Climate Action

21 petitions

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Petition to Abigail Disney, Bill Gates, Chip Wilson, Galen Weston, Garrett Camp, George Soros, Heather Reisman, Hamdi Ukulaya, Howard Schultz, Jeff Bezos, Jeffrey Skoll, Jim Balsillie, Marc Benioff, Michael Bloomberg, Michael Lee Chin, Morris Pearle, Paul Demerais III, Peter Gilgan, Ricardo Semler, Richard Branson, Seymour Schulick, Stephen Schwartzman, Ted Turner, Tim Cook, Tobias Lütke, Tom Steyer, Tony Fadell, Warren Buffet, barack obama, Brian Mulroney, COLIN POWELL, David Miliband, Evan McMullin, George Osbourne, Jeb Bush, Joe Lieberman, John Hickenlooper, John Kasich, John Tory, Justin Trudeau, Paul Martin, Robert Reich, Tony Blair, Ana Navarro, Carl Bernstein, Chris Cuomo, Christiane Aamanpour, David Brooks, David Frum, Fareed Zakaria, Frank Bruni, George F. Will, Judy Woodruff, Matt Lewis, Max Boot, Michael Smerconish, Nicholas Kristoff, Rachel Maddow, Rick Wilson, Van Jones, Zanny Meadows, Helen DeGeneris, John Oliver, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Freidman, Anand Giridharadas, George Clooney, rob reiner, steven speilberg, Tom Hanks, Aaron David Miller, Amanda Carpenter, Anderson Cooper, Anne Marie Slaughter, beto o'rourke, Bianna Golodryga, Bill Browder, Brian Stelter, Dan Ackroyd, Daniel Schmachtenberger, Dani Reiss, Dan Rather, Don Lemon, Ezra Klein, Frank Sesno, Gary Johnson, Michael Ignatieff, James cameron, Jake Tapper, Jeffrey Toobin, Jennifer Rubin, Joe Lockhart, John Avlon, John Legend, Maggie Haberman, Matthew Bishop, Michael McFaul, Michelle Obama, Molly Jong Fast, Salena Zito

Help us change the way leaders lead - systemically and globally - by 2030.

Impeachment. War in the Middle East. Climate change. Brexit. Income inequality. Nuclear proliferation. You know that we live in an age of abundance – there has never been a better time to be alive. And yet, also know that the world is on the verge of a colossal misstep that is global and systemic. Humanity is this close to solving the world’s greatest problems, finally and forever, and yet appears to be about to shoot itself in the foot (at best).  It keeps you up at night. It should. And who is ‘you’? ‘You’ are the majority exhausted by having your voices drowned out by people on either side of you– or worse yet, having to yell to be heard over them.  You are the people who do not lock yourselves into a specific ideology, the people who are open minded, caring and curious enough to consider solutions from wherever – and from whomever - they might be found. People who get that 'we' need to deal with climate change AND nuclear proliferation AND income inequality AND the reframing of capitalism and liberal democracy AND a host of other existential issues - AND that humanity has very little time to do it. What needs fixing?  Leadership. We think there is a systemic, global insufficiency of effective leadership, that MUST be addressed in the next 10-20 years.  It follows that to do that, the solution must be systemic, global - and values based (click here to see our Tenets). Moreover, only a purposeful Manhattan Project scale initiative will work - targeting leadership just as Bill Gates targeted the eradication of malaria or polio. How are we ‘doing’ it?  By creating the global community that will not only incubate and elevate a cohort of existing and aspiring leaders to positions of influence, power and impact, but will require as a precondition that each and every member thrive – however they define that - that they be empowered to be their best possible self. We do that through a four-step process: Connect - We turn a voiceless cohort into a community that speaks as one Empower - We strengthen members in their personal, professional and passion pursuits through Local and GlobalCircles Mobilize - We challenge members to leverage their individual and collective circumstance and expertise to positively impact society through Projects and Missions Transform - We change the culture of leadership through the shared vison and power of example Leaders Expedition has invested over 15,000 hours and US$250,000 to devise and test the practical solution to change the way leaders lead, globally and systemically – by 2030.  We are a Canadian non-profit organization of 650 members from 35+ countries.  We believe that to fail is an existential threat to humanity.  To fail is to let the angriest voices define the societies in which our children and grand-children will be raised. Our Moonshot objective is to elevate "one million of our members to positions of influence, power and impact by 2030: from the classroom, to the boardroom to the legislature". If you believe the world needs to change the way leaders lead, then we need your support NOW to help us amplify our message and secure the financial (and other material) support from the wealthy benefactors - and influencers - who share our POV/values and can make this happen NOW (the 100 decision maker/influencers we are addressing this petition to is a fraction of the 1% of the 1% with whom we believe our Tenets would resonate).   We've done our bit - and there has never been greater urgency. It's now up to YOU. So please support our vital initiative by signing our petition, and share it with your family, friends, colleagues and followers - and help get the message to those with the power, brand and resources that can make this happen.  For more information, please visit Leaders Expedition (LEx) is a federally registered non-profit organization based in Canada (Corporation number 928064-2).   

Leaders Expedition (LEx)
702 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Council of the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville

Declare a Climate Emergency & Start a Climate Action Taskforce in Leeds-Grenville

Have the extreme weather events affected you, or your friends and family? Do you see changes to the local environment? Are you worried about the increasing costs of food, the quality of our water, the potential impact of extreme weather events? So many of us are already experiencing the very real, immediate, local impacts from the climate crisis.  800 governments around the world, including 56 in Canada, have already declared a Climate Emergency. They are making plans to build resilience in their communities against the worst impacts of the climate crisis, reduce their carbon emissions, and take advantage of the opportunities presented in the transition to a new low carbon economy.  We need to be talking about the immediate impacts of the climate crisis on our everyday lives here in Leeds-Grenville, and the risk to our future. We also need to be considering the many opportunities we face as the world transitions to a new low carbon economy. How can we take advantage of the new jobs being created in the green sector? How can we invite new business investments in low-carbon technologies to our region? How can we support our local farmers as they try to adapt to the changing climate and extreme weather?  There are things we can all do as individual citizens and in our community groups and businesses. But we need all levels of government working with us. The United Counties of Leeds-Grenville need to make a declaration of a climate emergency, and then create a task force that will immediately begin assessing our risks, identifying our opportunities, and creating a plan. Municipalities all over the world, including the neighbouring municipalities of Kingston and Ottawa, are already on this path, and we must join them. We cannot afford to ignore this reality. Our livelihoods, our future, and our children are depending on us. 

Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford - A Potluck Action Group
137 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The American Academy of Religion

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) Should Demonstrate Leadership on the Climate Crisis

The AAR executive board is asked to take bold action to address the climate crisis. In 2014, past AAR president and bioethicist, Laurie Zoloth called climate change "the central moral imperative of our time" and called for the AAR, the world's largest organization of scholars of religion, to provide moral leadership on this critical issue. The October 2018 IPCC report gave the world 12 years to reduce carbon emissions by 50% or risk irreversible, catastrophic climate change that will render life-systems on our planet unsustainable. We are already witnessing the destructive nature of climate breakdown taking lives, destroying homes, villages, towns, and ecosystems through fire, flood, drought, and rising seas, with children and vulnerable populations suffering first and most. Business as usual is immoral cowardice. Allowing ourselves, as Dr. Zoloth proposed, to let our plans and our lives to be "interrupted," is a moral imperative at this critical moment in time. Believing that our response should be commensurate with the problem we face, we call for the establishment of an AAR and SBL sabbatical every six years beginning in 2021 to reduce the carbon footprint of our more than 10,000 attendees. On that weekend, the members who would otherwise attend the Annual Meeting are asked to spend time studying, advocating, training, teaching and, in short, interrupting our lives with the urgency called upon us to address the climate crisis. In addition, the executive should take steps to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of its meetings and operations by promoting zero carbon and low carbon, food, energy, and transportation.        

Brian N
332 supporters