Mad about the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement? Yeah, so are we. Here are a few things you can do about it today.
Contact Your Mayor
As President Obama said yesterday, “…I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.” This is true. Mayors around the country are already committing to action on climate change. Look through these lists.
If your mayor is already on it, send them a thank you note for their support.
If your mayor is not, here is a sample letter you could send:
I’d like to speak with you about [TOWN NAME] joining the 7,000+ cities across the world in the effort to create clean cities and towns at the local level as part of the Global Covenant of Mayors. In light of the disastrous decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is more important than ever to commit to making environmental changes happen locally.
Below is a link and some information about the Global Covenant of Mayors. Please take a look and consider adding [TOWN NAME] to this prestigious list. Not only will it help our town, but would be a great addition to your list of accomplishments as Mayor. Charlotte, Atlanta and Savannah are nearby cities who have pledged their commitment, and would offer assistance and support I’m sure, but there is no minimum on the size of town that can join.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this!
Global Covenant of Mayors: http://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org/
Mayors National Climate Action Agenda: http://www.climate-mayors.org/
Contact White House Business Advisory Leaders
Yesterday, Elon Musk of Tesla and Robert Iger of Disney both resigned from the White House Business Advisory in protest of the withdrawal. Let’s email, tweet or call the other members of the council and ask them to do the same. Names, companies and twitter handles are below: