Move to Amend Reports Features Michael Louis Ippolito This Week

September 23, 2014

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This week features Massachusetts Move to Amend affiliate coordinator Michael Louis Ippolito to talk with us about the People's Climate March and the global ecological threat posed by man-made climate change.

Michael is an organizer and activist who received his bachelors degree in Physics from Bridgewater State University. His scientific work is focused on the climate crisis and the strategic steps that need to be taken to confront this crisis. Michael has taught science and math on many academic levels to a variety of students, from gifted students to students in alternative schools. He has also taught science, math & English abroad in South Africa as a part of a capacity-building and educational development project he created. He has been a part of the Occupy Movement from the beginning of the encampments and continues to organize with them through the present day.  In 2013, Michael helped to pass a Proposal of Solidarity with Move to Amend at the 2nd Occupy National Gathering. Michael has been a co-facilitator on the weekly Global Climate Convergence calls, and he has helped form Occupy Grassroots which is a collaboration with the Wisconsin Grassroots Network which helps in the development of grassroots groups around the country. Recently, Michael served as the National Coordinator for Move to Amend for the People's Climate March in New York City. Over the years, Michael has been an active member of his community as a wrestling & baseball coach and worked with a child in a Children's Physical Developmental Clinic to develop his motor skills. All of what Michael does is aided by his life partner and partner in organizing & activism, Julie. She is an invaluable part of all the work Michael is able to produce.

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