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Awakening Your True Nature… with Eve Simmons

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A Shared Call To Action

I’ve recently returned from Mentoring a huge Climate Reality Leadership training in Atlanta where we focused on social and environmental justice. Three mindblowing days with scientists, activists, policymakers, and compassionate changemakers. Among them, I joyfully ran into the wise-for-his-years, adorable, and incredibly well-spoken, youngest plaintiff of the renowned climate change lawsuit, “Our Children’s Trust”, Levy Draheim (pictured above).  From the stirring evening of “A Moral Call to Action” in ML King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. William Barber II and The Poor People’s Campaign, to Al Gore’s newest live climate presentation, to hearing from victims of environmental poisoning, cancer alleys, fracking, illegal coal ash dumping, and more. It was both staggering and inspirational.
I came back with a renewed desire to do all we can to improve our climate crisis, and I can’t think of a more effective and wide sweeping solution than the  (HR763) Check it out and please urge your Congress member to Co-Sponsor it now.

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“60 Minutes” Got It Right

Please contact CBS’ 60 Minutes with a great big THANK YOU for last Sunday evening’s story on one of the most important lawsuits of our time, “Our Children’s’ Trust”. So glad the media finally covered something that environmentalists have known for decades. Not only did the President’ s Science advisor (UCSD’s own) Roger Revelle, warn Lyndon Johnson of the dangers of too much CO2 in our atmosphere in 1965, LBJ turned right around and warned Congress. It was Congress that did little to nothing. Btw, Roger Revelle just happened to teach a bright young student, Al Gore, way back when.

Speaking of Al Gore, I’m overjoyed to share a few days with him, Reverend William Barber, scientists, activists, and over 2,000 of our newest friends, while Mentoring at the Climate Reality Project Leadership in Atlanta, GA this March.

It’s easy and oh so necessary to thank “60 Minutes”. Just click here…

Twitter: Steve Kroft

Facebook: PLEASE do it NOW.

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You Have the Power

Everyone is capable of something amazing. This is true even in the daunting world of climate change politics and policies. Your heart is already in the right place, so we’ll help you to engage your talents effectively to change our world for the better. Join us Friday, March 1st, 11 a.m. where I’ll speak at Chapman University’s Environmental Science Seminar. Meet at the McCardle Steps in the Keck Center, just south of E. Walnut Ave. Orange, CA

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America’s Climate Solution

There’s wonderful news on the climate front – and in Congress no less! Can you imagine U.S. carbon emissions dropping by 40% within 12 years?

Yes, you’ve read that correctly… There’s a newly introduced bipartisan climate bill, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Actand it’s manna from Heaven (it will be reintroduced early in the 116th Congress). This socially just, truly effective climate bill, which Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been working toward for 11 years, is a real gamechanger. And it has a strong chance of becoming national law if we unite to support it. Please check it out, spread the word and support it. Many Thanks!

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California’s wildfires, the new abnormal

I snapped this “smokeset” image in my hometown San Diego – far away from the blazes that have ravaged our state, and yet the micro-bits of peoples lives and wildlife lost,  hung in the air, sullying our skies and our psyches even this far south.

Dozens dead, with that number growing daily, hundreds missing, a town so thoroughly wiped out that identifying the dead is made even more difficult due to destroyed dental offices and patient’s records, which were obliterated in the mega inferno. Homes,  businesses, livelihoods, nature, all vanished. The severe conditions amplifying the devastation and suffering labeled “the new abnormal” by Governor Brown, are due to climate change.

We must raise our voices as one. We can no longer allow our leaders to stand idly by, taking oil money campaign contributions in exchange for, at best, toothless rhetoric on climate. Politicians must be compelled to represent their electorate rather than their corporate sponsors. Representatives must stop playing party politics, stop bickering over political turf, and seniority, and start acting in terms of OUR SHARED SURVIVAL. Let’s PLEASE build something positive, proactive and unified from this horrific tragedy. We are ALL indigenous to this planet. I’m beyond ready for a #GreenNewDeal.

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Att: “SMART Symposium” this Saturday Afternoon, Nov. 3rd, Join Us!

I’m proud to be a part of this… Spiritually Motivated Activism for Resilient Transformation is coming your way! Make sure to attend this important event. The Seaside Sisters’ S.M.A.R.T. Symposium is this Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Dr. Encinitas, CA See details below. Please join us ❤

Hot Topic Solution Circles hosted by fiercely passionate activists:
• Waste Reduction – Marina Qutab, Jessie Franklin
• Conscious Consumerism – Kalli Holmes Sorensen
• Gun Violence Prevention – Lonna Leghart
• Empowered Citizen Participation – Eve Simmons
• Intersectional Social Justice – Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

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Republicans Must Stand Against Trump’s Hate Speech

How much more must Americans take before the Republican party speaks out against this president gone amuck? In response to yesterday’s mass murder at a Pittsburg synagogue the madman who currently sits in the oval office and heads the Republican party tweeted..

This is completely and utterly wrong. Please find the personal dignity and courage to stand up to and resist this demagogue who seeks to profit from the ruination of everything good that America can be. You know what is happening is wrong. History is at a turning point. Please don’t sit idly by and let this continue. Please speak out individually or in numbers for our democracy’s sake.

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Eve’s Speaking at SDSU this Wednesday

Rock the Vote and join us for my presentation on Democracy and the Climate Crisis. Enjoy a FREE organic lunch (it’s open to the public and vegan & gluten-free options are available) courtesy of SDSU Green Love/Sustainability Commision, this Wednesday, Oct. 24th, from noon til 1:30 pm in the beautiful (LEED Platinum-certified) Aztec Student Union Theatre at San Diego State University. Increase your knowledge and awaken your personal power in a time of Climate Crisis. Don’t let what you can’t change keep you
from changing the things you CAN change for the better. We’re ALL citizens of planet Earth and we need every single one of you. This is what democracy looks like, be there! (click here)