It's official - laughter is carbon neutral!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, laughed, made new friends, and became a sustaining member of Minneapolis Climate Action at our annual fundraiser, "Is Laughter Carbon Neutral?".
As the executive director of Minneapolis Climate Action, I had the honor of telling the story of our work at the fundraiser. I invite you to read the words below and become a sustaining member, too, if you see your values reflected in our work:
I am in awe everyday at the stunning and mysterious beauty of Earth and am grateful for her gifts. It is my honor and duty to care for Earth and all my human and non human relatives. I could recite all kinds of statistics about greenhouse gas emissions and parts per million of CO2 in the air. The science is crucial to understanding what is going on with our planet - yet the numbers alone aren’t what move us. We do this work because we love our planet and believe that you do, too.
I knew in my heart, looking out at the love, fear, grief, and hope reflected back at me in the faces of the audience, that we can face the grave threat to our planet if we join together.
We can come together and collectively use the crisis of climate change to make a bold leap to a better society. We can take back ownership of energy systems, reconnect to nature, create economies that take our relationship with Earth into account and create communities that value us as citizens, not consumers. What heals Earth will heal people. What heals people will heal Earth.
When people laugh together, we create community, and when we create community, we solve problems and build a just and sustainable city now and in the future.
Sustaining Membership: Your home for climate action
Starting this year, Minneapolis Climate Action has become a member organization. We invite you to become a sustaining member and be part of our growing community. Just like we join our resources and build public radio stations and support farmers through community supported agriculture, we can join forces and build a climate movement in Minneapolis that is a model for the country.
Our initial goal for membership in 2019 is 500 people. This revenue from small monthly contributions will allow us to grow our staff, secure office space, reach more people, expand our programs and thus increase our power for real impact. Fifteen people joined at our fundraiser. That may like a small number, but we are thrilled! If you were one of those 15 - thank you! Strong foundations start with a few bricks.
If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the greatest and most urgent threat to life on earth--start right here in your own city and join us in this challenge.
Minneapolis Climate Action is committed to helping Minneapolis be one of the most climate aware and socially just cities in the country.
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