On the Summer Solstice – June 21st, 2017 – will YOU light a candle in support of Mother Earth?
One World One Love and ClimateMama are calling on our friends and allies to join us as we light candles in defense of the One Planet we all call home. The threat of climate change is real and knows no borders – refugee or citizen – we are all vulnerable, we are all one.
Climate change is here. We notice our seasons changing earlier than before, our weather becoming more extreme, our seas rising and our children’s health suffering. We hear scientists screaming for us to pay attention to the overwhelming body of evidence they have collected, and we are perplexed, saddened and angered as many of our elected officials ignore them. We are connecting the dots between the increase in refugees around the world and the climate change fingerprints on their countries, their farms, forests and fields, their water, air and their weather.
While climate change affects all of us, it disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable among us. For refugees, climate change exacerbates the hardships they face in their home (and host) countries. With limited resources -- such as electricity, food, clean water and secure housing — refugees are often more susceptible to the climate-related effects of harsh weather and disease.
Unfortunately, the road from refugee to citizen is a long one, and only possible for a minute fraction of those who apply. Once granted asylum, refugees continue to face challenges in their adoptive countries. From learning and adapting to a new language, community, and social system, to facing the fear and distrust of some of their new neighbors, the struggle continues.
The #1World1Climate Campaign will unite us as we light candles in our diverse homes. #1World1Climate will connect us around the globe as we share our images on social media. #1World1Climate will provide an opportunity to reflect on our hopes for our planet’s future, and set intentions to reduce our individual impacts.
On June 21st, let’s light our candles together - to support one another and our planet in the hope of a brighter future.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
RSVP TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT. Share with your friends. On June 21st, post a photo of your candle on social media with the hashtag #1World1Climate and your location.
WANT TO DO MORE?
JOIN OR ORGANIZE A GATHERING. On June 21st, gather your friends in your home. Gather your community in your town. Go out into nature. Do something that’s meaningful to YOU and light your flame.
Contact us. We look forward to hearing your ideas and answering your questions!
To learn more about how YOU can help refugees resettling in NJ click here.