Canadians Taking The 'Leap'

January 14, 2016

Climate change, our dessimation of rainforests, even the United Nations is now warning about the alarming global dwindling of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

 

Their 'truths' that are still too easily ignored, but threaten to have a dire impact on our planet. The human race continues to demonstrate a recklessness and carelessness towards the way in which we take care of this little celestial rock called earth.

 

One website poses a challenge to Canadians to take action. The site is called The Leap Manifesto

 

The following is taken directly from their site:

 

"The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.

 

These facts are all the more jarring because they depart so dramatically from our stated values: respect for Indigenous rights, internationalism, human rights, diversity, and environmental stewardship.

 

Canada is not this place today— but it could be.

 

We could live in a country powered entirely by renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate racial and gender inequality. Caring for one another and caring for the planet could be the economy’s fastest growing sectors. Many more people could have higher wage jobs with fewer work hours, leaving us ample time to enjoy our loved ones and flourish in our communities.

 

We know that the time for this great transition is short. Climate scientists have told us that this is the decade to take decisive action to prevent catastrophic global warming. That means small steps will no longer get us where we need to go.

 

So we need to leap."

 

They call it energy democracy and its a movement they hope will take on and become a battle cry for preserving the planet.

 

It's a great site with a lot of information that is compelling and thought-provoking. We encourage you to have a visit and maybe even sign the manifesto yourself!

 

 

 

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