How Low Can We Go (on November 30th…and beyond)?!

daughter280wOn Tuesday, we launched How Low Can We Go from our home in Frederick, MD, to throw our support behind the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, 2015.

The 195 participating nations hope to reach a historic agreement, which would, for the first time, legally bind the signatory nations to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Our plan is straightforward.

On November 30th, the kick-off of the Paris conference, for 24 hours, let’s see How Low Can We Go, globally, with our use of fossil fuels.

It’s a simple way to say to the folks meeting in Paris that we are ready and willing and able to reduce our carbon emissions.

son280wThe How Low Can We Go challenge is going out to:

  • Everyone we know locally (friends, schools, businesses, towns …)
  • Environmental Studies departments on college campuses
  • All U.S. organizations taking action for climate change
  • All 1,780 groups (internationally) participating as Civil Society at the Conference in Paris (NGOs, the renewable energy industries, etc.)
  • Representatives of all nations participating in the Conference
  • Anyone else we can think of who cares about climate change and/or the earth

On November 30, 2015, let’s take the earth off of fossil fuels for 24 hours, for the kick-off of the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Watch our homemade video…

Want to help?

We hope people and groups everywhere will share the short video, or create their own version of the message, and pass it on.

And we hope Frederick will set the pace!

Share or send the link to the video anywhere and everywhere: https://youtu.be/u6v6ndMc0i4

And please visit, join and share our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647937208797640/

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PARIS2015 COP21-CMP11 on the web

What is COP21/CMP11?

“In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France will therefore be playing a leading international role to ensure points of view converge and to facilitate the search for consensus by the United Nations, as well as within the European Union, which has a major role in climate negotiations.”

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