Ryan Van Lenning of our sister site Ecolocalizer recently attended the Bioneers 2010 conference. One cool announcement from the event was the iMatter March, an effort to get one million kids to march for climate action. Ryan writes:
Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs. Global Warming, began his career as a climate change activist when he was 12 years old. You read that right, 12! That’s when he saw Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” that “changed his life forever.” He became so moved that he has been speaking truth to power, organizing and empowering youth, and speaking to large audiences ever since. He’s now a junior in high school and a winner of a Brower Youth Award.
At Bioneers 2010 last weekend Loorz announced the iMatter March on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011. He called it a “million kid march” for climate and energy action. He is calling on youth and supporters from all around the nation to organize and turn out on Mother’s Day to raise awareness about climate destabilization, our relationship with the biosphere, and to call for strong action on energy. Loorz understands that it is his generation that will have to live with the decisions made by today’s so-called leaders.
Read more about the iMatter March over on Ecolocalizer.