Let’s Do This

Posted by in #Blog, #Jonathan Parfrey Posts on December 28, 2016

Climate Resolve started with the audacious idea that climate action begins at home. Although climate change is truly a global phenomenon, we asserted that cities and states must lead.

And we were right. Just look at the progress in Los Angeles and Sacramento — and how local actions has inspired others internationally. Over the past six years, Climate Resolve and great partners have won effective state laws on climate adaptation and mitigation. In 2013, we helped Los Angeles become the first major city to mandate cool roofs. And, last month, Climate Resolve advocated for (and helped win) LA County’s new climate-curbing transportation measure.

Yet it’s not enough. In the face of the national election, California needs to stand firm in its “climate resolve” — and we need to build new resolve in other parts of the nation.

Which is why Climate Resolve is doing something new. Something hopeful. This year, we’re teaming up with the magnificent organization, Sierra Business Council, on a new initiative to bridge California’s urban-rural divide. If you recall, this divide was something of an issue during the election. By using climate resilience and economic opportunity as the basis for organizing, we seek to create a model that can be replicated in other parts of the United States. (Much more on this exciting project in coming weeks.)

Your support can make 2017 a productive year, despite the bad news at the federal level. You and I — and all people of conscience — if we’re smart, we can make a huge difference this year. That’s why I’m here with this appeal, asking you to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to Climate Resolve.

Enough hand-wringing. Let’s do this.