iMatterNow is a Network, a Quest, a Plan for youth to stand up and demand immediate action in our cities.

Why cities?
Massive change starts at the grassroots level, where the issue is personal – where people will have to look us in the eye and realize it’s our futures at stake.

What are we demanding?
That our cities immediately develop and implement a plan to be free of fossil fuels by 2040. 

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How will we do it?

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our opinions
As the generation most impacted by the climate crisis, OUR VOICES MATTER!

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our intentions
We intend for society to be free of fossil fuels by 2040. Period.

MEASURE
our cities’ progress
With the Climate Report Card, hold our leaders accountable to reduce emissions

PRESSURE
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Quests to guide leaders through the campaign to put pressure on our cities.

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Join us now.
We are the catalysts for real change our cities need.

SHARE
our opinions
As the generation most impacted by the climate crisis, OUR VOICES MATTER!

DECLARE
our intentions
We intend for society to be free of fossil fuels by 2040. Period.

MEASURE
our cities’ progress
With the Climate Report Card, hold our leaders accountable to reduce emissions

PRESSURE
with numbers
Quests to guide leaders through the campaign to put pressure on our cities.

LEAD
Join us now.
We are the catalysts for real change our cities need.

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As it stands, the climate crisis has no happy ending. This isn’t a Hollywood movie where everything will be all right if you just stick around until the final scene. From longer droughts, bigger wildfires and more intense storms to food and water shortages and the extinction of countless species, our society’s addiction to fossil fuels has messed up the perfect balance of our planet.

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As it stands, the climate crisis has no happy ending. This isn’t a Hollywood movie where everything will be all right if you just stick around until the final scene. From longer droughts, bigger wildfires and more intense storms to food and water shortages and the extinction of countless species, our society’s addiction to fossil fuels has messed up the perfect balance of our planet.

While adults and our leaders too often are only concerned with what is politically possible, climate scientists know it is not enough. Some of our cities don’t even have a climate plan at all, and for those that do, they often fall short of what is needed.

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While adults and our leaders too often are only concerned with what is politically possible, climate scientists know it is not enough. Some of our cities don’t even have a climate plan at all, and for those that do, they often fall short of what is needed.

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But there is hope. What most people may not know is that the global climate crisis CAN BE STOPPED and it is possible to end our addiction to fossil fuels. More and more cities, countries and institutions are doing it.

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But there is hope. What most people may not know is that the global climate crisis CAN BE STOPPED and it is possible to end our addiction to fossil fuels. More and more cities, countries and institutions are doing it.

Some of the best science has shown a formula, a path for society to a much safer future – reducing global greenhouse gas emissions 6% per year starting NOW. But adults have been too scared, or jaded, or intimidated by the changes that need to occur. They can’t imagine a future without the use of fossil fuels. But, we, the generation most impacted by the climate crisis, can.

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Some of the best science has shown a formula, a path for society to a much safer future – reducing global greenhouse gas emissions 6% per year starting NOW. But adults have been too scared, or jaded, or intimidated by the changes that need to occur. They can’t imagine a future without the use of fossil fuels. But, we, the generation most impacted by the climate crisis, can.

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Big social change happens once the stories of those hurt by a social injustice are heard. Our voices are needed to awaken our communities to the reality that our future is threatened by society’s addiction to fossil fuels. And we aren’t going to stand by quietly anymore and wait for other people to do something about it. Our voices are needed NOW.

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Big social change happens once the stories of those hurt by a social injustice are heard. Our voices are needed to awaken our communities to the reality that our future is threatened by society’s addiction to fossil fuels. And we aren’t going to stand by quietly anymore and wait for other people to do something about it. Our voices are needed NOW.

 

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When we speak up, people listen. Are your ready to be heard?