Your mission this week - should you choose to accept it - is to stop the Climate Change Monster that could beat up your town next week and majorly mess with your life.
According to the United Nations, every week a new climate crisis or disaster happens somewhere in the world.
But for every week that you take major actions to cool our burning planet, you will be helping reduce the chance your town will be hit by one of those climate disasters [wildfires, floods, hurricanes, heatwaves, etc, aka Climate Change Monsters].
To stop that Climate Change Monster::
+ volunteer ~400 minutes a week with your fave climate change fighting organization[s] or project[s]
+ donate ~12% of what you make to your fave climate change fighting organization[s] or project[s]
+ rebel, strike or block for 4+ minutes every day
+ eat a plant based diet.
Then, at the end of next week, if your eco logical actions have succeeded in helping keep a Climate Change Monster from wreaking havoc where you live, take some time to celebrate and party! [And congrats from us!]
And then the next week, do it again to help keep your town safe for the next week[s] too!
Depending on where you live, Climate Change Monsters might come in the form of Extreme Wildfires, Floods, Heatwaves, Hurricanes, Freezes, and other Extreme Weather.
Plus, every month, celebrate even bigger if your ecological actions helped protect your whole state, or even your whole country, from the destruction and agony of a Climate Change Monster!!
And of course, invite those friends and neighbors that are helping keep the weekly Climate Change Monster away to celebrate with ya!
United Nations says a Climate Disaster Every Week
Our consumer choices and activist actions help determine how many more or less climate change disasters [aka Climate Change Monsters / CCMs] happen every year.
So by taking responsibility for the Climate Change Monsters where you live, you are also helping reduce the number of other Climate Change Monsters around the world!
"When you take major climate action you are helping reduce the chance that the number of major climate change disasters around the world does NOT increase by 50% in the next 3 to 5 years. That 50% guesstimate is based on scientific reports and climate projections that are cited in my Guesstimate report." ~ Stele Ely.
By the way, a lot of people that hate charred, smoldering, broken or drowned peeps, trees, houses and bees have promised to help defend their towns and our biosphere too. Their commitments will help protect your town too.
For more fun, Stele
Do You Fight, Kiss or Parent Your Climate Change Monsters?
Are any of the following true for you?::
[If so tell us in a comment below or on our XOEarth facebook group.]
1] You see your Climate Change Monsters as your kids. Because, after all, you know that your past consumer purchases have probably helped make some of these Climate Change Monsters possible. So you are trying to help your 'Climate Change Monsters kids' find their happy side by taking all those Environmental Actions everyday that do not feed their bratty side.
2] You are activating your super eco hero self to fight those two Climate Change Monsters as your villain or enemy. That's why you have activated on your super hero self to be an ecological citizen, focused activist and wary consumer that is committed to powerful Environmental Actions.
3] You see these Climate Change Monsters as mean and angry creatures that just need a friend and some fairness to calm them down and tame them. You are doing that by taking Environmental Actions everyday to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases and throwaway plastics they get to eat, and that encourages them to be way-more-peaceful.
4] You think of one [or more] of these Climate Change Monsters as the dark side of a close friend who might otherwise be a nice person, but has been enraged by unkind and unfair treatment in the past. This friend is in need of some Environmental Actions and eco quality time to help them find their compassionate and loving self.
Whatever is most true for you, thanks for your commitment to your daily Environmental Actions that are helping slow down these CCMs. Thanks for helping team earth turn them into "an interesting weather system", that is "rather fun in fact".
Short list of fave Environmental Actions
In case you're wondering, here's our short list of fave Environmental Actions ::
+ Volunteering 400 minutes a week with your fave climate change fighting organization[s] or project[s].
+ Donating ~12% of your net income to your fave climate change fighting organization[s] or project[s].
+ Doing a daily protest, rebel, strike, occupy, block, march, sit-in or shut-down.
+ Eating as sustainably and meat free as possible.
+ Contributing and canvassing for climate action candidates. Vote.
+ Making your job and industry as eco logical as possible [or quitting a job if it hurts the earth].
+ Buying and accepting as little plastic as possible - mostly made from fracking gas and oil.
+ Buying carbon offsets.
+ Burning as little gasoline and jetfuel as possible.
If a Climate Change Monster has Already Attacked Your Town
Has a Climate Change Monster attacked your town in the last 5 or 10 years? If so, I hope you did not lose anything in the attack. If you did, I'm sorry for your loss or losses.
If a Climate Change Monster has Not Attacked Your Town Recently
If a Climate Change Monster has not hit your town recently, yeee haaa! Glad to hear it. Celebrate that fact for a moment. If you have been taking Environmental Actions in your life, celebrate that you have helped keep those Climate Change Monsters away.
If you happen to be one of those people that is not taking Environmental Actions, if you start now, you can help keep those troublemakers from trashing your town too.
In the last few years in the town where I live in Colorado and close to it, we have had wildfires and floods kill people, destroy a lot of homes, wipe out thousands of trees and kill a lot of wild animals. And a few hundred miles from town in almost every direction from here, there have been CCMs that have destroyed whole communities or even entire towns.
Even if you have NOT had a CCMs hit your town recently, there have probably been Climate Change Monsters that have been bad news for towns not far from where you live too.
Turn a Huge Climate Change Monster into a Little Climate Change Monster
On the global scale, here's a way to stay strong when you see a report about a Climate Change Monster that has caused major destruction somewhere in world. When you see that sad report, look along the edges of the disaster where a precious sliver of nature, or someone's house or some person has survived.
Even though a climate sisater report is sad, realize that your environmental climate actions may have been just what it took to help save that a little part of nature, or someone's house or some person's life. In other words, your climate actions may have been the thing to make that Climate Change Monster a little smaller.
Occasionally, one person's climate actions over the year or their whole life may have been just what it took to keep a Climate Change Monster from being born at all. Yesss, you could be one of those super peeps this year. So every now and then, take time to smile big about that.
What is the Name of your Climate Change Monster?
I like giving a nickname to some of the future Climate Change Monsters that are aiming to destroy different towns and places around the world. For instance, Hotron is the name I have for the Climate Change Monster that is eyeing to burn down trees and houses near Boulder Colorado. For me, giving the name Hotron to that Climate Change Monster helps me focus and power-up my environmental climate actions even more. Plus, I tell others that nickname to help cheer on their environmental climate action too.
A Little Wild Weather is Wonderful
Anyway, let's teach those Climate Change Monsters a lesson on how to be "just be some wild weather" instead of becoming a Mega Wildfire, Flood, Heatwave or Hurricane that could turn our towns into a bummer zones.
PS: I, Stele E, promise to take responsibility for the Climate Change Monsters in my town and the world too. So I promise to be an EcoLogical Consumer and an XOEarth HERO to help keep them from becoming the full blown Climate Change Monsters too.