For Immediate Release
On Saturday: #ActOnClimate
NATIONWIDE - Here’s an inspiring story from this week: close to 200 mayors across the United States have united to say that they will defy Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. 10 governors have joined them, along with hundreds more business leaders and universities.
The more political leaders stand up to say that they are staying committed to climate action, the closer we can get to putting the US on track to 100% renewable energy for all. This is our path forward in the age of Trump: coordinated, ambitious local action.
We need to build on this momentum. Tomorrow people across the country are rallying at city halls, statehouses and town squares to ask their local officials to #ActOnClimate.
Click here to find out if there’s an action near you - or to host one. Even a handful of people can #ActOnClimate together and start a movement in your community.
Sticking to Paris is a good idea -- and the only way to do it is to stop all new fossil fuel projects, rapidly move to 100% renewable energy and divest from coal, oil and gas companies.
We can uplift and support public officials who are already taking a stand against Trump by supporting the Paris Agreement or committing to 100% renewable energy. And urge those who haven’t stepped up yet that this is the time for their climate leadership.
But we have to do it together. Join or organize an #ActOnClimate rally near you today.
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.