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Climate Solutions Education
We need everyone onboard to make the transitions required to save ourselves. Every teacher, student and voter. Every consumer!
Climate Crisis Policy is recruiting the marketing industry to launch a mass public awareness campaign, “Solutions to Help Save Earth.” We all need to get educated about these specific solutions, within climate groups, and across movements. Please educate your leaders on the Policy Digest and recruit groups outside the climate movement to join the education cause.
2020 Policymaker Engagement
When we educate the candidates, we educate the winners.
Our goal is to get all 2020 candidates to Register & Vote on the Policy Digest solutions so we know precisely what they support.
Please help engage your candidates by finding their campaign websites and contacting them about the Policy Digest. Find a local group that endorses candidates to help get replies. And get organized locally in each Congressional District to push for action and get out the vote.
The effort to pass climate legislation in 2021 starts now.
Making Congress Act 2021
Big Oil, Agriculture & Pharma are united and in control. So we must unite to shift power and win.
To harness our collective power, we need to determine our shared policy demands and build emergency coalition infrastructure – with national and state networks, staffing and offices – to speak with one voice and take direct action together.
We need to be ready to lead strategically on legislation because the bills filed by politicians may be too small or slow, too splintered across topics to galvanize enough outside pressure, or too politically polarized. Meanwhile, countervailing forces will fight to weaken and block everything with unlimited funds and lobbying power.
The movements impacted by the climate crisis are vast and could have tremendous power if united. They span renewable energy, divestment, energy independence, local job creation, labor rights, wildlife protection, food waste, plastics, recycling, clean air and water, healthy farms and food, good city living and public transit. They could link healthcare workers, environmental lawyers, business associations, insurance executives, peace activists and many more.
Currently, Congressional leaders and advocacy groups are filing many good bills, but passing a bill is a different matter. We must admit that none of us have the power alone to pass our individual-issue bills, which only tackle parts of the problem anyway. Banded together, we could pass them all and make sure they’re bold enough to solve the crisis in time.
To help create the necessary unity, the Climate Crisis Policy Team will host online conversations with activists and organizations across movements. This is the exciting part – building an unstoppable force to save Mother Earth.
Business & Finance Pressure Now
The business and banking communities have the power and duty to eliminate GHG pollution.
Grocery stores can help with farming, rainforests, plastics, waste, and hydrofluorocarbon problems. Car manufacturers can build charging infrastructure, raise efficiency standards, go 100% electric, and use clean refrigerants. Banks can stop financing new pipelines and dirty factories and fund renewables instead. All retail stores of clothing and consumer goods can institute refundable deposits to ensure items are returned, creating a circular economy that reuses materials and eliminates waste. Industries can act now, and many are, but pressure is needed for systemic change until a national mandate is established.
We’re taking direct action in two key industries, on food giants Cargill and Stop & Shop in collaboration with Mighty Earth, and against Chase Bank as part of the NYC Chase Coalition and Stop the Money Pipeline.
Please engage any businesses you patronize and ask them to adopt climate friendly practices.
The time left before we pump enough GHG pollution into the air to lock in going beyond 1.5°C (7 years) & 2°C (25 years)