 PM, Elgin

Our participation in the Global Climate March leading up to the Paris Climate Summit  will take the form of a demonstration calling for the US to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground .   We will stand on the public sidewalk at the  Northwest corner of the intersection of Randall Road and Bowes Road in Elgin,   from 1 PM till 2 PM holding banners and signs with that and related messages.  That’s at 990 South Randall Road.   We will make ourselves visible to passing motorists on that busy corner. read more

Duluth Rising!!!

On Monday, Nov. 2nd Indigenous leaders, students, and concerned citizens are taking to the streets in Duluth  to stop Enbridge’s pipeline invasion. We are demanding Enbridge do full consultation with tribes impacted by their proposed pipeline expansion plans & move forward with a full environmental review.


  1. Message amplification – retweets and shares on the day of the action!
  2. Digital recruitment — spreading the word in the lead up to turn people out!


Primary Hashtag: #StopEnbridge, #FloodTheSystem

Secondary Hashtags: #NoTarSands, #TarSands, #DuluthRising

Tweet Targets: @Enbridge, @GovMarkDayton, read more

Drumming Circle for a Livable World

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As part of our series of events leading up to the Paris Climate Summit,  Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice is working with Elgin Green Groups and Sierra Club Valley of the Fox group  to sponsor a Drumming  Circle for a Livable World on Saturday, October 10th from 4PM till 6PM  on the lawn near the Hemmens Auditorium at 45 Symphony Way, Elgin 60120.

We hope to raise consciousness about the need for  radical, large-scale,  multidimensional change,  if we are to leave our fragile earthly home as a healthy place for our children and grandchildren to live peacefully and thrive. read more

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