Step It Up for the Planet

October 15, 2007 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Al Gore may have won the Nobel Peace Prize for his amazing work to inspire action to fight man-made global warming, he’s not the only one helping to build a massive movement to get Americans to wake up to the climate crisis. Enter Step It Up.

Bill McKibben and six graduates of Middlebury College have essentially taken two turntables and a microphone and turned it into one of the most innovative approaches to climate advocacy I have seen. Step It Up combines the tried and true methods of grassroots organizing with cutting edge use of online tools to empower people to make change in their own communities.

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First, the StepItUppers worked with people across the country to organize a series of more than 1,400 events on April 14th calling for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by the year 2050. Events occurred in all 50 states at some of the most iconic American locations. Now, they are calling on elected officials to show some real leadership on the issue.

On November 3rd, Americans will demand real leadership on global warming. From coast to coast, we’ll rally in our communities and invite our politicians to join us. We’ll see who rises to the occasion and who has a real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year before the election, let’s make sure the world witnesses our national call to action.

That’s your cue to join the movement for a brighter future for humanity. You can find out more about Step It Up here. You will find information on actions occurring in your area and information on organizing your on action.

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