WE ARE GOING NATIONAL....BIG NEWS!!!
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BACK TO OUR NEW NATIONAL PETITION...
we are addressing 4 key climate issues that we believe will have the most impact, nationwide:
- pricing carbon,
- accelerating Renewables,
- mobilizing an environmental Amendment to the US Constitution, and
- taking on our over-population challenge
OUR NATIONAL PETITION IS NOW LAUNCHED... GOING TO STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ALL 50 STATES, addressing these four issues. We welcome your signature after reading it, at this link:
these following websites are featured in the Petition - with more added details:
on advancing the pricing of carbon at the state level,
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 Aggregated Energy has been and can be implemented in more states, see www.LeanEnergyUS.org on moving an Environmental Amendment to the US Constitution, see what Canada is doing on this c/o the David Suzuki Foundation, which we are replicating. Check out www.BlueDot.ca
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.
AND...more details on our local initiative follows, adapted into the Petition, as well - BASED ONLY IN CA CURRENTLY, but we encourage organizers across the US to use it as a blueprint to adapt it for climate action in their own community....
Our new local Water/Energy/Food Prize competition, getting worked on with support from 2 high schools, including 2 science teachers, one in Danville, one in San Ramon, and the retail/services community, we offer what is now called....
the BE THE EXAMPLE Contest.
It is a 3-city contest among homeowners in Alamo, Danville and San Ramon CA. 21 elementary school district neighborhoods will compete against each other, for their school and city.
We will offer contestants a FREE cloth bag and car window sign, with our logo and website info.
SEE TWO PETITIONS BELOW, that are part of this Contest.
THE FIRST is part of the BASIC ENTRY focused on Renewables.
THE SECOND wins you 5 BONUS PTS if you sign it, focused on better water solutions for CA...
Thank you for your support on this forward-thinking project...
by joining this contest!
Our Contest PETITIONS follow....we welcome any signatures, whether you are entering our Contest or not.
PETITION #1 (requires signature for BASIC level to enter BeTheExample Contest), asking our city mayors and county supervisors to look into and support the establishment of Community Choice Aggregate Energy, aka CCA, with solar and wind power...
partnering with PG&E, by creating a non-profit to procure Renewable power, modeled on what Marin and Sonoma county have successfully developed.
PETITION #2 wins you 5 points if you sign it, and is focused on better water solutions for CA, going to Gov Brown and our local elected officials in the state legislature. This petition will be updated to the full legislature, after the May 19 special election, determining our new state senator.
PETITION #3 wins you 5 points, and is focused on empowering women across the US, by mobilizing a new effort to ratify the ERA in the 3 needed states to advance it.
ALL WEBSITES affiliated with our Transition Express Campaign FOLLOW...
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.
Any donation is tax deductible.