'We believe the next decade will see the movement towards a low carbon economy and environmental sustainability reach a tipping point. Popular consciousness will reject insatiable consumption; traditional ideologies and institutions will be challenged. This decade will set the foundation for a new era of humanity.
We have created climatefirst to help people understand the connection between their consumption and the environment. We examine the assumption that the earth’s resources are there for us to use as we see fit, and we challenge the notion that the price we pay for something reflects the full cost of making it.
By creating awareness we hope to influence how people consume energy and resources towards more efficient and sustainable behaviours. We believe it is possible to have a "no Impact' society where the environment and social rights are the keystone drivers rather then the economics of profit.
The name of the game is engage. Each of us has the opportunity to make new choices. We need to acknowledge the ripple effect. That is, our choices, however small, can achieve lasting impacts, not only at an individual level, but across entire communities.
The climatefirst imperative is to instil knowledge and understanding in the mass consumer market that the health of our environment is directly linked to our own wellbeing. We are not separate from our environment and in fact all of our actions are connected.
Connecting to each other
We are each as individuals an important part of a broader movement to change towards a more balanced way of living. With the knowledge that our friends, families, neighbours & colleagues are contributing - even in seemingly small ways - we will know that our personal effort is part of something greater - this is a sense of community -
Working together we can create real and lasting change. You can join us on our Social Climate forums and connect with like minded people to share ideas and exchange information.
It's all about coming together to create positive change. There is a movement happening right now. Over 2 million human rights, civil liberty and environmental groups are resisting excessive consumerism and promoting sustainability. This is the largest social movement is history by far! Everybody alive today has a role.
we connect people to the environment and connect people to each other
this is our community...
See some of the videos below to raise your consciousness, be inspired, and help create something extraordinary that future generations will revere.
Watch as this man starts a dance party.This is an inspirational story to show you the power of one. How your actions can impact others, and how this can create change. The point is as individuals we all have an important role to help create the change the world needs.
The Story of Stuff video presents a critical vision of the consumerist American society. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
Julia Butterfly Hill is an social activist and environmentalist. Hill is best known for living in a 180-foot tall, roughly 1500-year-old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as "Luna," to prevent loggers of the Pacific Lumber Company from cutting it down.
Environmental and social justice activist Julia Butterfly Hill speaks about the importance of hope committed to action. This is inspiration;
Tipping Point Ahead! Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip is a short, animated film about climate change by Leo Murray. It turns out that the way we have been calculating the future impacts of climate change up to now has been missing a really important piece of the picture. It seems we are now dangerously close to the tipping point in the world's climate system; this is the point of no return, after which truly catastrophic changes become inevitable.
Did anyone say climate action can't be sexy? Supermodels Take It Off For Climate Change! Supermodels undress for a good cause ! This cool and pretty simple video, gets the point across in a fun way!. How? with clothes, or really with the lack of clothes. I guess you get the point! 350.org’s Global Day of Climate Action is a great cause and you should all participate !
Chris Darwin, the great-great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin decided to use money inherited from Charles Darwin to pursue his ancestor’s wish to do good to his fellow creatures. So in 2003 he and his partner Jacqui purchased the land to establish the 686-square-kilometre Charles Darwin Reserve east of Geraldton, 355 km north of Perth in Western Australia. “Bigger than 20 countries in the world”, it is managed by Bush Heritage Australia.
‘One way of looking at our global situation is that we live on a small moist lump of rock that is spinning through space. We have got nowhere else to go, and considering this we appear to be hugely undervaluing the natural world. After all, the natural world produces our oxygen, our soil, the ozone layer; it cleans our water and air, and so does much more. We know that the only way to keep planet Earth habitable for the long term is to preserve the natural world and yet, for reasons that are beyond comprehension, both in Australia and globally we are destroying the natural world as if it was surplus to requirements.’
The Zeitgeist Movement is a grassroots movement and online community. It describes itself as a sustainability advocacy organization, and is the official activist arm of The Venus Project founded by industrial designer and social engineer Jacque Fresco. The Zeitgeist Movement was inspired by the social response from Peter Joseph's film Zeitgeist: Addendum, sequel to Zeitgeist: 'The Movie'. It was 'Zeitgeist: Addendum' which first introduced the Venus Project. A third film was released in theaters globally on January 15, 2011 and on the internet on the 25th called 'Zeitgeist: Moving Forward', which focuses on human behavior, technology, and rationality.