Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Mark Heertsgaard has a new book coming out that again reminded me of why we are doing this:
“My daughter Chiara, age five, is a member. So is my goddaughter Emily, age twenty-two. So are the thousands of Pakistani children now suffering after record monsoon rains left 20 percent of their country — an area the size of Great Britain — under water. In fact, every child on earth born after June 23, 1988 belongs to what I call Generation Hot. This generation includes some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts.”
My own two daughters, Emma (22) and Liza (19), and all of the young people we work with, will live though a world growing hotter by the decade. How much hotter depends on the work we do now.
Join us on 9/29 for a 3 PM Eastern Webinar to learn about C2C: a new network of faculty, staff and students fighting for policies that can change the future. C2C (sea-to-shining-sea) stands for Campus to Congress, to Corporations, to City Hall. We owe our students — Generation Hot — serious dialogue on climate, direct dialogue, with the people who are shaping their future.
Why C2C? On every college, university and high school campus in the country, there are at least a dozen faculty, students and staff who understand the depths of the climate crisis, and, as educators, are looking for a way to get involved. As a network, we can act with impact. To learn more, join us on-line on 9/29. To register, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, (10/6) join Liz Butler on The National Climate Seminar, as we turn to climate politics, post 2010. We are expecting an all-out assault on the Clean Air Act. Is any pro-active policy possible? How can we build a stronger clean energy movement? Liz is Executive Director of 1Sky, an organization that has worked to focus the power of millions of concerned Americans on a single goal: bold federal action to stem climate change. The call will be at noon eastern, Wednesday, 10/6.
Thanks for the work you are doing.
Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy