With bad news about our home planet getting worse, did you know that today we still have a real chance to save the world and make it better? Our top scientists have mapped out a climate recovery path back to a cooler, stable planet for children and the next seven generations. Success depends on cutting emissions 6% a year or more, and planting a crazy amount of trees.
Kids around the world are already working on the plan today! Thanks to these kids, Climate Change For Families got organized to help spread the word so you can make a difference too. Check out our blog or watch our video playlist below.
Our Stories in Videos: A playlist
Climate Change For Families is here to be a resource for you to get involved and take action as an individual or family in the most important time for caring for our common home.
You can find family-friendly events on the calendar, climate actions, great articles on our blog about kids and families changing the world, and learn what we can do to change climate change. Get informed to become a powerful advocate for meaningful policy and goals to protect the world. How can we help you get organized?
Start the conversation with your family about how to make a difference. We can calculate and lower our carbon footprints, influence other people to join us, and build support for new laws for a clean living culture. Human industry is now the cause and the solution to our crisis. When we change our habits as a group, we change the world:
- FOOD (& agriculture)
Once we learn to do these things in a sustainable way, we make life awesome for the next seven generations. The gift is that we get to re-invent the world today better than the one we were born into, more fairness for all people, all animals, all plants and trees will make us better people.
One of the best groups for kids, one that we help kids organize, is Plant-for-the-Planet, an international children’s initiative, dedicated to the planting of 1,000 billion trees by 2020, to demanding that we leave fossil fuels in the ground, and to fighting international poverty with climate justice initiatives. Combined with 6% annual emission cuts, 1 TRILLION newly planted trees will absorb enough carbon from the atmosphere to get us back to 350 parts per million of CO2 by near the end of this century. With emissions cuts alone, the planet won’t get back to 350 for centuries. But with 1 TRILLION new trees absorbing 100 Giggatons of CO2, we can cool the planet like it was in the 1980’s by 2070.
You can donate trees here for $1 per tree. We donate through groups like Earth Day Network, Plant-for-the-Planet US, and others doing massive reforestation projects worldwide.
“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” President Obama