In late July and early August, UUs across the country participated in many actions taking on the fossil fuel industry, including civil disobedience. Bill McKibben and organized “Summer Heat” as one of several campaigns aimed at stopping extreme extraction (see also “Fossil Free” – It’s Time to Divest from Fossil Fuels and “Draw the Line on Keystone XL” Day of Action planned for Sept. 21). Read updates on Summer Heat actions from around the country at Most articles have links to additional photos and news media coverage. The Flickr photoset from the Camp David-to-DC “Walk for Our Grandchildren” is wonderful.

Summer Heat Richmond, CA: Rally & March to the Cheveron Refinery was particularly successful, with around 2,800 people participating and 208 arrested! Find out more at and read an excellent commentary on the event from Paul W. Rea, PhD, Sunflower Power at Chevron’s Gates. See great photos from many other actions at’s Summer Heat – USA, 2013 photoset on Flickr.