Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NARF signs on to letter encouraging President Obama to embrace a carbon-reducing clean energy strategy rather than an all of the above energy strategy

Last week NARF, along with over a dozen other organizations, signed on to a letter to President Obama encouraging him to embrace a carbon-reducing clean energy strategy rather than an all of the above energy strategy. 

“With record-high atmospheric carbon concentrations and the rising threat of extreme heat, drought, wildfires and super storms, America’s energy policies must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, not simply reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” says the letter. 

Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have a long tradition of living sustainably with the natural world by understanding the importance of preserving natural resources and respecting the interdependence of all living things.  Yet because of climate change, Native Americans are experiencing disproportionate negative impacts on their cultures, health and food systems.  In response, NARF is committed to environmental sustainability through its mission, work and organizational values.  


To read the full text of the letter, click here.  And, to learn more about the ways in which NARF has instituted sustainable office practices that reduce our negative impact on our climate and environment, click here.