News & Updates

January 6, 2020

Executive Director Update – January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings! As we enter a new decade, we here at ReScape California continue our focus on expanding our qualification trainings, environmental advocacy and policy transformation. We had a very busy 2019. We are proud of and grateful for what we accomplished with your support and participation. Thank you!

Last year we saw an incredible uptick in the acknowledgment of climate change and the challenges to us here in California and globally. We know that one input affects the whole and will continue to keep stepping forward in collaboration with agencies, scientists, companies and individuals who are offering solutions.

We know the old story- we are living it. What if we were to imagine a new story, one that focuses on solutions? Through our Climate Change Consortium, we continue to meet, to be a convener, bringing together those doing courageous, important work. This month we will be coproducing the RAPID Response Climate Forum on 23 January. Join us and our partners, Blue Point Planning and BayREN as we meet to develop immediate term solutions. More information and to apply: www.rapidclimateforum.org.

We continue to ask the question, “What will the world look like in 10 years, or 20 years?” Frankly, don’t we already know what to do to mitigate global warming? Let’s embrace the best of what already exists. We have new emerging technologies many of which are actually based on ancient wisdom and practices. Each of our 8 Principles address an important aspect of the whole. Nourishing healthy soils that pull the carbon down in our urban areas. Efficient local energy, reducing waste, nurturing habitat, awareness of the local watershed ecosystem. The power of innovation, imagination and creativity resides within each of us. Everywhere you look you see incredible reasons for hope. Everyone wants to participate in creating a new story- and we have everything we need to make it happen right now. Let’s join to together to support government and businesses taking us in a new direction. And together work on things that regenerate the planet.

Robert Swan, polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles, says that “…the greatest threat to the planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” That’s not us- that’s not you!

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