The Future We Want will not happen naturally. It is going to take government action, business commitment, technology innovation and a revolutionary mindset and lifestyle shift. At the center of the shift is a passionate core of courageous activists who are willing to stand up for their generation and all those to follow. That would be...us!
Alec Loorz started Kids vs. Global Warmng when he was 12 years old because he felt called to do something to stop global warming. He realized that the youth have the moral authority to demand change.
Skip ahead a few years, when Alec and his mom and other young activists decided to organize marches to stand up with a unified voice to demand action.
We, as the youngest generation, will continue to march and become leaders in our communities to remind people what's at stake: our survival, and the survival of thousands of species. Sign up to lead a march to remind our leaders over and over again, in a unified voice: WE MATTER!
Last year, groups of youth and those who love them (like Ted Turner and James Hansen in the photos above) marched for our future. Join us this year.
Start meeting. Don't freak out. It doesn't have to be a stresser. Instruction guide provided below. :) If you like public speaking, sign up to be a member of the iMatter Youth Council to give presentations and recruit marchers.
The iMatter March is in the throes of change. While we don't have plans at this time for another national/international march, anyone is welcome at any time to plan one! Check out our resources to plan and organize an iMatter March in your community - no matter how small or how big. Get your walking shoes out, grab some friends, get the word out, and march. Because Our Future Matters!
ALSO, we will be releasing resources for the iMatter Pole Project very soon! This project will add more oomph to your marches with a hand-on, concrete object to leave behind for your community. Alec put up SLAP (Sea Level Awareness Project) poles in Ventura, CA in 2008, and more poles have been put up along coastlines since then. Now anyone will be able to put up a pole, no matter where they live, So stay tuned!
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In the meantime, we are partnering with The Great March for Climate Action, an ambitious march across the U.S. from California to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and meet with people along the way to talk about climate change and the need for a changed society. The kick-off from Los Angeles is March 1, 2014. You can sign up here.and be part of making history!
Use a meeting or two to make stuff like posters and marching signs. Some resources included here, but you can totally make your own. Is fracking a big issue in your town? Than go for messaging around that? Are you along the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline? Then make signs about that.
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Begin Your story about why this is so important is powerful. It can change hearts and mobilize your peers, parents, politicians, and get media coverage for your march. Begin by joining the iMatter Youth Council and training to give presentations and speeches, doing media interviews and stuff like that. We provide talking points, but the most important part of the story is YOU.