Last month, I streamed some of the live Bioneers 21 Conference. I wanted to see James Hansen, having recently finished his book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. After his presentation, Dr. Hansen introduced a face I hadn’t seen before, Alec Loorz. Sixteen-year-old, Alec leads a non-profit organization called Kids Vs Global Warming . In this inspiring video, Alec quotes Thomas Jefferson,”every generation needs a new revolution.” The core of the youth’s revolution is sustainability, which Alec defines as “Living as if the future matters. Living our lives in a way that values trees, air, animals and future generations just as much as short-term interests.”
Alec is organizing a Million Kids March for Climate Action on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011 where youth and the adults who care about their future can march together in all 50 states. You can find out more by going to his website, kids-vs-global-warming.com or by texting iMatter to 411 247. Kids Vs Global Warming also has an iphone app called iMatter.
- Bioneers 2010: James Hansen and the Million Letter March (treehugger.com)
- Bioneers 2010: How The Best Minds in Climate Change Will Rebuild Our World (treehugger.com)
- Raise Your Hand If You’re A Climate Activist (environment.change.org)
- Million Kid March for Climate Action [VIDEO] (planetsave.com)
- Bioneers 2010: Kids Rise Up Against Climate Change (treehugger.com)