Dedicate 140 minutes a day to help save this priceless Earth, save your peeps and save 140 species - by teaming up with environmental organizations, community projects, government employees and officials and candidates who are working to stop the climate change monsters./ HERO 140
Your time as a HERO 140 will help make sure that 45% of all multi-cellular life will not disappear in the next 5 years. [Guesstimate]
Every day that you are a HERO 140 you are standing with millions of other amazing and bold Earth HEROes/ activists who are also giving 140 minutes or more a day to help keep this exquisite planet livable and fun.
So thanks for becoming a HERO 140 to help stop the climate change monsters - mega wildfires, heatwaves, floods, hurricanes and more - that are messing up our biosphere.
Feel free to tell us about the HERO 140 climate actions you are taking via XOEarth facebook, in a comment below, XOEarth twitter, Instagram or via email. We would love to thank you for your HERO 140 actions. And sometimes, we will send you an award, art, video or some other cool thing to honor your climate actions.
For all the life that loves to live, Stele Ely + XOEarth
PS: Even if you don't hit your HERO 140 goal on any day, know that every minute that you give to cool our planet is important. So thank you for every single minute that you volunteer with environmental organization[s] and on project[s] that make the Earth cool so people and lifeforms can have more fun.
By the way, your HERO 140 minutes are minutes that are in addition to the time spent on everyday environmental choices and actions that make you an EcoLogical Consumer.
When you don't have time to get in your full 140 minutes, if you would like, here's how to buy-some-HERO-minutes by donating money to your fave environmental organizations.
Yes, 140 minutes is 2 hours and 20 minutes. 😉
Eco orgs you can volunteer with for your HERO 140 minutes
+ 350 [.org]
+ SierraClub [.org]
+ ExtinctionRebellion [.org] / xrebellion [.org]
+ Sunrise Movement [.org]
+ Citizens Climate Lobby [.org]
+ XOEarth [.org, yes, we need volunteers too]
+ NRDC [.org]
+ EDF [.org]
+ Greenpeace [.org]
+ Climate Reality Project [.org]
+ Colorado Rising [.org]
+ PETA [.org]
+ Anonymous for the Voiceless [.org]
+ Grist [.org]
+ Sea Shepherd [.org]
+ Earth Justice [.org]
Community projects and actions for your HERO 140 minutes
+ 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
+ work with Citizens Climate Lobby to help create the political will for climate solutions
+ 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
+ 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 140
+ 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
+ help others pay their carbon offset tax at $800 a ton
+ again, rebel or strike every day with others or solo
The Earth's biosphere and kids and the critters majorly appreciate every minute that you give to them every day.
Buy some HERO 140 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 140 minutes.
For example, if you make $20 an hour net including benefits, you can buy 60 minutes towards your 140 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 140 minutes, we hope you will consider donating to one of our fave organizations that are listed both above and below.
+ TheNatureConservancy.org/ greenliving/carboncalculator
+ ArborDay.org /carbon
What planet Earth might say
"Hello Human Being,
You are one of my HEROes if you are volunteering 140 minutes a day to help slow down the climate change monsters that are killing the super rad and priceless species and ecosystems that live on me.
For me, your 140 minutes are also dedicated to helping save the 140 plus species that are in danger of extinction every day.
So thanks a big bunch to the every one of you Earth loving peeps who are a HERO 140.
For all the life, Your Earth
PS: The greatest threat to our dying planet is the belief that someone else will save it. ~ Robert Swan"
HERO 140 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 140 minutes.
Some actions that count towards your EcoLogical Consumer minutes [but not towards your HERO 140 minutes]::
+ use very little fossil fuels
+ minimize the buying of unnecessary products
+ consume only plant-based foods as much as possible
+ use as little single-use plastic as possible
+ make one's job or career as sustainable as possible
+ vote for environmentally smart candidates and initiatives as much as possible
+ bike, bus, carpool, rideshare or use other low CO2 travel modes
+ recycle and compost
HERO 140 Awards and Perks
So write a post about how your HERO 140 days are going and post it on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and tag it with @XOEarth so we can say hi and share your post in our networks.
If you prefer to write a post as a comment at the bottom of this page, that's cool too.
Then every few months we will email or mail out XOEarth Awards and other neat stuff to honor some of you HERO 140 peeps. We will ask for your mailing address when we do a mailing.
To you who are hitting HERO 140 plus levels - such as HERO 300, HERO 400 and HERO 500 levels - tell us what actions you are taking and how it feels when you hit those levels. [Perks]
Stand with millions of other HERO 140 peeps
When you are a HERO 140, you are standing with millions of other amazing and powerful environmentalists who have given 140 minutes or more a day to help the magical and beautiful places that are still left.
Enjoy the company of these honorary HERO 140s:
+ 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)