Update: It’s been months and you all still keep coming back. Sorry I didn’t edit a shorter video for you, but I’m glad you are enjoying this page!
I live near Paradise, California which was deeply affected by one of the biggest fires in California history. It’s a beautiful region, but frightening to live with the threat of another fire.
There’s no simple answer to how much energy and material resources we can consume without undermining the ecosystems on which our own lives depend, but I’m confident in saying that it’s DRAMATICALLY less that we consume today. We need seek answers and begin with our own individual choices.
OUR #CLIMATESTRIKE EVENT ON 9/21
(Central message at 2 minutes. Suggestions for action at the end of the video. First half is the rally and the second half of video is the march. Would like suggestions to improve video please.)
The positive energy radiating here was QUITE tangible. There was a lot of love and care for each other which was very empowering.
- @SunriseChico – youth led
- @ca_350 – community led
- TinyURL.com/ChicoCCL – lobbying
- @MobilizeChico – lobbying
- SierraClub.org – community led
- @BECprotects– Butte Env Council
- ExtinctionRebellion Chico – new
SOME ART TO CONSIDER
It is really interesting how the youth respond to climate change versus the adults. That’s why this video below got 56 million hits in 2 weeks, yet adults typically won’t view it nearly as much.
I think that’s because adults have learned to live in denial. Probably because we fear the problem is bigger than we are.
IRONICALLY —- Denial is the VERY issue that one of the featured speakers spoke specifically about at the #ClimateStrike rally.
If I was ever to artistically describe what denial looks like, this artist NAILED IT.
It’s one thing to unify. It’s another to act.
I’m part of the problem. I’m part of the solution.
I blame corporations, as much as I blame myself.
I promise you that the only thing that will liberate you from denial is to ACT!
This is a good resource too from the documentary Living in the Future’s Past, (CLICK HERE) This film is not about scaring people into action or invoking empathy, but rather presenting the facts about the interconnected nature of ALL things.
Humans need energy to live. Everything is energy from our food, economy and our currency, to penguins. Everything can be broken down to surpluses and deficits of energy.
This movie also delves into our basic instincts as animals, including the way we think, and why those processes contribute to the ongoing crisis related to climate change. (Thanks Trim Tab!)
I’m looking for people offering solutions big and small.
Teach me and let me learn with you, by sharing in comments below.
‘Cause Peter’s on vacation…