2010 has been a year of missed opportunities for the environment. From no progress or worse on the international climate action stage, to a clean energy bill in the U.S. Senate that is still on ice despite the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, it’s enough to make you want to throw up your hands and buy beach-front property on the Bering Sea.
However, the price of resignation is even higher than the price of delay. So it looks like we are going to have to come together and take a look at what we can do about it. I want to invite you to come to New Bedford, MA on the weekend of October 22-24 for the Connecting for Change conference. Before I go further – you need to know that you can save $75 per ticket if you get your tickets before the early birds rates expire on Saturday. Don’t filibuster this – Get them now.
Van Jones is going to be there to talk about how we can address climate change AND revive the economy through clean energy investment and development.
Annie Leonard is going to be there to help us see the big picture of how the global supply chain works (and doesn’t), and what we can do to change that system.
Greg Mortenson is going to be there to talk about what it really looks like to work for America’s interests and long-term security abroad and he’s not going to talk about oil.
There will also be scores of workshops on sustainability for all aspects of the external as well as the internal environment.
But most importantly, there will be more than 1,000 people who are committed to create a sustainable world regardless of the circumstances. If the Senate won’t act, if world leaders can’t get their acts together, if dirty energy companies try to pollute the public debate as badly as they pollute the planet – so be it. We know what needs to be done. But none of us can do it alone. Come to New Bedford, and Connect for Change.