Forces of Nature is a youth-led movement to save our planet by calling for an end to the climate crisis.
Here’s How We Get There:
1. No New Fossil Fuel Projects Anywhere. Period. Now.
Stop and ban all oil, coal, and gas projects from being built through local resolutions and community resistance. Stop all drilling projects. Period.
2. A Fast and Just Transition to 100% Renewable Energy. Deadline: 2030.
Economically incentivize and legally enforce a complete and just transition away from fossil fuels to a new clean energy economy.
3. No Continued Deforestation Anywhere. Period. Deadline: 2025.
Economically incentivize landowners and farmers to produce alternate food sources that don't require cutting down any more of our trees. Period.
Reforest our communities by requiring all local building projects to increase their setbacks for additional green space. Demand all large new developments beautify their surrounding neighborhood with trees--it will increase their business traffic. Demand the planting of trees on 10% of the earth’s land.
Americas have a greater carbon footprint, per capita, than anywhere else in the world. Our exploding population is using resources faster than they can be replaced, and leaving behind a trail of poisonous carbon emissions in the process. But there is a lot we can do. We can learn from developed countries that have carbon footprints a third of ours, and from entrepreneurial businesses that have already developed the technology to bring about necessary change here in the US. Let's get the conversation started-everywhere.
6. Switch to a healthier diet-seriously.
Switch to alternate food sources to make deforestation for agriculture purposes necessary. Change what you eat; change how much you eat; change how much you waste.
Don't look back. We're not going that way. --Will Charouhis, Founder of Forces of Nature