Our universities, schools Our congregations, faith based organizations Organizers, activists, advocates Our scientists, doctors, nurses, engineers, health care workers, teachers Our non profits, pro bono lawyers Our farmers, plumbers, carpenters Indigenous leaders Business leaders of conscience Truthful industry Officials who serve the people and the earth State agencies in good conscience City planners Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, adults
What are the major issues? Consumerism, Convenience, Overconsumption and Resource Entitlement Fossil Fuels/Plastic/ Sourcing of Renewables Food waste Refrigerant management/hydroflurocarbons Deforestration; tropical forest restoration The intersection of social. racial and economic injustice and climate crisis Extractive practices/Sourcing Renewables Water pollution Silvo pasture; managed grazing, no till, perennial stable crops; tree intercropping Cook stoves Soil depletion, CAFO's Monopolies The intersection of Covid 19 and the climate crisis RE DUCE RE STORE RE PAIR RE USE Private Property "Rights" over Rights of Nature Over population Building, travel, industry, transport Political Coups for resource control (Bolivia for Lithium) Greed, consumerism, entitlement
What do we want? Reduced consumption Land restoration Moratorium on development De growth models Extraction, land/sea/mining moratorium No burning of carbon Keep it in the ground Social justice Monopoly breakup Political integrity Democratic control of energy systems/public ownership NO new Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Overhaul of FERC Mass transit, all cars zero emissions by 2050 Benchmarked enforced requirements for commercial buildings; all federal buildings deep energy retrofits Incentives for energy efficiency/renewables not dependent on Fossil Fuels large scale weatherization and efficiency in low income and frontline communities, A critical look at renewables, their sources, their funding and the billionaires who are coopting profit Nature based solutions
World wide carbon emissions must reach net zero by 2050 or, in China’s case, 2060; citizens, public officials, and business leaders will have to push those countries’ governments to make that a political reality.