America, and the world we touch, has crossed overnight from an era of economic and political stability into a highly uncertain future. It is clear that much of the policy direction in support of sustainability that Washington has provided the past eight years will be reversed. This means that for the next few years, our proactive work will now be happening within state and local government, corporations, start-ups, NGO’s, educational institutions, and faith organizations— as it did from 2000-2008.
Our work will not go away. In just the last three years, the planet has heated up almost a quarter of a degree. Meeting the needs of billions of more people all aspiring to a better quality of life demands that we still rewire the world with clean energy, still reinvent the global food system, still rebuild smart and inclusive cities, and fundamentally, put sustainability and sufficiency at the heart of what we are doing on the planet. This is a moment that calls on all of us to redouble our efforts to lead the change.
Please join us next Wednesday, 11/16 at noon eastern for an on-line conversation with Bill McKibben:
The Post Election Climate for Climate Action
Bill Mckibben, 350.org
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar: bluejeans.com/163092697
Wishing you all the chance to get outside today, take a walk, and take in the world.