UN

Climate Change is Real

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Your DGB for today is to contact the office of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and let her know that climate change is real and that we need to rejoin the Paris Agreement at the UN Convention on Climate Change in November.

We have all seen the most recent destruction that nature and climate change has caused. As skin-suit-wearing Ted Cruz said yesterday at TribFest2017 “We’ve had hurricanes since the dawn of time,” which is true, but what he totally failed to mention is that hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria, are all increasing in force because of climate change.

We can’t just sit idly by anymore and no do anything about our own personal carbon footprint and we sure as hell can’t drop out of the Paris Climate Agreement. So today you’ll contact UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s office and let her know that we believe in climate change and it’s high time we do something about it. We don’t want to just sit and watch as Puerto Rico is hit with a storm so powerful, it left atomic bomb like destruction in it’s wake. You can contact her office through this form and let it all out. You have a 2,500 character limit; plenty of space to take them to task. Now is the time to let your righteous rage flow because this earth is all we have and we have to do our damndest to protect her.

 

Hug a Tree

Your DGB for today is to honor our forests.

What does that mean? Well, the theme for this year’s International Day of Forests is Forests & Energy. Take a moment to watch this video, and take this quiz to learn a little something about forests and energy.

The Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN offers some additional suggestions of how we can celebrate our forests today, if you're feeling ambitious:

 

  • Organize or join events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition. Don’t forget to tell us about it at IDF@fao.org and send us photos so we can add it to the gallery of events happening around the world

  • Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay hashtag: pass on some of this year's key messages, or take a photo of your favorite forest and share it with your friends

 

We all know the environment is feeling a little threatened lately (ok, that’s a projection, but you know what we mean), and could use our support. Plan to get out in nature this week and do some vintage activism by hugging a tree.