Declare Your

Independence

From Fossil Fuels

When the burning of fossil fuels has been shown to cause global climate crises, it is time for those most afected to stand up and to demand change.  We call for change from our cities, our states, and from our Nation.  And we commit to change ourselves.

These videos were created a couple years ago when we first started this campaign, in partnership with the Alliance for Climate Education.  

#1

Sign the Declaration

Read the Declaration that is modeled after the one that defined a new nation.  The new nation that we are working toward is one that values nature and future generations more than profits and convenience.  Your John Hancock and commitment is needed.

The Unanimous Declaration

of youth of the United States of America  

of Independence from Fossil Fuels.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to rid themselves of an energy system that has been found to threaten their lives and liberties, it is only decent that they should declare the causes of separation from the dependence on Fossil Fuels.
We, the youth of these United States, know that some truths are self-evident: that all people are created Equal and that they have certain inalienable Rights: especially the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Because of our addiction to fossil fuels, the Earth has been pushed out of balance and suffers from Global Warming.  The effects of that warming include extreme weather shifts, more frequent natural disasters, melting ice caps and glaciers, global sea level rise, diminishing food and water supplies, and habitat loss.  These problems put the Children of this and every Nation, thousands of entire Species of animals and plants, and Future Generations in danger of losing their rights to Life, Liberty and Happiness.
So, when the burning of fossil fuels has been shown to cause Global Climate Change, it is time for those most affected to stand up and to demand change. We call for change from our cities, our states, and from our Nation.        And we commit to change ourselves.
Therefore, We, the youth of the United States of America, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of thisCountry, solemnly publish and declare, that we, as a Community, ought to be Free and Independent from lifestyles and forms of energy that cause Global Climate Change.
We Implore our Leaders to build of a Secure Future, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent People may of right do to build a more Sustainable and Just Society. And for the support of this Declaration, we mutually pledge our Commitment, our Passion and our sacred Struggle for Equality and Justice.

 

#2

Download a PDF

Collect signatures from all your friends.

Print out the declaration and the signature sheet and get signatures at your school, during your march in April, or after you give an awesome speech as part of the iMatter Youth Council.  
Or post a comment on your Facebook page and send your friends here to sign.  200 points to anyone who does this.  :)
We captured 40,000 hand signatures already!  And now we need another 40,000 online signatures.  Our leaders need to know we are serious.

 

 

 

#2

Help us deliver them to our government.

Alec delivered a scroll with 10,000 hand written names to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  It was 175 feet long.   He captured these names after his presentations and speeches at schools along with the tremendous help from presenters at the Alliance for Climate Education.  
Now it's up to YOU.  We will deliver another 50,000 signatures from this campaign and all members of the iMatter Youth Council will be invited to do the deliveries.  To Senators, Congressmen, to the President, to Mayors and Governors.  
We declare independence from fossil fuels for the protection of our future.  Join the iMatter Youth Council and be part of the massive coordinated delivery in July 2013.

Join the iMatter Youth Council

Don't be confused by the ending of this video that sends you to the Alliance for Climate Education.  They're still cool, but the Declaration is now hosted right here. On this page.  No need to go anywhere.  Especially not in a car.