Bi-partisan. Solutions-focused. President-led. Grassroots execution.
2013 Climate Summit.
Proposal for Presidential Summit on Climate Solutions
Youth voices at center of campaign to give the President a platform to address Americans on climate.
Governors, Mayors, Businesses, Farmers, Faith Leaders, Youth, Retired Military Generals and other voices to President Obama: Enhance our Economy, Increase National Security, Protect Our Children by putting climate solutions into action.
A unique coalitions of civil society groups urge the president to host a national summit to mobilize Americans to actually prepare for the impacts of climate change and reduce climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions.
You can help make it happen!!
1. Let Americans hear directly from their President that climate disruption is now a top national priority and must be a top priority for all of us.
2. Inform Americans of actionable solutions they can put into place to prepare for and build resilience to climate impacts, and reduce GHG emissions, and their many benefits.
3. Establish a positive, uplifting, can-do atmosphere that energizes and mobilizes households, businesses, civic, faith and other communities to create comprehensive plans to reduce emissions and prepare for the unavoidable affects of climate disruption.
"If Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will."
President Obama, State of the Union address, February 2013
YOU can help the
Presidential Climate Summit
become a REALITY.
Sign this Letter Supporting a Summit.
Sign this Letter...
Then get your Mayor, your Dad, your Principal to Sign it too.
Signing petitions actually DO make a difference. In fact, in our meetings with the White House so far, they've actually ASKED us to build a coalition and show them how many people actually care about the climate crisis enough to make it a priority in our nation.
So...read it and, if you agree that a summit that YOU can participate in will help awaken America to the reality that our futures are at stake and we need to get serious NOW about solutions.... then please sign it.
And get everyone you know to sign it. Friends, parents, teachers, and especially mayors and any elected officials. There's info below that will help give you courage and direction for reaching out to your Mayors and Congresspeople. They're OUR leaders and they need to hear YOUR voice.
Instructions and Tips
Sample Mayor's Letter
Sample Congress Letter
Ten year old iMatter Youth Council member, Hallie, from Raleigh NC, got her mayor to sign the letter. Then her mayor recruited other mayors in the area to sign too!
Join the Coalition
Join the Coalition
Youth, Family, School Organizations and Leaders Unite to Strategize how families and youth can best engage
iMatter is involved as a core Steering Committee member to ensure that the youth voice is heard in the process and the execution of both the national summit and the regional satellite meetings.
We are also building a strong coalition of youth, mom, grandparent, school organizations to work together to provide opportunities for the youngest generation -- and those who love and work with them -- to impact the solution strategy sessions and beyond.
Join us if you represent an organization in the youth, mom, grandparent, father, school sector by:
1. Sign the letter above.
2. Write to Victoria@iMatterYouth.org
3. Join the Youth and Family Engagement Coalition Steering Committee
Will Steger Foundation
Climate Change is Elementary
Lane Community College
Seattle Preparatory School
Center for Environmental Eduction
US National Deaf Swim Team
George Washington University
George Mason University
Global Warming Education Network
California Student Sustainability Coalition
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
Paradise Valley Commuinty College
Community College of Vermont
Southern Maine Community College
University of Oregon
People for a Healthy Environment
Iowa State University
Oregon State University
Corvallis Raging Grannies
Hobart and William Smith
St Mary's College
Lansing Community College
Parsons School of Design
New Rochelle High School
Verona Area School District, WI
Madison Public Schools
Western State Colorado University
New Mexico State University
Poudre School District
Sidwell Friends School
University of WI, Madison
Our Children's Trust
WITNESS TRUST campaign
Youth, Family and School Endorsers from:
Kids vs Global Warming
Alliance for Climate Education
Captain Planet Foundation
Mom's Clean Air Force
Focus the Nation
100 Grannies for a Livable Future
Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network
One More Generation
Community to Community Development
Duluth/Superior Grandmothers for Peace
University of Maryland
Boston Public Schools
Georgia Tech University
Texas A&M University
St Louis University
Fort Lewis College
St Katherine University
Montclair State University
Cal Poly state
University of Ottowa
City University of NY
Georgian Court University
West Linn Schools
Northern VA Community College
Denver Green School
IDEAS for Us
Gabrielno Environmental Science Club
Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative
Stone Soup Leadership Institute
Generation Waking Up
Grannies Peace Brigade
Big Green Purse
new organizations and schools added daily
Press and Blogs about the Summit:
The Guardian, January 9,2013
Climate Science Watch, February 22, 2013
E&E Reporter, Climate Wire. February 13, 2013
Register-Guard, January 30, 2013
Climate Access, Janary 21, 2013
Occupy.com, January 29, 2013
President Obama's "Lincoln Moment"
by Victoria Loorz, Executive Director
There is much to do. And there are millions of people already doing. But the reality is that we cannot meet the mandate to reduce emissions by a global 6%-8% per year unless we make it a national priority. And only the President can do that. Read the Blog
Breaking Status Quo
by Valerie Serrels, Associate Director
I welcomed 2013 with some uneasy, or stifled, hope. This spark of hope was kindled as I sat in a White House conference room with a group of very diverse partners committed to a very common goal. Read the Blog.