There is a new symbol going around: The Climate Flag, created by artists in San Francisco, California.
Any one of us can download the .pdf to make bumper stickers, buttons, web badges.
Or, for rallies, we can get together with friends, have a party, and make a cloth flag!
As the saying goes, “To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice.”
(If you can, please make a donation… the artists use the cash to make more cloth flags.)
Here’s what the creators say about the design, and their wise purpose:
“WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?”
“Local. Visual. Global.”
“Raising the Climate Flag is a positive action we can do to show we care about the climate. It demonstrates our support of choices to reduce greenhouse gases, fund renewable energies and shows our willingness to engage our neighbors, government representatives and the scientific, spiritual, industrial and artistic communities, in dialogue about uncommon solutions to reduce climate change for the common good. Show your support. Let it FLY!”
“The Design: Echoes of the Earth Flag, the Ecology Flag and the Rainbow Flag with elements that are easy to reproduce and make.”
“The Colors: Yellow, White, Blue & Green bands could symbolize the sun, the ozone, the waters, the earth or solar power, wind power, tidal power and green technologies or perhaps, they mean something else to you?”
“The Circle: Inspired by the Big Blue Marble, the first image humanity had ever seen of the Earth from space and the power of coming together for the common good. Unification.”
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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)… Start by remembering the saying: “Hope is a renewable resource.” Keep your morale up.
Then, our immediate practical first step becomes “Deeply know our personal Superpowers,” those skills over which we all have 100% control:
1) To save the planet, CHANGE OURSELVES FIRST;
2) To save the planet, INVEST OUR WORKING LIVES;
3) To save the planet, USE OUR VOICES and take advocacy seriously in all its many flavors: Never miss a vote and never stop influencing your government. Influence the vast business world by voting with your buying power… business listens when you speak its language. Set a solid example in your personal life. Tell friends what we must do. Finally, have a carefully-chosen annual donor program. All of these are ways you can use your voice.
No one can take your personal power away. Stay focussed on the list of substantive global warming solutions.
And at all times, cast aside the “learned-helplessness” that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for action.
Never give up.
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