ECHO Action NH

Founder, Community Organizer, Environmental Education, Outreach, Communications, Social Media, Events and Grant Writing. ECHO: Environment & Energy, Climate, Health & Habitat, Outreach

Social Media

- Facebook: NH wants to be #FossilFree603, ECHO Action: #FossilFree603

- Twitter: ECHOactionteam,  FossilFree603, StoppedNEDpipeline

Campaigns

- Formed during the Stop NED pipeline campaign to focus on what we do want, not just what we don't want, “no pipeline”

- #FossilFree603 campaign to promote renewable energy

- Stop Concord Steam biofuel plant fracked gas conversion

- Bird dogging presidential candidates

- Increase landowner pipeline survey property access denials

- Increase written comments to FERC and testimony at FERC hearings

- Campaign #BYOBagsNH, ban single-use plastic bags in NH

Testified at Hearings

FERC Hearings

- Rindge, NH

- Nashua, NH

- Lunenburg, MA

 

People's FERC Hearing

- National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Energy Related State Hearings

- Concord, NH

Community Presentations

- Fitzwilliam, Troy, Winchester, NH

Outreach

- Bimonthly newsletter

- Organizes/promotes/attends events, fairs and festivals, fundraisers (1-2/month)

- Surveyed/interviewed every affected and abutting land owner

- Hands Across Loved Trails (HALT) Hikes. Walks and hikes to NED pipeline impacted sites to view and document affected areas of public interest.

- Form letters and informational brochures/flyers for land owners, community.

- Supported 11,000 signature “Stop NED pipeline” petition to Governor Hassan.

Communications / Media

- Press contacts, press releases, letters to editor, coordination with TV media

- Graphics, logo design, brochures, social media, photography.

- Collaboration with organizations: Sierra Club, 350.org, 350 Action, NextGenNH, Toxics Action, BXE, Delaware Riverkeepers...

Education

- Offers workshops

      • Climate, clean energy, climate policy.

      • Sign making (posters, banners, street & lawn signs, construct site signs)

      • Social media training

      • Using social media for change

      • Pipeline survey property access denial paperwork

      • Assistance with FERC comments

      • Help sessions

- NVDA group training. Formed “Roaring Brook” affinity group

- Student Mentoring with Keene State College students

Franklin Pierce University

- President, Environmental Awareness Club

- Speaker for the New England Anti-Vivisection Society

Bernie Sanders Campaign

- Meeting and conversations with Sanders' NH campaign manager, Kurt Ehrenberg, regarding the NED pipeline, beginning July 2015.

- Supported Bernie Sanders #KeepItInTheGround campaign. Phone banked and canvassed. 

- Guest panelist for Sanders' "Plan for the Environment".

Political & Environmental Advocacy: Media

In the News  Videos

Environmental Advocacy

- Vigils/Visibilities (3-4 per month)

- Marches and rallies to raise awareness

- State-wide pipeline group rally at the NH State House.

- Break Free From Fossil Fuels, Albany, NY, 5/14/16

- “March For A Renewable Future”, Philadelphia, PA 7/24/16

- TD Bank Vigils

- Immigration Rally, Boston, MA 1/29

- March for Science, Concord, NH 4/22/17

- People's Climate March, Washington, D.C., 4/29/17

Political Advocacy

- Bird dogging Presidential candidates and NH state candidates.

- CNN panelist during the Presidential election.

- C-Span taped question to Hillary Clinton during her visit to Keene State College, repeated picked up in news articles and on TV.

- Formed ECHO Action to expand the "No Pipeline" message to promote renewable energy in NH, November 2014

- Pipeline group rally at the NH State House, 12/13/15

- Break Free From Fossil Fuels, Albany, NY, 5/14/16

- Clean Energy Summit, Philadelphia, PA, 7/23/16

- “March For A Clean Energy Revolution”, Philadelphia, PA, 7/24/16

- "March for Democracy" during the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 7/25/16

Political Advocacy

Political advocacy for clean energy initiatives, sustainability, climate action and policy.

 

Advocates and lobbies for:

• Stronger, more expansive Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

• Reduced methane emissions

• Immediate transition to 100% renewable energy

• Aggressive climate action, incentives & support for clean, renewable energy projects

• The study and implementation of a floating offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Maine

Politics is finally singing my song...

I've always found politics interesting, but more frustrating than productive. The 2016 election was the first to really focus on climate and environmental justice and I finally heard my concerns voiced.

The thrill at hearing Bernie Sanders bring all of my heartfelt hopes to a national presidential platform is ineffable. Since 2015 I'm in full force and I'm not going anywhere. The world needs us now, more than ever before, in an alliance for the future of all futures.

Advocating for the environment at political candidate events.

CNN New Day panelist at St. Anselm Institute of Politics.

Asking Senator Sanders about climate change and energy.

With Governor Jeb Bush at the Keene NH Historical Society.

With Governor John Kasich at Franklin Pierce University.

With Senator Bernie Sanders at Franklin Pierce University.

With Carly Fiorina at Keene State College.

Bernie Sanders (D)

Peterborough Community Center, Peterborough, NH

Senator Sanders responds to questions about climate, solar, wind and opposing the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline.

 

--> 37:28 - 40:00, 1/21/16

Secretary Hillary Clinton (D)

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Secretary Clinton responds to questions about Fracking, Pipelines & FERC. She incorrectly responds to how the FERC is funded.

--> 15:20 (Fracking) 18:18 (FERC - SS) Transcripts of these questions are below. 10/16/15

Senator Bernie Sanders (D)

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

I called out to Bernie Sanders, "Keep It In The Ground!" and he responds!

 

* Recorded by Greenpeace USA. 2/6/16

Governor Jeb Bush (R)

Keene Historical Society, Keene, NH

Asking Governor Bush about the 2 million dollar donation he received from Richard Kinder of Kinder Morgan, Inc., the company pushing the NED pipeline through Southern New Hampshire.

Governor John Kasich (R)

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Asking Govenor Kasich about his position on fossil fuels and renewable energy.

Carly Fiorina (R)

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Asking Ms. Fiorina about her position on fossil fuels and renewable energy. She generously answered several follow-up questions on these topics.

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Marching with Senator Sanders in the Milford NH Labor Day Parade.

Donald Trump (R)

Keene High School

Attended Trump events. Mr. Trump did not take questions at any of his events.

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