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Post: September 26, 2021

Climate and What You Do Next

There's no "I'll get around to it" anymore. The time is now.

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Did you know this is the last day of Climate Week NYC? Did you know that cities around the globe have hosted Climate Weeks in these months leading up to this November's UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow? Did you know that our environment and all the living things on this planet, including people, will be impacted by the results of that summit? Did you know that what your country does with its own legislation in the next few weeks can have a profound impact on those results? All true.

There are scientists, ecologists and activists all around the world who have dedicated their lives to making the health and balance of this planet a priority. (Thanks Machaelle!)

Scientists Arent Effing With Us

And as Jimmy Kimmel has so helpfully pointed out, those brave, dedicated climate scientists are not f&%cking with us. We're at the tipping point. The choices we each make will dictate what happens next.

Climate Scientists Are Not F&%king With Us
(If cussing bothers you, brace yourself. But watch it anyway!)


Now here's what you do with that knowledge: Up your game. You already have an advantage. You know about working with nature.

Buying locally, limiting your plastic use, riding a bike and recycling (mostly) is not enough anymore. You have to engage. We all do.

Start with a couple of phone calls. Then next week, make a couple more phone calls. It will quickly become as consistent for you as making your morning cup of coffee or tea.

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Soon our representatives will all know us by our first names. Here's the easiest resource we've found to get the names and contact information for all of your U.S. representatives from the President to your local commissioner:

WhoAreMyRepresentatives.org

And here is a good boilerplate for what to cover in your phone call, or what to include in your message if you choose to send an email as well:

Tell Congress: We demand new action on climate! [NRDC]

Note: You will find as you explore the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters websites that they offer several boilerplates and helpful talking points. You can choose to use their forms, but you'll have more impact by calling or emailing your representatives directly.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead


Tiger Thinking

Team Up with Nature for the Environment

Step 2: Recommit to doing the Perelandra EoP Biodiversity Process monthly, on the first day of every month. The next one is this Friday, October 1st.

If you are as committed and consistent as can be to doing the EoP Biodiversity Process, try something new. Commit to expanding the Biodiversity Process network by one person each month. That's 12 x 12 x 12 people . . . that's a lot of new places added to the network over the course of a year!


Then find out from nature what you can do next.

Start a soil-less garden. You don't even have to come up with the DDP.

Machaelle has helped us all quickly and simply get going. Here's your DDP*:

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"Climate change is moving much faster than anticipated. In light of that, I want to bring my lifestyle, family, home, business up to the next level and respond to this situation most effectively."

Take your goal to nature. Simply get quiet and then say out loud, "I would like to start a soil-less garden project with nature. My goal is ___________ [say the DDP written above]."

That's it. Now start paying attention to the ideas, clues and thoughts that come your way. And take action.

* DDP means "definition, direction and purpose" — your intent for your project and partnership, to which nature will respond with the matter, means and action to move your goal forward.