Silicon Valley--- Climate Emergency Pledge of Resistance
Our planet’s atmosphere and its climate are in a crisis. To turn that around, we’re building a network of individuals who 1) know that humans and large corporations are causing this climate emergency, and 2) who are ready to take the next step to bring the crisis to a halt. Sure, we’re transitioning to a clean, 100% renewable economy, but it’s the gradual, slow pace of that transition that’s the issue. Bill McKibben, 350’s founder, says, this “winning slowly is losing.”
The fossil fuel industry, including the banks and transport companies that support it, are charging full speed ahead, authorized by an ill-informed and heavily lobbied Congress. We’re in a real climate emergency, and we need Climate Justice Now. With a new Pledge of Resistance, we’re inviting citizens and groups of the region to help move more quickly to a clean economy. We’re fighting harder than ever. We need individuals of conscience to stand up and say, in the most powerful way possible, we will not comply with a system that compels us to climate disaster. Of course, direct action and civil disobedience are tools too important to be used lightly, and we won’t.
Sign Our Pledge
Where there’s a bank funding pipelines (such as Wells Fargo, our first area of attention), or a governor allowing fracking to continue and refineries to expand, or an oil company pushing tar sands into the Bay Area….we have to be ready to respond, and quickly. Meanwhile, we’ll be offering trainings, and organizing a broad and strong resistance like never before–keep an eye on our calendar and emails and check out our campaign organization, our partners, our greatest needs for help, and our resources.
“I pledge to defend and protect our climate by participating in Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience (either by risking arrest or in a support role) for a faster and more just transition to a clean energy economy.”