45: Climate Change, One Week Later

EcoWorldSunday marks one week after 400,000 people from all around the country marched in NYC and called for action on climate change. This march was part of a series of 2,600 events like this one taking place in 56 countries.

What’s great is more and more people are finally recognizing that climate change does in fact exist and together we need to explore ways to re-balance the earth.

Hopefully leaders from around the world were listening and are ready to take bold action before it’s too late.

Voice of America gathered some amazing quotes that really sum up the conversation:

 

Winny Byanyima, a Uganda aeronautical engineer, politician, diplomat, and executive director of Oxfam International stated “That the agenda includes issues of social justice, food, public health and community survival.

She said “We want to see action, because science tells us that if we don’t act now we are heading for a planetary catastrophe. We want governments to put their economies on a path that is sustainable, that meets the needs of human beings and needs of the planet to survive.”

George Rusham called for clean air and clean water to sustain life. He states “We love this planet. We love the ability to have a future. We want to stand up and raise our voices that those who we elect to represent us, this must be their agenda or we’re not interested in them as well.”

It’s important for each and everyone of us to keep the momentum going forward to make a positive change.

Here are a couple of things you can do:

  • Invest in clean energy – take a look at your investment portfolio. How is your money being used? Stay tuned, next week we have a full episode coming up called “Easy ways to Invest in Clean Energy.”
  • Bank with local credit unions and community funded banks. This is a great way to strengthen your communities by keeping the money close to home. It’s time to break up with your megabank who are investing your money in pollution related projects. More on this topic in a future episode.

Together let’s keep the conversation going and expanding – Talk to your friends, family, and community members. Encourage folks to divest their investments from fossil fuels to clean energy. The faster we make changes, the more pressure we put on polluters, the quicker our earth can recover from all this damage.

I look forward to seeing you in the next episode. Until then enjoy your day and the world around you.

 

 

 

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