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 new GREEN STIMULUS.
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 THIS GREEN STIMULUS.
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)
A NEW INITIATIVE focused on RENEWABLE ENERGY LEGISLATION in states without it, WE ARE CALLING EAGLE RISING, to more states other than the 7 STATES that already have Community Choice Energy, aka Renewable Power, or CCA legislation.
WE HAVE VISITED 10 STATE CAPITALS and nearby communities to build our grassroots Climate Hubs there.
SOUND LIKE WE ARE EXCITED? We are!
AND - we launched in 2018, our GoFUNDMe campaign at
to help fund this out-of-state effort which will have travel/lodging expenses.
OUR CURRENT PETITION in 2020, goes to 16 key state legislators in these states: AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NC, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA and WI. Three of these states already have the CCA legislation, but we ask their legislators to help revamp the electricity market to be similar to ours in CA (those states being IL, MA and OH).
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..
WE HAD A MOST SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF OUR BeTheExample CONTEST at the city of Lafayette
EarthDay Festival on SUN April 23, 2017.
...thanks to all musicians/artists involved in making it so successful with a festive effort.
FOR THOSE OF YOU BEING DIRECTED HERE to see our local 2-county petition going to mayors and city councils to support creating a CCA, who are not already supporting one, please go to
AND - for those of you want the latest on the climate front, you can subscribe to our emails,
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 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....
the BE THE EXAMPLE Contest.
Thank you for your support on this forward-thinking project...
by joining this contest!
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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.