As a HERO 400 you will be giving your time so that 25% of all multi-cellular life will not die in the next 4 or 5 years.
HERO 400 minutes are considered minutes that are in addition to the everyday choices that an EcoLogical Consumer takes.
Know that when you are a HERO 400, you are standing with millions of other amazing and powerful Earth heroes who have given 400 minutes or more a week to help keep this planet livable, beautiful and fun.
So thanks for joining us to stop the climate change monsters - wildfires, floods, heatwaves and hurricanes - that are messing with our biosphere.
Feel free to give us a shout out every week to tell us about your XOEarth HERO 400 actions and how many minutes you score every week.
For a all the life that loves to live, Stele Ely + XOEarth
PS: Every single minute that you volunteer with environmental organization[s] and on project[s] that help keep the planet cool helps more people and other lifeforms live longer and have more fun. So know that even if you don't hit your HERO 400 goal in any given week, every minute that you to give to keep our biosphere fun is appreciated.
PS2: When you don't have time to get in your full 400 minutes, if you would like, here's how to "buy some time" by donating money to your fave environmental organization.
Some Of Our Fave Superb Eco Orgs To Volunteer With /HERO 400
ExtinctionRebellion.org / xrebellion.org
Citizens Climate Lobby
XOEarth.org [yes, we need volunteers too]
Climate Reality Project
Anonymous for the Voiceless
Some Of Our Fave Community Projects and Eco Actions To Give Time To /HERO 400
rebel, strike, block, protest, occupy and work with environmental organizations that are helping slow down the climate change monsters
help others, such as your neighbors or co-workers, take eco actions, such as growing organic gardens and food to reduce agriculture greenhouse gases and put carbon into the soil
volunteer, canvass and share info to get environmental candidates elected
volunteer, canvass and share info to get environmental protection laws and carbon taxes passed
volunteer to become the Sustainability Coach and Manager where you work
help others burn as little fossil fuels as possible
rebel or strike every day with others or solo
help others eat a plant based diet - vegan or vegetarian
help others make their job a green job
help others live close to work
help others make their home eco efficient
help others buy solar or wind energy credits for home and biz
help others burn little or no jet fuel
help others use alternative transportation
help others donate to eco organizations and eco candidates
help others with birth control decisions
quit your job to take a super eco logical job
help your job or profession become carbon neutral
help others boycott over-packaged products - when possible
honor others every day for their eco work
challenge others every day to take specific eco actions
help others boycott single serving products - unless it is not possible
tell your peeps about the Green Minute Rule
help others become a XOEarth HERO 400
help others put on tats, tags and style to rep Team XOEarth
post and share on XOEarth Facebook posts on your Facebook timeline
speak and promote eco logic everywhere, every day
double or quadruple pay your carbon tax
Again, the Earth's biosphere and kids and the critters majorly appreciate every minute that you give to them every week.
Buy Some Of Your Minutes
When you need to, you can also buy some of your minutes by donating money to any environmental organization that is fighting hard to stop climate change. One minute of income from your job will buy you one minute towards your 400 minutes.
For example, if you make $20 an hour net including benefits, you can buy 60 minutes towards your 400 minutes by donating $20 to an org that is working to slow down the wildfires, floods, heatwaves and hurricanes.
When you want to buy some of your 400 minutes, we hope you will consider donating to one of our fave organizations that are listed both above and below.
TheNatureConservancy.org / greenliving/carboncalculator
RenewableChoice.com / services/energy-attribute-certificates
What Does Planet Earth Say?
I hope Planet Earth says, "Yes, a person IS a HERO if they are volunteering 400 minutes a week to help slow down the climate monsters that are killing the amazing species and ecosystems that live on me".
Feel free to consider 400 minutes a week arbitrary. Nevertheless, know that the 400 minutes the Earth may be asking for are dedicated to helping save 400 plus species that are in danger of extinction every week.
If you have a suggestion for a better metric to cheer on Team Earth, tell us.
Again, thanks so much to the every one of you Earth loving peeps who are a HERO 400.
For all the life, Stele Ely
"The greatest threat to our dying planet is the belief that someone else will save it. ~ Robert Swan"
HERO 400 minutes are in addition to the minutes that every EcoLogical Consumer should give.
Even though the following are very important EcoLogical Consumer actions, the time it takes to do them does not count towards a person's HERO 400 minutes. But yes, they DO count towards a person's EcoLogical Consumer time.
uses as little fossil fuels as much as possible
minimizes their use of unnecessary products as much as possible
consumes plant-based foods as much as possible
uses as little plastic as much as possible
makes their job or career as sustainable as much as possible
recycles and composts as much as possible
votes for environmentally smart candidates and initiatives as much as possible
bike, bus, carpool, rideshare or use other low CO2 travel modes
HERO 400 Awards and Perks
We would like to give you a shout out for the actions that you take every week as a HERO 400. So write a post about how your HERO 400 week went and post it on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and tag it with XOEarth so we can say hi and stuff.
Or, if you prefer to write a post as a comment at the bottom of this page, that's cool too.
Plus, we sometimes and randomly offer to mail XOEarth Awards signed by Stele to honor some of you HERO 400 peeps. If you get picked, we will ask for your mailing address so we can send it to you.
And for those who are going for HERO 400+ levels - such as HERO 500, HERO 600, HERO 700 or HERO 2400 - please tell us about how that's going too.
Stand With Millions Of Other HERO 400 Peeps
When you are a HERO 400, you are standing with millions of other amazing and powerful environmentalists who have given 400 minutes or more a week to help the magical and beautiful places that are still left.
Enjoy the company of these honorary HERO 400s:
Edward Abbey (writer, activist, philosopher)
Bayarjargal Agvaantseren (Mongolian conservationist)
Ansel Adams (photographer, writer, activist)
Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad (environmental activist and economist of Bangladesh)
David Attenborough (broadcaster, naturalist)
Sundarlal Bahuguna (environmentalist)
Wendell Berry (farmer, philosopher)
Chandi Prasad Bhatt (Gandhian environmentalist)
Murray Bookchin (anarchist, philosopher, social ecologist)
Wendy Bowman, Australian environmental activist
David Brower (writer, activist)
Lester Brown (environmentalist)
Kevin Buzzacott (Aboriginal activist)
Helen Caldicott (medical doctor)
Joan Carling (Filipino human rights defender)
Rachel Carson (biologist, writer)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (explorer, ecologist)
Leonardo DiCaprio (actor)
Rolf Disch (environmentalist and solar energy pioneer)
René Dubos (microbiologist)
Paul R. Ehrlich (population biologist)
Hans-Josef Fell (German Green Party member)
Jane Fonda (actor)
Mizuho Fukushima (politician, activist)
James Hansen (scientist)
Denis Hayes (environmentalist and solar power advocate)
Tetsunari Iida (sustainable energy advocate)
John James Audubon (naturalist)
Naomi Klein (writer, activist)
Winona LaDuke (environmentalist)
Aldo Leopold (ecologist)
A. Carl Leopold (plant physiologist)
James Lovelock (scientist)
Caroline Lucas (politician)
Mark Lynas (journalist, activist)
Kaveh Madani (scientist, activist)
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (activist)
Michael McCarthy (naturalist, newspaper journalist, newspaper columnist, and author)
Bill McKibben (writer, activist)
Mahesh Chandra Mehta (lawyer, environmentalist)
Chico Mendes (activist)
George Monbiot (journalist)
John Muir (naturalist, activist)
Luke Mullen (actor, filmmaker, environmentalist/activist)
Hilda Murrell (botanist, activist)
Ralph Nader (activist)
Gaylord Nelson (politician)
Eugene Pandala (architect, environmentalist, natural and cultural heritage conservator)
Medha Patkar (activist)
River Phoenix (actor, musician, activist)
Jonathon Porritt (politician)
Phil Radford (environmental, clean energy and democracy advocate, Greenpeace Executive Director)
Ken Saro-Wiwa (writer, television producer, activist)
E. F. Schumacher (author of Small is Beautiful)
Shimon Schwarzschild (writer, activist)
Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)
Gary Snyder (poet)
Jill Stein (Presidential candidate)
David Suzuki (scientist, broadcaster)
Candice Swanepoel (model)
Henry David Thoreau (writer, philosopher)
Greta Thunberg (activist)
Jo Valentine (politician and activist)
Paul Watson (activist and lecturer)
Robert K. Watson (environmental advocate, founder of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Franz Weber (environmentalist and animal welfare activist)