To The Youth of Vermont and their Adult Allies,
Last year, approximately 700 young Vermonters from over twenty different schools and universities marched down State Street in Montpelier to participate in the largest youth-focused political rally in Vermont’s history. These students were all united in the belief that greater political action must be taken to address the threat of Climate Change.
Not much has changed since last year, however our movement is just getting started! As the earth heats up, the pressure felt by our lawmakers will increase; and as the oceans rise, so will our youth. As more and more people around the world experience climate related disasters firsthand, there will be a collective demand for greater action. This is inevitable.
However, this change cannot happen quickly enough. “Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.” In addition, “The six-month period from January to June was the planet’s warmest half-year on record, with an average temperature that was 1.3 degrees Celsius (2.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the late nineteenth century.” (http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/climate-trends-continue-to-break-records)
We Are Forming a Coalition of Schools to Plan the Next Rally
We are looking for a small team of teachers and students from as many schools as possible to help us plan this years Climate Change Rally. So here is what we need from YOU:
- If you are even the slightest bit interested in helping us plan the event, please send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you know of anybody who might be the slightest bit interested in helping us plan the event, please forward this email to them.
- If you are not interested in planning the event, but are interested in attending or learning more, please send us a quick email at email@example.com