Sunday, August 31, 2014

Event - 24 Reasons for Hope

This event calls each one of us to do our part to combat the climate crisis. We have to get beyond the dire scientific predictions warning us about rising seas and devastating drought. It is time for hope, time for us to realize that we have a choice to do something about the climate crisis. It is time for us to act. This movement encourages people to "dedicate a day for action." This can include anything from voting to marching to speaking out in your community.

As explained by Al Gore, the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project, Twenty-Four Hours to Change the World is about making a difference at this pivotal time in human history."

"It’s time to stand up and stop climate change. It’s time to turn the solutions we have into the clean energy future we want."

One of the most important things we can do is transition away from fossil fuels towards renewable sources of energy. This point is being driven home by the declining costs of renewables and the growing awareness of the dangers associated with fossil fuels. We are at a turning point in human history where clean energy goes mainstream. All that we need to bring this ambition to fruition is popular support and political will.

Make sure you listen in on the signature 24 Hours of Reality global broadcast which is taking place on September 16—17, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope.

This broadcast will celebrate the innovation and progress in climate solutions happening all across the planet. Hosted by former Vice President Al Gore, each hour will highlight a new milestone and reason to be hopeful about solving the climate crisis; from the smart growth strategies now guiding cities everywhere to the ways renewables are helping to increase energy access and combat poverty for millions.

To tell these success stories, the will feature presentations from Vice President Gore, conversations with cultural icons and activists like Mark Ruffalo and Wanjira Mathai, reports from the field, and town hall-style discussions with audience members like you. In between, musical performances from artists like Jack Johnson, Colbie Calliat, and Jason Mraz give hope a lively beat.

The program will kickstart a year of concerted action as each hour invites viewers to dedicate a day in the following 12 months to making a difference and working for climate solutions. The idea is to get millions of people around the world to act on climate change. These efforts will occur against the backdrop of negotiations by world leaders who are working on a new framework for global action.

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