What Can Moms Do to Fight Climate Change? Plenty, according to Moms Against Climate Change
Charter, Outreach Coordinator for Moms Against Climate Change, dropped
by my booth while I was hanging out in the ParentCentral.ca booth at the BabyTime Show this past weekend. I took the opportunity to find out more about Moms Against Climate Change.
ANN: What is so unique about Moms Against Climate Change: its approach and its focus?
Against Climate Change is unique because it's a way for the average
Jolene to make a real difference on climate change. Most of the
information we've heard on global warming has been too scientific, or
has recommended individual actions, such as changing our light bulbs,
that are too small to make enough of a dent in this huge problem.
Another thing I think is unique about it is that it's asking parents to take action on behalf of their kids. Science clearly shows us what the world will look like if nothing is done to prevent climate change: melting polar ice caps, starving polar bears, drought in some places, floods in others, and more extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Such changes in our climate mean more instability around the world as countries fight for dwindling natural resources, or as people are forced to leave their homes to seek refuge. If climate change isn’t stopped, our children will suffer the consequences.
The upcoming UN climate summit in Copenhagen is an opportunity to let Stephen Harper know that Canadian parents expect him to protect our children's future from global warming.
Here's how parents can take action:
ONE: Watch the Moms Against Climate Change Public Service Announcement (See below). Pass it on.
TWO: Upload a photo of your child to remind Stephen Harper who he’s representing in Copenhagen at www.TakeActionOnClimateChange.com.