It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the realities of climate change, but important to keep in mind that everyday, people all over the world are dedicated to finding solutions and spreading awareness. When scientist Eugene Cordero
of the Green Ninja Team participated in 24 Hours of Reality as a panelist (Hour 4 (Kotzebue), Hour 14 (New Delhi) and Hour 15 (Islamabad)), he had to opportunity to network with amazing people and organizations working to do something about climate change.
Climate Mama, founded by Harriet Shugarman, is a great example of this tenacity. Shugarman’s activism started when she first had children and realized that they would be the ones left with our planet – no matter what state we leave it in. She and her team emphasize education, encourage questions about the big issue of climate change, and even offer seals of approval for responsible products and services.
Shugarman is more than willing to turn her message into action. She was recently arrested for civil disobedience following a peaceful protest of the XL Keystone Pipeline. The government has released their official assessment of the proposed pipeline, but many are crying foul. President Obama is expected to make his decision regarding the pipeline by November 1.
Watch Shugarman’s appeal to Obama:
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One of our Green Ninja Scientists (Eugene Cordero) is participating in the 24 Hours of Reality project and will serve on a live panel with Al Gore in New York.
24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event that will share the reality of the climate crisis. From Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Alaska, Jakarta to London, people living with the impacts of climate change every day will tell their story. The event features a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, in every time zone around the globe.
The event starts at 7pm (Sep 14th) ET and ends at 8pm (Sep 15) ET, with Eugene appearing on panels at 8pm (Sep 14; with Al Gore), 9am (Sep 15th) and 10am (15th) – all times Eastern Standard. Catch it all live here:
Go Green Ninja Team!!