What We Do About Climate Change

Let’s Tell Our Story

 

Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities. The impacts of global climate change are already being felt in the United States and are projected to intensify in the future—but the severity of future impacts will depend largely on actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changes that will occur.”

These words begin a sobering National Climate Assessment released on November 23, 2018. Mandated by Congress and released every 4 years, the NCA clearly details the effects of human caused climate change on our environment and public health and acknowledges that we must act now if we hope to mitigate the impact of climate change on our society and world. At Mothers Out Front we have been working to reduce emissions and transition to clean energy since we started in 2013. This report is alarming and sobering. It is also a call to action.

The same administration that released this report is systematically rolling back regulations designed to curb emissions from fossil fuels; emissions that the report says need to be reduced in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

We know that reports such as this one and the IPCC can be overwhelming and scary. Our hope comes from knowing that strides are being made for a livable climate. Let’s end the year on a hopeful note. Please join us in celebrating the work we are doing collectively by sharing “What I do about Climate Change.”

 

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As members of Mothers Out Front we take individual and collective action daily. We need to share these actions to encourage and inspire others about what is being done and to hold our national government responsible for taking control of this critical issue that is shaping our world and has the potential to deny our children the livable climate they deserve.

Please take a moment to post a video or photo sharing what you are doing to fight climate change. We know that we have 1000’s of supporters around the country who are fighting for a livable climate for all children. Sharing these stories is a great way to generate hope and show decision makers that we are leading on climate even if they are not.

Here is all you need to do:

  • Look at the examples listed below if you need some inspiration! Pick an item from the list or an action or event from your work that you want to share.
  • Record a selfie video telling us about what you did or take a picture and send it in with a quote!
  • You can email your video or pictures with the subject line: For What I do About Climate Change to story@mothersoutfront.org.

 

Examples of individual action:

 Examples of Collective Action:

 I shirted up and showed up at an event.

 Team recruits 100 moms in shirts to town hall.

 I drive a hybrid/electric vehicle.

 Team convinced legislature to pass CCE.

 I walk and take public transportation.

 Team stopped a pipeline from being built.

 I have solar panels on my house.

 Team shows up at hearings about clean energy.

 I switched to clean energy for my electricity.

 Team works with utilities to fix gas leaks.

 I helped my community enact CCE.

 Team stopped a compressor station.

 I planted a tree.

 Team tagged gas leaks near a tree to save its life.

 I made comments on an EPA regulation related to methane emissions.

 

 

 

How We Turn Individual Action Into Collective Action

  • I shirted up and showed up at an event...and brought three friends
  • I drive a hybrid/electric vehicle...and joined a rideshare
  • I walk and take public transportation...and help friends and neighbors use public transit for the first time
  • I have solar panels on my house...and encouraged my neighbors to do the same
  • I switched to clean energy for my electricity...and helped my friends do the same
  • I helped my community enact CCE...and formed a group that is helping the town make the transition.
  • I made comments on an EPA regulation related to methane emissions...and asked my friends, family and social networks  to do the same.
  • I joined Mothers Out Front!

 

 

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