The importance of elections

November 3, 2018


Just a quick follow up on last week’s What on EARTH?! with a new action today.


Importance of Election on Tuesday

When it comes to helping reverse global warming, every little bit helps, but not all actions are equal. Voting for climate leaders and, even more so, encouraging others you know to do the same are some of those things that have an outsized impact.

The IPCC report that came out last month was clear. We have no time to lose on fixing this issue. We’re way behind where we need to be. And, quite frankly, if we don’t figure this one out in time – what else really matters?

As one of the authors of the report, Debra Roberts said, The next few years are probably the most important in our history.”

That is why these elections really, really matter. We have to get on the right track as soon as possible. Government officials have the power to make large-scale, systemic changes. This means that we need government officials who not only believe climate change is real and that it should be addressed, but that we have people who are actually going to lead on this issue. Anything else is unacceptable at this point if we want to live in a safe, healthy, and prosperous world.

We each have a vote. Don’t take it for granted. It is a privilege and a responsibility.

We all have family, friends, and a broader network. Use your influence. It is far bigger than you realize.


Why I’m Writing This

I decided to write this follow up after hearing a lot of really good things from people about last week’s “Take Sustainable Action” on getting climate leaders elected and how some of you even shared the tools provided on social media, which was music to my ears. Thank you!

…This also made me realize, yet again, what a bad millennial I am when it comes to social media (it’s just not really my thing). But to get this useful message and tools out there and in front of as many people as possible, I realized it needs to be easier to share.


I’ve posted the article on all the social platforms to make sharing as easy as possible. If you found the tools in last week’s “Take Sustainable Action” useful, please consider re-sharing the new and improved version of it so your friends see it and some small waves are sent out. This will increase the chances of people voting, voting for climate leaders, spreading the message to their friends to do the same, and on and on.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Bobby Kennedy

Send forth your “ripple of hope” for others to see and build on, if you’re so inclined.

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