No really, how are you doing, dear reader?
We have a lot on our plates right now. Some of us more than others, but everyone is feeling the warping of “normal” as new anxieties emerge related to any number of urgent issues flooding our newsfeeds and impacting our daily lives. This includes the latest impacts on our natural world. This summer, in just the last couple of weeks, stifling heat in the west has killed hundreds of people and an underwater gas line ruptured and lit the ocean on fire. The urgency of the climate situation is ever more present, but we still need more people to raise their voices and take action to call for solutions. Everyone will experience – is experiencing – the impacts of climate change. So, what are we waiting for?
Have we so quickly been desensitized to news like this? Are we in denial? Is it too overwhelming to think about all we have to do? Or is it that you feel alone in your climate concern?
We are not alone in our concern, and the time is now to invest in our communities and build equitable, sustainable climate solutions. Solutions that have benefits that will last decades longer than our attention spans. We know what we need to do, and we need to build the drumbeat to make it happen:
- Cut carbon emissions in half each decade going forward
- Restore thriving nature, in part to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and
- Prioritize environmental justice. Climate solutions must build equity, and can actively work against systems of oppression and racism
The MomentUs statement and commitment reflects this call to action that centers ambition, restoration, and justice in all climate solutions. Join today, and take part in our summer campaign, which includes exciting actions that we can take as decision-makers head home from DC during August recess.
If you’re wondering where or how to start now, we just released a series of action sheets to help. They are each two pages. The front includes “What You Need to Know” and the back includes “What You Need to Do.”
- Climate Solutions for Your Home and Neighborhood
- Climate Solutions for Your Workplace and Congregation
- Climate Solutions for Your Community
- Climate Solutions Advocacy with Policy Makers
Your voice matters, and there has never been a more urgent or opportune time to speak up and share your faith-rooted commitment to action than right now. We can shift the narrative; we can make sure that when there’s news on climate, it’s good news. Let’s commit to climate action in our homes, congregations, communities, and in our vocal and ambitious advocacy with policymakers.
Anita Fete Crews is the Director of Blessed Tomorrow.
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