If you are one of the 73% of Americans who believe global warming is already happening, it doesn’t really matter what got you to this point or how long it took. The big question now, especially for decision-makers, is: what can you do about it?
Linking our personal actions to advancing a grand sustainability strategy is one important way to carry out our citizenship. We can help advance that strategy by transitioning to cleaner energy as soon as possible. The California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee will be looking at what it takes to create a movement movement that produces higher rates of applied energy efficiency. You have an opportunity to influence the design and delivery of energy efficiency programs in California by tracking and participating in these efforts.
Bill McKibben’s brilliant article published yesterday in the New Republic aggressively demonstrates our nation’s need to mobilize to fight the current World War that threatens us: global warming and climate change. As I was flying from San Francisco to San Diego early yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this exact issue. I couldn’t agree more with McKibben when he writes, “It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It is a world war. And we are losing.”
Chances are, you get it. You understand sustainability’s value to your planet, people and profits. Your organization is shrinking its carbon footprint, and you likely are encouraging others to follow your footsteps. This article by guest blogger Bruce Hagen proposes an alternative to traditional carbon tax and a means for businesses to get involved.