It’s crunch time for national climate action!
The President, the Senate and the House have included big bold climate provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Package they are working on passing this fall. It’s no exaggeration to say this is the best chance in more than a decade to enact policies that can get us on a path to decarbonization in time to meet our goals under the Paris Climate Accord.
Use the link below (from CCL) to contact your Senators asking them to enact bold climate policies including a price on carbon in the Reconciliation Package:TAKE ACTION
This tool makes contacting your Senators easy! You can send a pre-written email or, for maximum impact, personalize your message.
Many powerful interests are fighting to weaken and derail these efforts. YOU can help by letting your Members of Congress and your President know you want them to pass sweeping, bold action tackling the climate crisis!
It’s always a good time to harness the power of your money to support climate solutions. Here, we offer two examples of ways you can align your spending with climate protection, but there are many more.
If you bank or have a credit card with Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Citi, or Bank of America, switching will send a message to these banks that it’s time to stop lending money to fund fossil fuel extraction and the destruction of earth’s climate.LEARN HOW TO MOVE YOUR MONEY
Another important action your can take is to buy paper products that are labeled %100 recycled content to help protect virgin boreal forests in Canada that provide carbon storage and critical habitat. To learn more, click on the link below:GUIDE TO BETTER PAPER PRODUCTS
To learn more about additional ways to promote climate action with your money, see the resources below:
At Power Up for Climate Solutions, we believe the intersecting climate, Covid, and racial justice crises will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for passing transformative climate policy in early 2021. Help us be more effective in doing all we can to make the most of this chance by taking our five minute survey. We will use your feedback to determine how we can provide the most effective resources to promote transformative climate solutions in 2021!Take Quick Survey!
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With the 2020 election approaching fast, it’s GO TIME for electing climate champions this November! This month, we offer two ways to help elect a government committed to climate action and a green recovery!
Sign up with the Environmental Voter Project, dedicated to helping ensure that everyone committed to climate action votes this November!Environmental Voter Project
A second way to help elect climate champions is make donations through Give Green. To take this action, click the button below, select any of their chosen candidates, and make a donation in any amount.Give Green
As an organization that works for a healthy planet and a safer world, we must address the reality that health and safety are enjoyed unequally across racial lines in our country. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the protests that have followed, we recognize that addressing these inequalities must be an integral part of our mission and daily work. We stand in solidarity with protesters calling for racial justice, and we urge our members and supporters to do the same.
We offer some links to educate yourself on the links between racism and the climate crisis, and urge you to learn more about what you can do:
Read up on the links between racism and the environment, Somini Sengupta, New York Times, June 5, 2020.
We don’t have to halt climate action to fight racism, Mary Annaise Heglar, HuffPost, June 12, 2020.
Climate change tied to pregnancy risk affecting black mothers most, Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, June 18, 2020.
Black, Hispanic, and Latino people care about climate change the most, Drew Costley, OneZero, May 6, 2020.
Help make 2020 the year we begin bringing down greenhouse gas emissions and uniting to protect our beautiful world. Invite two friends to sign up for Power Up for Climate Solutions’ monthly climate actions. Below is a short the message you may share or adapt:
“I belong to Power Up for Climate Solutions, (www.powerupforclimate.com) a non-profit devoted to helping people to help solve the climate crisis. If you sign up, you will receive a monthly climate action chosen to be high impact and easy to take. Here’s the link to sign up: www.powerupforclimate.com/join-us/”
We’ve learned is that most new members join because someone they know invited them to do so. Please help us grow our impact by inviting two friends or family members to join us!Join Power Up for Climate Solutions!
Right now, you can do something that many climate experts say is the single most effective thing you can do to fight climate change. It costs nothing, requires only a few minutes, and just requires a bit of courage to try. Talk to a friend or family member about climate change. Talk about why you care, and what actions you are taking. Talk to someone who is concerned about climate change to some extent. You do not need to talk with a climate denier: climate scientist Dr. Katherine Hayhoe says “The biggest challenge isn’t science denial, it’s complacency.”
Tell them why you care about the climate crisis and ask them to put solving climate change above everything else. It’s time for our Representatives to become climate heroes, to overcome all obstacles and partisanship and pass transformative climate solutions policy immediately, and by January 2021 at the latest
Eating a plant-rich diet and reducing food waste dramatically reduces your carbon footprint, often more than any other lifestyle change you can make.LEARN MORE AND TAKE ACTION!