Keita Matasumo raises the climate sign with his son, Kaston, in celebration of the holiday season. In addition to helping to raise his children to be environmentally engaged, Keita serves as a Senior Relationship Manager at the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund where he assists donors in grantmaking to non-profit organizations. Thank you Keita for being a leader in the financial industry advocating for mission-driven environmental and impact oriented investing, including the introduction of fossil fuel free options! We raise the climate sign with you and Kaston toward a more sustainable future for all our children!
As the New Year approaches, it marks a turning point in the climate movement; we are breaking free from fossil fuels, and bringing green infrastructure and climate-conscious economic practices to the forefront. The New Year also prompts us to reflect on green lifestyle changes we can make in our own lives, such as decreasing our meat and dairy consumption, taking public transit, and supporting businesses with sustainable practices. Raise the #climatesign to show your dedication to climate action in 2016!
As climate change becomes increasingly apparent through extreme weather, sea level rise, melting permafrost, and species extinction, this global challenge is not simply a threat to “future generations,” but a threat to current generations. Uniting across all age demographics to address climate change is essential, and each generation brings a unique set of contributions to the table. Raise the climate sign in your family photo to show your united commitment to addressing climate change!
Interested in engaging in climate-friendly activities with your family? Climatechangeforfamilies.com provides ideas and events!
Are you a fan of snow in winter? On the West Coast, snow lover Matt Moreno is grateful that El Niño has brought in a generous snow pack to mitigate the four-year California drought. As extreme weather events increase around the globe, uniting for climate action has become more important than ever. Raise the #climatesign in a snowy location and hashtag #IAMPROSNOW if you agree!
NRDC staff raised the #climatesign in celebration of the #COP21 climate agreements in Paris! Climate leaders including Alvin Lin, Barbara Finamore, Han Chen, Brendan Guy, Jamie Consuegra, David Doniger, Jake Thompson and Jake Schmidt rejoice in unison, excited to continue on the journey towards a green future.
Alvin Lin is NRDC’s China Climate and Energy Policy Director, and has been working to help China expand its energy efficiency and renewable resources. Barbara Finamore is a Senior Attorney and Asia Director for NRDC, and currently leads NRDC’s green ports project to reduce air pollution in southern China caused by marine port-related activities. Han Chen works on the Climate and Clean Air Program at NRDC, and partakes in international climate negotiations. Brendan Guy serves as a Global Fellow with NRDC’s International Program, and focuses on encouraging implementation of environmental commitments locally and globally. Jamie Consuegra works as a Legislative Advocate with the NRDC Action Fund, while David Doniger, Director and Senior Attorney for NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program, has been working on clean air issues since 1978. With 20 years of expertise in journalism, Jake Thompson contributes as Senior Press Secretary at NRDC. Jake Schmidt, Director of NRDC’s International Program, works on a myriad of issues including climate change, clean energy, biogems, and sustainable development. Thank you, NRDC leaders, for your ongoing environmental work, and for collaborating with people around the globe to protect our shared planet. We raise the climate sign in unity with you!
Darth Vader has been a force to reckon with in cinemas this holiday season! Taking inspiration from the legendary Star Wars villain, let’s apply a similar dedication and conviction to climate action!
Scott Jenkins, Chairman of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), Diana Dehm, Founder and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio and Allen Hershkowitz, GSA President, linked climate signs at COP21 in celebration of unity for climate action. Scott Jenkins is overseeing and incorporating green design in the development of the new Atlanta Stadium which he will manage for the Atlanta Falcons. Formerly he worked with the Seattle Mariners, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Milwaukee Brewers. Diane Dehn believes “People are the heart of driving change” and her radio show promotes the new green economy. Her background includes launching Hewlett Packard’s Green IT initiatives. Before co-founding GSA, Dr. Allen Hershkowitz served as senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also taught at the Presidio Graduate School, and helped author President Clinton’s “Greening the Government” Presidential Executive Order. Please join these amazing environmental advocates in raising the climate sign!
This holiday season, the Langerman family has teamed up with Climate XChange to build support for a state-wide, revenue-neutral carbon tax legislation in Massachusetts through bill S.1747! You can learn more about carbon pricing through checking out climate-xchange.org, and while you’re there, enter a raffle to win a Tesla (Climate XChange pays ALL the winner’s taxes!).
Jessica Langerman explains, “We think if we can [make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to pass an economy-wide carbon price], we’ll be a model for the nation!”
Now that’s some contagious climate-friendly holiday spirit!
Thank you DLR Group for your incredible business leadership on climate change! The video below shows DLR Group staff raising the climate sign across the country to show their commitment to climate action. We applaud DLR Group, and encourage other businesses to post their staff climate sign photos as well! Let's keep sharing unity for climate action this holiday season!
Check out the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)'s tumblr post on Sylvia A. Earle and Dr. Jane Goodall: "Lady Legends Rule the Day at COP21." Raise the #climatesign with these lady legends, and spread unity for climate action this holiday season!