For those of you have been following me for a while, you must know by now that I have cared deeply about animals and the environment for as long as I can remember. Some of my happiest moments have been exploring nature, finding fossils, and rehabilitating animals. In fact, I used to rehabilitate marine mammals and Sea Turtles, so I've witnessed first-hand the implications of climate change to Wildlife.
I could not be happier to share with you that I am going to spend more of my time in 2021 on climate activism. Fighting climate change saves animals, ecosystems, and human kind. That’s why we all should decide to focus our energy on climate activism! And even making minor changes in your life can make a lasting difference if Activism isn't quite your thing!
Just two weeks ago, the founder of a young grassroots organization called Votes for the Planet reached out to me on Instagram. I looked over their account and was struck by how clear their messaging was on how individuals could impact policy, live sustainably, and change the culture. After a few conservations, I decided to join the team!
What is Votes for the Planet?
We are an international grassroots organization founded in 2020 made up of individuals who care deeply about protecting humans, animals, and the environment. Our goal is to make it fun and easy to take meaningful action to fight climate change. You can find us on Instagram and Facebook with team members in San Francisco, London, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and the Monterey Bay area.
What is Votes for the Planet up to?
Currently, we are focusing on motivating folks to create and share 2021 Climate Resolutions -- basically New Year's Resolutions but focused on fighting climate change. To sweeten the pot, we’re also donating $5 to a climate change org for everyone who enters the contest to win cool prizes including a $250 gift card.
We have meaningful sample resolutions, and are encouraging consideration of how to impact climate policy (e.g., help out a climate change org), live sustainably (e.g., eat less beef/lamb), and change the culture (e.g., talk with friends and family about climate change). Here are the sample resolutions:
We have a variety of fun templates, but you can also make your own. Here are a few of my favorite templates:
Want to join me in fighting climate change?
- Go follow Votes for the Planet on Instagram (or Facebook), and sign up for their email list.
- Make a Climate Resolution for 2021 and share it!
- If you want to make a resolution that starts with “I will”, click here.
- If you want to make a resolution that starts with “We will”, click here.
- You can also make resolutions in Spanish or Turkish.
- Then make fighting climate change a bigger part of your life in 2021!
That's it for now. I wish you all the very healthiest & happiest of holidays and to a better 2021!