living affordably, in a low carbon lifestyle
ANNOUNCING! - our upgraded BeTheExample Contest for 2022. It has a new website too: www.BeTheExample.info
PLANS are getting worked on for a performing arts venue, to share and embellish our Contest work, to launch on the East Coast in Spring of 2023...
IN LIGHT OF OUR COVID-19 PANDEMIC, we believe there is a real correlation between the virus, and the effect our climate emergency is continuing to have on all sectors of our civilization.
The following are recent articles in support of what is now becoming a groundswell of support, for the work the current administration is doing to prime us for 2030, with policies and plans to safeguard us from CLIMATE CHAOS, that the UN IPCC reports keep reminding us of....
Following these articles, are quotes we believe are motivators for ALL of we citizens to take to heart, to ramp up a united effort, calling on each of our 3 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Let us use language in support of emboldening them if they already support the Green New Deal. If they have been resistant, stick with their environmental aide, passing in supportive, science-based facts (from these articles) to pinpoint WHY THIS IS THE MOMENT FOR UNITING THOSE OF US WHO CARE ABOUT A LIVABLE EARTH....
We can do this, fellow citizens!
Need this? www.ContactingCongress.org
TIME TO UNITE AND ACT....
Articles/Quotes follow -
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing – Thomas Jefferson
I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic – Alice Paul, who ensured we got the women vote.
I try to plant peace if I do not want discord – Maya Angelou
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist/psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust
(these quotes are meant to inspire action on the Green Stimulus)
SOUND LIKE WE ARE EXCITED? We are!
OUR 2018 PETITION (still active) went to governors of the 7 states we targeted for 2018 (and candidates running for gov) is here - https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governors-you-have-the-1?source=c.em&r_by=4603103
WE ASKED RESIDENTS OF THESE 7 STATES (CO, CT, FL, ME, NM, NV, PA and TX TO SIGN THIS, to further RENEWABLE POWER in their state.
ALL OF THIS IS DUE TO OUR SUCCESS IN 2017..
AND - for those of you want the latest on the climate front, you can subscribe to our emails,
by emailing us your email address, at office@TransitionExpress.vpweb.com
on moving Renewables nationwide, check out the Stanford-based website, showing 50 Blueprints for 50 States going Renewable: www.theSolutionsProject.org
and on how Community Choice Energy has been and can be implemented in more states, see www.LeanEnergyUS.org
no-money-down, solar leasing is possible in over a dozen east & west coast states and more. See www.LowCarbonPledge.vpweb.com
we recommend this US amendment to read something like this:
The Right to a Healthy Environment, to Healthy Organic Food and Drinkable Water, requiring safe communities with transparent and fair elections for governing, nationwide.
While this amendment stretches far on more issues (gun control, campaign reform), it will engage a HUGE number of Americans, building critical mass for such an amendment.
on moving the conversation on our overpopulation issue, we recommend this MN based group, made up of scientists, interfaith leaders and activists, at www.WorldPopulationBalance.org
BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED, that support this action:
The Baby Matrix, Carroll (encouraging legislation like we are)
Facing the Population Challenge, Hempel (on why overpopulation talk is no longer taboo)
OVERdevelopment, OVERpopulation, OVERshoot, Butler (published by Population Media Center & Population Institute: a visual testimony to this problem)
The Zero Footprint Baby, Chatterjee (encourages US adoption, like we do with foster care)
coming soon! - Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, by Karen Shragg.
ALL WEBSITES affiliated with our Transition Express Campaign FOLLOW...
www.AtlasAwards.vpweb.com - our climate heroes
www.BeTheExample.vpweb.com - our BeTheExample Contest
www.GrowingGreen.vpweb.com - Green career ideas
www.LowCarbonPledge.vpweb.com - Menu of 17 pledges
www.RethinkingEnergy.vpweb.com - EE home retrofits
www.BeThe100percentChange.vpweb.com- details on creating CCAs, or local Renewable Power.
www.SustainableDesign.vpweb.com - our research site
We welcome any donations in support of this effort.
We are now a 501 c(3) non-profit, recognized by the state
of CA, as Transition Express, Inc.
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