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The Climate Reality Project is one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to mobilizing action around climate change. With a global movement that is more than 2 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Leaders, Climate Reality is "spreading the truth and unleashing the cultural momentum to solve the climate crisis."
If you missed the Climate Reality Project, November 14-15th broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, it's not to late to join the conversation and sign the Climate Reality Pledge. Review broadcast highlights including discussions with noted climate scientists, elected leaders, business leaders, activists, celebrities, and Climate Reality Project Founder and Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore. With a presidential election that didn’t even mention “climate change,” Hurricane Sandy literally slammed open our “front doors” and effectively DEMANDED that climate change be put front and center on the political and media agenda. Check out our Climate Mama, Harriet Shugarman in "Hour 15" as she joins other trusted messengers - parents and you - to discuss climate change.
MOTHERHOOD AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Joyous, overwhelming, indescribable….holding my children for the first time. Feelings of responsibility wash over me, the realization that it is my “job” to make the world as safe and as secure as I can. Motherhood - not only providing a safe “womb,” - but also providing a “safe” world for my children to grow and flourish in. I live where access to clean water, food, and shelter are all easily within my reach. It is the unseen that we need to fear, our forgettable but unforgivable actions that are making our world unsafe for our children - the fumes escaping from my car; the energy that is burned and escapes into the sky when I heat and cool my house; and the needless waste, as I buy products wrapped in beautiful packages, packages that end up in the garbage within minutes of reaching my home. Pollution, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, all poisoning our water, our earth, our children.
As a Climate Reality Project mentor and leader and through our work at ClimateMama I get to reach out, talk to and educate people at the grassroots level about the dangers we are facing with climate change - My job, my calling, my profession, my passion, and my RESPONSIBILITY as a mother - It all makes sense. Transformational; my eyes are now wide open. I know what we face. I know what we are up against. You need to know too.
Join me and demand a better future for our children and our grandchildren. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. We need to demand a clean energy future for our children. When they asked you what you did, you can tell them you didn’t stand by and do nothing. Be a mother; protect your children. Join me as we stand up for our mother, Mother Earth. She is hurt, she is crying, and she is mad! She is showing us that we need to do something now.
Join us and sign on to some of the campaigns we support!
CLIMATEMAMA: CURRENT CAMPAIGNS
Join us on our campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline as we demand an energy transformation; from a society dependent on fossil fuels to one that is freed by a commitment to clean, renewable energy. Many organizations are working on efforts to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, our "line in the sand" on fossil fuel dependence. We will be highlighting a wide range of partners here on our campaign page. A great starting point to learn more about the tar sands is the wonderful film, White Water Black Gold. Inspire your friends, family and community to take action by hosting a screening in your community. White Water, Black Gold is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands. During the month of May FSTV is showing this film for free. Find it and watch it!
FERC DOESN'T WORK
Learn more about the Federal Regulatory Review Agency (FERC). FERC is charged with approving infrastructure projects such as pipelines, compressor stations and Liquified Natural Gas Plants. In fact, they have over a 90% project approval record!! Communities around the country are questioning what due process exists and to bring to light many of the problems that communities are encountering as a result of these FERC approvals. For more information visit: http://www.wethepeoplematter.org/ Please contact your Senator or Congressman and let them know that you think "FERC doesn't Work" and that impacted community voices need to be hear.
We are THRILLED to be partnering with I Matter/Kids Vs Global Warming and a broad coalition of organizations calling for a:
Presidential Climate Summit in 2013
1. You agree with President Obama and want to see action behind the words in his acceptance speech, in particular when he told us all that:
"We want our children to live in an America ... that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” President Obama, November 7th, 2012
2. You want an end to all fossil fuel subsidies - We want Congress to answer us clearly: Why in the world should we be giving companies like Exxon a tax break?
3. You want to see the President call for a Presidential Climate Change Summit to be held in the first year of his second term and convened at the highest levels, with parents, youth and family at the table. The Conference needs to create a comprehensive plan to address climate change that includes actionable solutions and a real timetable with implementation dates that begin all before the President's second term expires.
Call for a Climate Summit today.
350.org AND Connecting the Dots: ONGOING CAMPAIGNS
Join the grassroots movement 350.org that has erupted in 188 countries, spawned it's own movements, including the Tar Sands Action, and energized a new generation of climate activists. Find out what is so special about "350" and why it has ignited a movement! Join an ongoing campaign. You NEVER know where a 350 campaign may lead.... Our Climate Mama, Harriet, got so excited about what was happening, she decided to "wind it up a notch," even got herself arrested....(something she is very proud of - ask her about it - she is happy to share all the details with you!) Check out the 350 Divestment Campaign, whether you are currently a student, an alumni, or never went to college - find out how to go "fossil free."
CAMPAIGNS TO STOP "FRACKING" AND LEAVE GAS IN THE GROUND
Educate yourself about the 21st Century "Clean (use this word lightly) Energy Gold Rush," better known as "fracked natural gas," and find out that this is in fact anything but Clean, Natural or a Gold mine for anyone but the multinational gas companies involved!
Fracking is a dangerous, loosely regulated method of natural gas extraction that involves pumping a toxic sludge made up of hundreds of chemicals, many of which are "proprietary" and not disclosed, thousands of feet underground to break up rock that is trapping natural gas. This gas is then released and these dangerous chemicals come back to the surface for disposal. This process contaminates our drinking water, our land and the air that we breath. Check out what Food and Water Watch has to say about Fracking.